Humanitarian Policy, Population Growth and Global Warming

November 24, 2009

It is scientifically and humanly possible to increase the supply of food in this world. Some countries are approaching that issue by buying land in some of the poorest countries in order to raise enough food to feed their own populations and increase the supply of food in the country leasing or selling the land. Read the rest of this entry »

Do Prosecutors Really Have the “Right” to Frame Us?

November 17, 2009

Two men were sentenced to life imprisonment and served more than 25 years each before a prison employee, who had gotten to know them and their families, obtained a copy of the file and realized that the prosecutors had violated their constitutional obligations by not disclosing to defense counsel extensive information that tended to show they had the wrong men. Read the rest of this entry »

Arar v. Ashcroft and the Techniques of Tyrants

November 10, 2009

Maher Arar is a Canadian citizen. In 2002 his employer needed him back in Montreal from a vacation in Tunisia. Canadian officials relayed some erroneous information to American officials who picked him up en route in New York, imprisoned him, and denied him the ability to call or reach counsel. Read the rest of this entry »

Being Blase about Global Warming Is Likely to Be Suicidal

November 3, 2009

It’s been reported that some people have gotten blasé about global warming because they think the last couple of summers haven’t been unusually warm. So I’d tell the scoffers that’s a little like walking in to your doctor and saying let’s forget about the cancer diagnosis because I’ve been feeling pretty good the last few days. Read the rest of this entry »

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