A women participtes in a protest outside of the Hyatt Regency where Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was sheduled to attend a fundraiser on March 22, 2012 in Washington, DC. Supporters of Planned Parenthood participated in the protest against Romneys position on women's health care.
Originally published on Thu March 22, 2012 5:24 am
"Knuckle-dragging Neanderthals!" Every election year, political candidates of all stripes are tarred with this epithet. In a recent column, Washington Post pundit Kathleen Parker asks if it's fair that many U.S. women see the Republican party in precisely those terms. My question: Is that fair to the Neanderthals?
Originally published on Thu March 22, 2012 5:00 am
Two pianos pound out a series of deep, dynamic runs with ominous fervor. Could it be... Edvard Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King"? Up the keyboard the classical pianists climb, as if emerging from a pit of hellfire. Then, a sudden burst of percussive staccato notes establishes a familiar melody: The song is Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean."
Originally published on Thu March 22, 2012 7:41 am
Norbert Mao is a lawyer and politician in Uganda. In 2006 and 2007 he made several trips to South Sudan and the LRA base in Congo campaigning for peace.
On January 12, 2003, I received my first phone call from Joseph Kony, the elusive leader of the Lord's Resistance Army. At the time, I was a member of parliament representing an area that was the epicenter of the war in Northern Uganda. The call lasted about two hours — which was remarkable given that Kony was in the bush, and using a sat phone, to boot.