There is no other way to prevent the games from becoming a propaganda showcase for a brutally oppressive regime.
"It's an escape hatch from tyranny," writes the Human Rights Foundation's Alex Gladstein. "It's nothing less than freedom money."
If governments stand in the way of vaccine production and distribution for the world market, the costs will be high in lives and in wealth.
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Neither does Portland. But the fact that the violence is continuous and seems to be escalating is cause for concern.
The legislation cuts lots of red tape surrounding the visa process.
Protesters in many countries may find themselves facing down state forces with extralegal powers and a muzzled press.
The city's overzealous commission has ordered the company to stop selling dolls some said were racial caricatures.
Activist Nury Turkel discusses the vast network of camps that may hold over a million Uighurs in western China.
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Transgender activist Jessica Yaniv has forced the British Columbia Human Rights council to hear a truly absurd complaint.
A new report from the U.N.'s High Commissioner for Human Rights finds a "shockingly high" number of politically motivated extrajudicial killings.
The Declaration of Independence advocates a polity based on universal principles of liberty and equality, not ethnic nationalism. We would do well to remember those principles to day.
Rules always seem to make officials do terrible things when they don’t want to do what is right.
But isn't this really Obama's fault?
The President's effort to coerce Mexico into blocking the emigration of its own people undermines the distinction between keeping people out and locking them in. It thereby makes US immigration policy analogous to the Berlin Wall.
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Last Column From Khashoggi Warns About State-Spread Fake News. Americans Should Take Note: Reason Roundup
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Canada called on Saudi Arabia to release a blogger from prison. Here's how Saudi Arabia responded.
Michael Chertoff gets a post at Freedom House.
Vatican Official Says China, Which Persecutes Christians and Murders Dissidents, Is the Country 'Best Implementing the Social Doctrine of the Church'
An Argentinian bishop in Rome may not be the best authority on Chinese politics.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who likens himself to Hitler, promotes the mass murder of drug users.
Court-ordered program provides slave labor to private companies says new ACLU of Oklahoma lawsuit.
Under the guise of getting addicts treatment, courts are ordering people to do dangerous and unremunerated labor in "diversion" factory farms.
Cindy McCain's Charities Are Plagued With Scandal and Corruption. Now Trump Wants to Make Her Human Rights Ambassador
Examining McCain's philanthropic past reveals a long history of personal abuse of nonprofit resources, shady connections, and shoddy work.
Congress Wants to Let Cops Wiretap Sex Workers, the CDC Study Them, and Homeland Security Screen Them
A batch of frightening new bills take aim at all sorts of civil liberties under the guise of stopping sexual exploitation.
These are the tools of pornographers, "sextortionists," and human traffickers, Sessions told a police conference this week.
Security threats don't excuse the abolition of due process.
Naturally, they're portraying it as a success.
Trump praises Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, which is tied to thousands of extrajudicial killings.
The president praised Philippine strongman Rodrigo Duterte for "fighting very hard to rid his country of drugs."
The president-elect "understood the way we are handling it," says Rodrigo Duterte.
Americans must resist the delusional embrace of E.U.-style "hate speech" rules.
How an oppressive Middle Eastern country led to everybody's iPhones getting a security update.
Decriminalization Is the Only Feminist, Humane Response to Prostitution, Says Human-Rights Group Amnesty International
Group calls on governments worldwide to stop the criminalization of sex work