Front Page: Inside Stories
Supreme Court To Mutual Fund Managers: No More Enrons, Thank You March 10, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court extends whistleblower protections to employees of private companies that contract with public corporations. The move is hoped to encourage revelations of faulty or fraudulent accounting, and avoid another Enron scandal in the process.
Another Year, Another Increase In China’s Military Budget
The East Asian powerhouse intends to spend around $132 billion on military expenditures in 2014 -- far below the $526 billion the U.S. will spend in its fiscal year 2014 military budget.
The Blurred Lines Between Sexting And Child Porn
With technology moving faster than laws, there’s a gray area of whether teens sending nude pictures via text message constitutes child porn distribution or not.
Report: 10,000 Militant Attacks On Schools From 2009-2013
The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack recently released a report detailing attacks on school and education around the world from 2009 to 2013, highlighting areas where educational facilities have been deliberately targeted.
Calif. Moves To Expand Forced Treatment For Severely Mentally Ill
More California counties are turning attention to an 11-year-old law allowing judges to order involuntary outpatient treatment for people with severe mental illness.
France Doubles Down On CAR Commitment After Hollande Visit
French President Francois Hollande paid another visit to his troops in the Central African Republic, emphasizing the country’s unity. But how long will French troops remain deployed there?
Israeli Lobby Threatens Pro-Peace Group Over Parody Video
America’s largest pro-Israel lobby threatens to sue CODEPINK over a parody video the pro-peace group posted to YouTube.
Clash Over Sexual Assaults Makes For Another Last Stand In Montana
Montana’s most progressive community has come to be known as the “rape capital” of America for its poor handling of sexual assaults. But when the DOJ stepped in, a local county attorney refused to stand down.
New Public Interest Trade Commission Dismissed As Toothless
After years of criticism over the secrecy of U.S. trade negotiations, the formation of a new public interest trade commission is looming on the horizon -- but will it offer civil society groups enough input?
Ariz. Strikes Down Discriminatory Bill, Other States Pondering Similar Legislation
The governor of Arizona has vetoed an anti-gay bill that drew criticism and controversy from across the country. What’s the status of similar bills that have been introduced in a host of other states?