Daily Archives: October 21, 2011

Can (and Should) the Law Compel Compassion?

Sushila Rao  Video footage depicting a two-year old girl in China being run over twice by the same mini-van driver, and then once again by a light truck – while as many as 18 passersby ignored her plight – has sparked off the latest round of moral outcry and introspective reflection on modern societies’ lack…

Qaddafi’s death and the aftermath

Najah Farley Qaddafi’s death yesterday marked a turning point in the Arab Spring. The number of authoritarian regimes in the Arab world continues to dwindle and the number of rulers that have been subject to some type of reckoning (whether legal or justified) has increased. His capture (and the apparently gruesome videos) can only serve…

Democratic Legitimacy Deficits: The European Union and America

Peter Dunne Having completed my primary law degree in Ireland and France, I have spent much of the last five years speaking about “democratic legitimacy deficits” – the perception that the European Union is a fundamentally undemocratic institution, controlled by shadowy bureaucrats in Brussels who have little or no interest in the will of the…

Failure To Communicate

Jake Laperruque As I discussed before, the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizen United v FEC has opened the door to excessive corporate involvement in elections; in the 2010 midterms tens of millions of dollars were taken from corporate general treasuries for election activities, and given the lack of disclosure requirements, these known expenditures are likely only the tip…

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