Illinois Capital Building

Illinois tries to curb payday lending and wage theft

Illinois has passed recent legislation that will further restrict payday lending, in the midst of a broad package of state legislation aimed at shoring up the state’s looming budget shortfall. A provision was also passed that aims to make it easier for workers who had their wages stolen by dishonest employers to reclaim what they’re
Hamas demonstrators waving flags

Gaza blockade 2010 by Free Gaza Flotilla a PR victory for Hamas

The Gaza Blockade, a key aspect of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, was started about three years ago by Israel and Egypt to contain Hamas, the militant Palestinian group that controls Gaza. The Israeli raid on the Free Gaza Flotilla last week has refocused international attention on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and Gaza’s isolation. International leaders are questioning