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I need to respond to the nonsensical letter by Bill Webster on Nov. 4 about “God put animals on this earth for humans to use, whatever that purpose may be.” One can only assume it is just fine with Mr. Webster that animals are abused, tortured, maimed, or killed for sport or fun. After all, in his opinion, God gave them to mankind for “whatever purpose.” Anyone who has looked into the eyes of a suffering animal and can still claim that it is good and proper to do that to an animal since God has no objections, is callous, misguided, and needs a heart transplant.
A handful of teenagers gathered Thursday morning at a Tempe restaurant to do something about violence, hunger and the violation of human rights around the world.
Members of the U.S. Senate got to put a face with a name last week when Susette Kelo came asking for their help. She is the Kelo in Kelo v. City of New London, Conn., a recent Supreme Court decision that freed municipalities to use the power of eminent domain to take property if the private development replacing it generates more tax revenues.
An internal investigation has confirmed that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services threatened to fire Medicare’s chief actuary if he told Congress that the estimated cost of the prescription drug bill was far higher than the White House was letting on.
How many times have we heard the phrase “unintended consequences” in reference to government actions? Some actions have great intentions, but result in a major calamity.
PHOENIX – A report by a Tucson-based human rights group contends that Border Patrol agents routinely deny food, water and medical treatment to illegal immigrants in custody, including those in life-threatening conditions.
May 19, 2004
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Tuesday condemned the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers and said the Defense Department would move vigorously to bring those responsible to justice.
NEW YORK - Newsweek magazine, under fire for publishing a story that led to deadly protests in Afghanistan, said Monday it was retracting its report that a military probe had found evidence of desecration of the Quran by U.S. interrogators at Guantanamo Bay.
WASHINGTON - President Bush told a skeptical Arab world on Wednesday that the treatment of Iraqi prisoners by some members of the U.S. military was "abhorrent" and does not represent "the America that I know." He stopped short of apologizing.
Hunting animals is so senseless. “Wild animals,” as we call them, spend every day of their lives searching for food and struggling to survive. Then guess what? Hunting season opens.
After two seasons of playing a wandering ghost on "Being Human," actress Meaghan Rath thinks she's found her sweet spot.
The Rev. Al Sharpton on Friday called for opponents of Sheriff joe Arpaio to videotape alleged racial profiling by the sheriff's office.
May 17, 2005
October 20, 2004
Professor Cyndi Greening spent most of Aug. 8 writing frantic notes to her lawyer during a lengthy administrative hearing. Across the room, her bosses testified about why they want her fired.
The Gun Lobby points out, cars kill more. To save lives and property, Vehicles are registered. Insurance is required. Inspections and limit auto of use and abuse for public safety.
A bill that would require those convicted of animal abuse to register with the state — similar to sex offenders — may currently be stalled, but its sponsor plans to keep moving it forward through other avenues so it becomes law.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Stung by a worldwide outcry, the U.S. military Sunday announced the first court-martial in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse allegations, ordering a reservist to face a public trial in Baghdad on May 19.
WASHINGTON - Acknowledging mistakes but stopping short of an apology, President Bush told the Arab world on Wednesday that Americans are appalled by the abuse and deaths of Iraqi prisoners at the hands of U.S. soldiers. He promised that "justice will be delivered."
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE - Pope Benedict XVI said Tuesday he was "deeply ashamed" of the clergy sexual abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church and will work to keep pedophiles out of the priesthood, addressing the toughest issue facing the American church as he began his first papal trip to the United States.
Our View: A full box of gun rights measures emerged from the Legislature last week, creating widespread confusion about the sweeping nature of the bills and the possible cumulative impact if all of them actually become law.
NEW YORK - A global women's rights treaty completed 30 years ago has a better-than-ever chance for U.S. Senate ratification this year, yet the hunt for the needed 67 favorable votes is likely to incur the wrath of activists on both the left and right.
“Yes! Good boy! He’s alive! He’s alive!” SuSu Levy cheered as her small hand-strainer lifted a sopping-wet fly from the swimming pool of her Scottsdale condominium complex.