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The Central African Republic (CAR) has never been a model of good government, but now it effectively lacks one. A little more than a year ago, Muslim Seleka rebels (including some Chadian rebels and mercenaries...
At the 20th commemoration of the Rwandan genocide, the most moving moments were unplanned. In the audience at Amahoro Stadium, first one woman, then another, then dozens in turn, cried out in uncontrollable ang...
Conservatives have serious alternatives to Obamacare. But the only way to credibly offer them is to recognize that access to some form of health care is a right in America -- and was so, long before Obamacare.
Many senators I talk to, Republican and Democrat, are frustrated by this multifronted attack on the possibility of deliberation. Both partisans and ideologues are impatient with institutional restraint.
Part of this year's Lenten discipline for many religious people has been to see two bad religious movies, "Noah" and "God's Not Dead." Both left me longing for the comparative moral simplicity and integrity of ...
Pope Francis' "most important accomplishment so far," said papal expert John Allen, associate editor at The Boston Globe, is a "massive change in story" from church in crisis to "humble, people's pope takes wor...
There are limits to American power, which must be factored into policy choices. But a predisposition to passivity has costs — to American interests, to nervous friends and allies, and to the victims of on...
Some Republicans are anticipating a "tsunami" — with the hubris of weather reporting at a distance of seven months. But Republicans really only need a stiff wind to gain a Senate majority. How that victor...
In the aftermath of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan — another end of illusions — President Jimmy Carter recalled the U.S. ambassador, imposed an embargo, shut off technology transfers, accelerate...
Nations such as Nigeria and Uganda are committed to ambitious objectives in fighting AIDS. Those goals are unachievable while any group is targeted for discrimination and excluded from effective outreach.