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Holding Law Enforcement Accountable for Electronic Surveillance
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Holding Law Enforcement Accountable for Electronic Surveillance

When the FBI filed a court order in 2016 commanding Apple to unlock the San Bernandino shooter’s iPhone, the news made headlines across the globe. Yet every day there are tens tens of thousands of of other court orders asking tech companies to turn over Americans’ private data. Many of these orders never see the...

Lifting of Saudi Arabia’s Ban on Women Driving Poses Policy Challenges
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Lifting of Saudi Arabia’s Ban on Women Driving Poses Policy Challenges

This month Saudi Arabia will put an end to its ban on women driving, opening the way for millions of new drivers to navigate a country three times bigger than Texas. While the policy shift provides relief to women who lacked freedom of mobility, the long-term effects of ending the ban are far from clear...

Twenty-Five Percent of Seafood Sold in Metro Vancouver Is Mislabelled
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Twenty-Five Percent of Seafood Sold in Metro Vancouver Is Mislabelled

A quarter of the seafood tested from Metro Vancouver grocery stores, restaurants and sushi bars is not what you think it is. A new UBC study used DNA barcoding to determine that 70 of 281 seafood samples collected in Metro Vancouver between September 2017 and February 2018 were mislabelled. Researchers from UBC’s Lu Food Safety...

Trump Could Be Using Advanced Game Theory Negotiating Techniques – or He’s Hopelessly Adrift
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Trump Could Be Using Advanced Game Theory Negotiating Techniques – or He’s Hopelessly Adrift

The latest G-7 summit, held June 8 to 9 in Quebec, was one of the most contentious in years. That’s because Donald Trump and his counterparts from six other industrialized countries have been at loggerheads over the president’s aggressive but unstable trade policy. Trump’s renunciation of the Iran nuclear deal, his efforts to renegotiate NAFTA...

What Greek Tragedy Illuminates About James Comey
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What Greek Tragedy Illuminates About James Comey

Once upon a time, there was a prominent, powerful man in government who cared deeply about integrity and following the rules. He said, “You cannot know a man completely, his character, his principles, sense of judgment, not till he’s shown his colors … Experience, there’s the test.” Leaders have a sacred obligation to those they...

I’m Suing Scott Pruitt’s Broken EPA – Here’s How to Fix It
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I’m Suing Scott Pruitt’s Broken EPA – Here’s How to Fix It

In 2017, just a few days after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, a freshman GOP lawmaker with only a few days on the job of his own, proposed House Resolution 861. Its language was ominous: “The Environmental Protection Agency shall terminate on December 31, 2018.” I was in my sixth year on the...

Why Trump’s Infrastructure Ambitions Are Likely to Stall
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Why Trump’s Infrastructure Ambitions Are Likely to Stall

President Donald Trump recently raised the ante with his promise to unleash a wave of new infrastructure spending. During his first State of Union address, he conjured up images of “gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways and waterways all across our land” without getting into the details. The White House will soon unveil Trump’s “Infrastructure...

1 Billion+ Women Lack Legal Protection Against Domestic Sexual Violence
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1 Billion+ Women Lack Legal Protection Against Domestic Sexual Violence

More than one billion women lack legal protection against domestic sexual violence, says new research from the World Bank. The study, Global and Regional Trends in Women’s Legal Protection Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment, also found that close to 1.4 billion women lack legal protection against domestic economic violence. Economic abuse entails controlling a woman’s ability to access...