May 25, 2014
"The abduction of the girls is, of course, an extremely grave crime," journalist Corinne Dufka says. "But to focus exclusively on the girls lacks an appreciation of the wide and systematic crimes committed by Boko Haram in recent years, and also by the Nigerian army since the state of emergency was declared almost a year ago.""To focus exclusively on the girls lacks an appreciation of the wide and systematic crimes committed" in recent years, journalist Corinne Dufka says.
Dec 20, 2013
Madagascar’s graceful society and unique natural wonders developed over thousands of years; it has taken less than a decade to put it all on life support.
Oct 23, 2013
Few Americans outside the Pentagon have been watching Mali, where a midsummer election marked the end of a painful year of civil war and incendiary Islamic radicalism.
Jul 10, 2013
With millennials up for grabs and Democratic front-runners getting older, boomer bashing is all the rage in politics.
Jan 12, 2013
When "Zero Dark Thirty" opens nationally Friday, many moviegoers will already have made up their minds.
Dec 25, 2012
During the December holidays I feel the urge to watch old black and white movies, preferably those starring Jimmy Stewart. This year, "It's a Wonderful Life" is too painful, a reminder of what we used to be but aren't anymore.
Dec 8, 2012
Some people think the book business in on its last legs. But others think it isn't a business at all.
May 17, 2012
Are the emirs of the Sahara criminals or revolutionaries? A little bit of both, probably.
May 16, 2012
Everything that rises must converge, and in 2012, an uprising at the ancient crossroads of Timbuktu kicked up a decades-in-the-making sandstorm of global capitalism, US counterterrorism, cocaine smuggling and the long-denied rights of the most romantic nomads on earthAn uprising at the ancient crossroads of Timbuktu has kicked up a decades-in-the-making sandstorm of global capitalism, U counterterrorism, and the long-denied rights of the most romantic nomads on earth.
Sep 28, 2011
A flight attendant’s voice had come over the loudspeaker, asking my husband and another guy with a common Muslim name to get off the Delta flight scheduled to depart from JFK It is the 10th anniversary of 9/11A voice had come over the loudspeaker asking my husband to get off the Delta flight scheduled to depart from JFK.