The Pentagon wants to set new rules for how lenders interact with military families. They've researched the issue and proposed specific changes. But Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee are trying to make the Department of Defense wait another year and re-do its study.
“The idea that only a handful of well-meaning activists can change the status quo is nice, but somewhat misplaced," Adam Cathcart, a lecturer of Chinese History and North Korea watcher told ThinkProgress.
Former Guatemalan dictator General Efrain Jose Rios Montt is standing trial for alleged genocide he committed in the 1980s. The case against him — which has been fraught with delays and dead-ends — is a race against the clock for victims’ families, who fear the 88-year-old will die before facing justice.