After the Paris attacks, we should be mindful of strategic moves to eliminate personal freedoms by the state. Terrorist attacks are a threat to one's physical existence, but the draconian security measures that come afterward threaten societies' freedoms as a whole.
When a prosecutor with the International Criminal Court initiated a "preliminary examination" into Israel's actions in Palestine, the Israeli government began a vigorous campaign to undermine that court and its prosecutor.
The question of how to handle the toxic waste from fracking and other oil and gas activities is one of the most intractable issues confronting environmental regulators. A new report details a string of illegal dumping incidents.