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The Last Country in the World Where Divorce Is Illegal

Welcome to the Philippines, home to philandering politicians, millions of “illegitimate” children, and marital laws that make Italy look liberal.

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Europe Cracks Down

After attacks in Paris, Sydney, and Canada, Western countries are flexing counterterrorism muscles. But civil liberties, not would-be jihadis, will be the casualty.

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The Blasphemy Brigade

Saudi and Egyptian officials walked arm in arm with the unity marchers in Paris. But the blasphemy laws they’re happy to push at home are hypocritical, cynical, and dangerous.

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Tearing Up the Magna Carta

Fear risks trumping civil liberties in a Europe rattled by Islamist terrorism.

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Half-Baked Justice

Have you ever employed enhanced interrogation techniques…on weed?

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The Torture Report Is Only the First Step

Next must come investigation, punishment, and binding law to make sure that America never loses sight of its morals again.

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A Definite End to Indefinite Detention Is Within Reach

The Obama administration gave itself the tools and power to release the prisoners of Guantanamo Bay. But it doesn't seem to want to use them.

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Coming Clean, With Bloodstained Hands

Why the release of the damning, horrific Senate torture report could be a bright spot for American democracy.

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Mediating Mass Murder

Mediating Mass Murder

Kerry’s Visit to Nigeria Coincides With Major Boko Haram Offensive

Kerry’s Visit to Nigeria Coincides With Major Boko Haram Offensive

White House Gaffe Outs American Held by the Islamic State

White House Gaffe Outs American Held by the Islamic State

Beheading of Japanese Citizen Leaves Tokyo With Agonizing Choice

Beheading of Japanese Citizen Leaves Tokyo With Agonizing Choice

Stay Scary, America

Stay Scary, America

Davos Diary: When it Comes to Human Rights in China, It’s Don’t Ask, Won’t Tell

Davos Diary: When it Comes to Human Rights in China, It’s Don’t Ask, Won’t Tell

Despite King’s Death, U.S.-Saudi Relationship Unlikely to Change

Despite King’s Death, U.S.-Saudi Relationship Unlikely to Change

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