Month: April 2018

Watchdogs Warn of Worldwide Threats to Press Freedom

Source: Voice of America WASHINGTON —  Incessant attacks on the media by populist politicians are posing a threat to major democracies, two international watchdogs said on Wednesday. In their annual reports on the state of press freedom around the world, Reporters Without Borders and Freedom House harshly criticized Western populist […]

What Comey learned from theologian Reinhold Niebuhr about ethical leadership

Source: The Conversation While James Comey’s most recent clashes with President Trump are foremost on everyone’s minds, he’s had quite a career. He was the U.S. attorney responsible for taking down the New York mafia, the acting U.S. attorney general who stopped the policy that George W. Bush’s administration called “enhanced interrogation” or, in […]

The Muslim Ban Is Working

Source: Slate If the Supreme Court needs proof of the ban’s discriminatory intent, just look at the numbers. By BILAL ASKARYAR It might sound strange to say that when I was a child in Kabul, Afghanistan, I was lucky. There was a war, there were armed militias stopping families and raping […]

Jewish leaders dismiss Corbyn meeting on antisemitism as ‘missed opportunity’

Source: The Guardian By Peter Walker and Jessica Elgot Jeremy Corbyn’s hopes of reassuring the Jewish community over his efforts to combat antisemitism have suffered a blow after Jewish leaders labelled a meeting with the Labour leader a “disappointing missed opportunity” with little achieved. In a joint statement read to the media outside parliament, the […]