Ron Paul’s Passive-Aggressive Campaign Against Rand Paul

In his pursuit of the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Rand Paul has made sure to put lots of distance between himself and his father—and Dad appears to be firing back. Ron Paul does not approve of his son Rand Paul’s position on the Iran deal, and he let him know Thursday evening in a speech …

UN: Freeze Funding of Iran Counter-Narcotics Efforts

Source: Human Rights Watch Surge in Executions for Drug Trafficking (London) - The United Nations agency charged with combating illicit drug trafficking should withdraw its support for counter-narcotics police operations in Iran until the death penalty for drug offenses is abolished, six rights groups said in a letter published today. The groups made the plea …

Number of jailed journalists sets global record

Worldwide tally reaches highest point since CPJ began surveys in 1990. Governments use charges of terrorism, other anti-state offenses to silence critical voices. Turkey is the world’s worst jailer. A CPJ special report At least 49 journalists remain jailed in Turkey. (AFP) Published December 11, 2012 Imprisonment of journalists worldwide reached a record high in …