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Congress takes aim at human rights

In recent years, and even over just the last few weeks, the U.S. Congress has shown an alarming disregard for human rights, refusing to show leadership on protecting human rights.

The House just narrowly defeated a bill to stop the flow of...

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Health insurance mergers put consumers last

Cigna's chief executive recently admitted what many have expected: the health insurance mega-mergers are running into regulatory resistance and approvals may not be forthcoming, if at all, until next year. Rightly so. The Justice Department...

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Properly viewed, Chevron honors the separation of powers

This week, members of Congress will consider H.R. 4768—known as the Separation of Powers Restoration Act (SOPRA)—which would amend the Administrative Procedure Act to mandate that courts review all questions of law with a “de novo” standard of...

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Congress should block sale of warplanes to Nigeria

Saying the right thing is easy; doing the right thing is hard.  Over the past month, we have seen the Nigeriangovernment’s PR machine creak into gear, assuring Americans that, after a period of corruption and instability, not-so-newly...

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Palestinian activist challenges anti-Israel campaign

Bassem Eid, a veteran Palestinian Arab human rights activist, challenged many common claims about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a June 14, 2016 attended by more than 80 congressional staff members and interns. Eid, founder and director of...

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