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“Some presidents take their foreign policy from the idealism of Woodrow Wilson, some from the realism of Henry Kissinger. This is foreign policy from Monty Python.”
Remember Obama Mocking Romney Over Russia Concerns? ‘The 1980s Are Now Calling to Ask for Their Foreign Policy Back’
“I have clear eyes on this. I’m not going to wear rose-colored glasses when it comes to Russia or Mr. Putin.”
Yes, that’s the former director of rapid response for Barack Obama’s campaign machine, advising Mitt Romney to never talk about foreign policy again. That tweet was from Sunday, though, before Russian troops began their “uncontested arrival” in the Crimean region of Ukraine — exactly as Romney had warned during the preside…
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Addressing an audience in Indonesia this week, Secretary of State John Kerry declared that climate change “ranks right up there” with other global concerns such as terrorism, poverty, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Did John Kerry really compare climate change to weapons of mass destruction? Oh yes he did … …
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@BenHowe #StandWithWendyHeyImOverHereNow @WendyDavisTexas— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) February 14, 2014 OK, now this is just getting downright pathetic. Earlier this week, Texas gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis said that maybe a ban on 20-week abortions wouldn’t be such a bad idea after all. We couldn’t help but wonder what her ce…
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In wake of KU Twitter controversy, Kansas regents approve new policy for faculty use of social media
The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday approved its first-ever policy aimed at addressing the way faculty and staff at six state universities use social media.Establishing the policy was a direct result of controversy that erupted earlier this year when University of Kansas associate professor David Guth wrote on his personal Twitter account abou…
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The board that governs the 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities plans to seek public reaction to a proposed controversial policy dictating where concealed weapons can be carried on campuses over the next couple months.
The exposé on Cory Booker’s imaginary thug pal T-Bone is a pretty big story. One that the super-hip and current BuzzFeed should totes be all over. Right?
Or maybe not so much:
The Daily Show’s John Oliver caught Secular Pro-Life’s attention because of an ignorant remark he made about a North Carolina Senate bill that addressed both abortion safety regulations and Sharia law. Oliver said, “Let me just understand this: You’re adding abortion restrictions to legislation banning the making of laws based upon religious belief. That’s like passing a bill banning high fructose corn syrup, and adding a provision naming the state animal the gummy bear!”
Public policy researcher Wang Feng slammed the One-Child Policy at an academic conference in Beijing last month. Wang, who works for the Brookings Tsinghua Center for Public Policy Research, delivered his bold criticism in an interview with Chinese media outlet Sohu Finance.
“I believe history will judge the One-Child Policy as worse than the Cultural Revolution,” Wang said. “The Cultural Revolution only hurt Chinese people for a short time, but the One-Child Policy will influence more than one generation. We have only seen the beginning.”
The US State Department this past week released its yearly, “Trafficking in Persons Report.” China received an automatic downgrade to the lowest ranking, Tier 3, for being a destination country for sex-trafficking.
The State Department acknowledged the one-child policy as the “key source of demand” for sex-trafficking and forced prostitution within the country, but remained silent regarding the abolition of the harmful policy in its list of policy recommendations for China.
A senior government official in Myanmar expressed support on Tuesday for a Two-Child Policy for the Muslim Rohingya minority. First implemented in 2005, the policy aims to control the Muslim population in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
“This will benefit the [Rohingya] women,” said Khin Yi, Myanmar’s Minister of Immigration and Population, in an interview with Reuters. “Almost all of the [Rohingya] women are very poor, uneducated. It is not easy to take care of the children. The Two-Child Policy or Three-Child Policy is enough for these people.”
Recent reports from China show coercion in China’s infamous one-child policy is once again on the rise. Women in the southern city of Huizhou are being targeted for sterilization. Those who have one child are being forced to wear IUDs. Those who have two children are subject to tubal ligation. Those who bear an “illegal” child are being denied all government services. This means life without access to schools, hospitals, retirement benefits, etc.