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US News How Trump Really Feels About Military Veterans WASHINGTON, May 31, 2016—Donald Trump says he is a champion of veterans. However, his record says otherwise. In 1991 and again in 2004 Trump actively lobbied to have disabled veteran vendors removed from Fifth Avenue, the location of Trump Tower, claiming their presence was detrimental and […]

March 14

Best of Arbiter News

  Here are some of our best stories: Marine Debris: What Trash Does to Our Oceans. WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014—A significant amount of the world’s waste ends up in our oceans. Each year, Americans alone produce 200 million tons of garbage, enough to fill a football stadium from top to bottom twice a day. Much of it ends up in […]

February 22

Venezuela in Crisis: a Brief Summary of WHO, WHAT and WHY

The clashes between the Venezuelan authorities, government supporters and protesters are getting more violent. Eight people are confirmed dead, many more are injured, the government has imposed a media blackout and neither side appears to be backing down. Read a brief summary of what is going on and why:

February 21

Launch of Arbiter News, Best of the Week, Call for Contributors

I am delighted to announce the launch of Arbiter News! We believe there should be a place on the internet where thinkers can articulate their findings on a subject, present both sides, and have meaningful dialogue with others without the polarizing rhetoric that dominates the media today. The change starts with the philosophy of the organization. It’s time […]

January 14

Study: cognitive training helps seniors maintain long-term brain function

WASHINGTON, DC, January 14, 2014—The first large-scale study of its kind published Monday concludes that cognitive training could have surprisingly long-lasting effects in helping seniors retain certain brain functions. According to researchers such intervention could have a considerable public health impact, reducing the number of people that experience functional impairment by 38 percent by 2050.  […]

January 13

Charges filed against Spain’s Princess Cristina in corruption investigation

Accusations come a time when Spain’s royal family is facing a historic popularity crisis WASHINGTON, January 12, 2014—For a second time a Spanish court filed preliminary charges of financial corruption Tuesday against Princess Cristina of Spain Amid economic crisis and plummeting popularity, the scandal may be the final blow for the Spanish monarchy. Led by […]

January 06

Cheerios now GMO-free: will it make a difference? Not likely.

WASHINGTON D.C., January 6, 2014—General Mills announced Thursday that original Cheerios will be made without genetically modified (GMO) ingredients. While environmentalists and activists are calling the move by the Minneapolis-based food giant a major victory, the change does not necessarily signal a shift in General Mills’ business practices regarding GMOs or GMO labeling. According to […]