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United Nations Calls Out Catholic Church Policies that Led to Abuse

United Nations Calls Out Catholic Church Policies that Led to Abuse

Scandals surrounding the Catholic Church and its tendency to cover up wide-ranging abuses of women and children have been ongoing for decades, but the United Nations has largely been silent on the issue until recently. This month, a United Nations committee on human rights officially took up the topic ofRead More

Facebook and the Changing Nature of Politics

Facebook and the Changing Nature of Politics

Facebook turns ten years old this year, and it’s worth reflecting on just how sweeping the changes are that have been put in place by the world’s largest social media platform. Originally established merely as a way for college and university students to communicate and commiserate, the platform’s growth hasRead More

Obamacare Likely to Result in Contraction of the Labor Force

Obamacare Likely to Result in Contraction of the Labor Force

For American legislators, the Affordable Care Act has been a double-edged sword. The set of policies, now often called Obamacare, established a mandate for universal coverage across all segments of the population that officially went into effect on January 1 of this year. A mandate in 2015 requires all employersRead More

Many Olympics Viewers and Attendees View Attack as Likely

Many Olympics Viewers and Attendees View Attack as Likely

In the weeks leading up to Olympic competition in Sochi, Russia, terrorist groups have promised to make themselves known to athletes and visitors through a series of terrorist threats and promised attacks. That has led many people, especially terrorism-wary American attendees, to either skip the games or become highly skepticalRead More

Are World Leaders in the Wrong to Criticize Russian Politics Before the Olympics?

Are World Leaders in the Wrong to Criticize Russian Politics Before the Olympics?

The International Olympic Committee has what can certainly be called a mess on its hands. In recent weeks, the organization has suffered intense scrutiny and criticism at the hands of US, EU, and Australian leaders who object to Russia’s treatment of LGBT individuals and are concerned about the country’s terrorismRead More

Say Goodbye to Tobacco at CVS/Pharmacy Stores Nationwide

Say Goodbye to Tobacco at CVS/Pharmacy Stores Nationwide

American customers of the CVS/Pharmacy drug store chain have a limited period of time to purchase cigarettes at the major retailer’s outlets all across the country. In an unexpected press release on February 5, 2014, the company announced that it would pursue a tobacco-free policy at all of its brick-and-mortarRead More

Microsoft Ushers in a New Era with a New CEO

Microsoft Ushers in a New Era with a New CEO

Since the dawn of Microsoft, the company has been led by one of two people: Its founder, Bill Gates, was in charge during virtually all of Microsoft’s ascendancy to become the king of desktop software during the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s. Gates stepped aside in the 21st centuryRead More

Google Reaches Settlement with EU Regulators

Google Reaches Settlement with EU Regulators

For some time, Google has been living under a European Union magnifying glass. The company was accused by EU regulators of unfairly using its dominance in online search to effectively shut out the competition. The case was viewed as one of the most high-profile antitrust investigations of the 21st century, especiallyRead More

Fanfare Be Gone? Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Will Arrive Quietly This Time

Fanfare Be Gone? Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Will Arrive Quietly This Time

Samsung has traditionally announced each new iteration of the Galaxy smartphone family with a great deal of fanfare. The company most recently took to Radio City Music Hall for its Galaxy S4 announcement, where the phone’s features were paired with music, dancers, lights, and more. That’s not going to beRead More