BANGUI, Central African Republic — The tents of displaced people reach nearly up to the runway at the airport — the first impression of a nation in flight and in fear. Befitting the sectarian cast of the violence in this country, there are two camps, one Christian and one Muslim. The Muslim …
KIGALI, Rwanda — At the 20th commemoration of the Rwandan genocide, the most moving moments were unplanned.
Supporters of Obamacare are celebrating that the law is not an unmitigated disaster, just a mitigated one.
History is like a teacher, except armed with truncheons and guns. So what are its recent lessons?
One of the most vivid, outspoken conservatives of our time has the drawback of being a fictional character in a British costume drama, “Downton Abbey.” Here is Lady Violet, dowager countess, sparring with her relentlessly progressive in-law, Isobel Crawley:
WASHINGTON - Politicians under stress tend to confirm, not
refute, the criticisms that got them into trouble in the first
place. Vacillating politicians vacillate. Thin-skinned politicians
On the federal debt crisis, inertia has all the momentum. A
compelling political logic favors inaction.
The chilliness is understandable. When David Cameron, Britain's
new conservative prime minister, met with Barack Obama this week,
the president was also encountering his worst political nightmare.
If Cameron succeeds, he will do more than save his ancient island
from the economic fate of Gre…