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Bump Fire Stocks, Women Drivers and Illusory Progress

Bump Fire Stocks, Women Drivers and Illusory Progress

By Theo Wayt, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In this turbulent time, people look everywhere for some semblance of positive progress — a sign that maybe the bad guys are not so bad after all. But both the Saudi Government and the NRA are anti-democratic groups with backward agendas.

In Cheap Oil Economy, Stability Pays the Price

In Cheap Oil Economy, Stability Pays the Price

By Daniel Moritz-Rabson, Staff Writer

February 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

For citizens in countries with less diversified economies, the plummeting oil prices accompanied with the devaluation of local currency forecast harsh economic conditions and social disorder.

U.S. must choose better allies abroad

U.S. must choose better allies abroad

By Patrick Seaman, Contributing Writer

October 6, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Given the Saudi Arabia's poor human rights record, they have no business heading up the UN's new human rights panel.

Going Global: Saudi Arabian women’s rights violations still need attention

Going Global: Saudi Arabian women’s rights violations still need attention

April 11, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

This week, Saudi government officials have been asked to review a ban on girls’ sports in state schools — a response to rising women obesity rates. Girls in many private schools are currently permitted to play sports while also adhering the Sharia law dress code. This request for review is part of a pa...

Human Rights Council does not serve purpose

Human Rights Council does not serve purpose

November 18, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last week, the United Nations General Assembly elected 14 new countries to the Human Rights Council. The council is responsible “for promoting universal respect for the protection of all human rights.” Given this responsibility, the election of Saudi Arabia, China, Cuba and Russia is paradoxical. These countries are consistently in violation of international human rights standards, and their election is evidence of a broken system. Upon electing members to the council, the General Assemb...

United States must take more vocal stance on human rights abuses

United States must take more vocal stance on human rights abuses

March 22, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Two leading human rights activists have been sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment in Saudi Arabia this past weekend in what is the conclusion of a seven-month trial and a further stain on the country’s human rights record. Mohammad al-Qahtani and Abdullah al-Hamid are co-founders of the Saudi Civil...