• For many, a shutdown revelation: federal workers are people, too
  • January 23, 2019

    The Tybee Marine Rescue Squadron is a citizens’ response unit that uses private boats to mostly help wayward “klackers” – a local nickname for novice kayakers who get lost in the Southern salt marshes. More than a month into the longest government shutdown in United States history – and ...
  • Can Democrats prevent shutdowns by refusing to ‘reward’ the tactic?
  • January 23, 2019

    From Day One of the longest government shutdown in history, Democrats have stuck to their guns: First, open the government. Then negotiate over border security. Shutdowns must not be rewarded as a political tool.
  • As more Africans reach for web, more leaders reach for ‘off’ switch
  • January 23, 2019

    Alice Ndlovu had done it a million times before. Ms. Ndlovu, a teacher who asked that a pseudonym be used for fear of government reprisal, desperately needed that cash, which her son sent her from Britain to cover the cost of her diabetes medications. Amid widespread protests across ...
  • Forgiveness as a peace tool in Venezuela
  • January 23, 2019

    It is offering forgiveness to members of the military who switch sides. On Jan. 15, Venezuela’s only legitimate political body, the duly elected National Assembly, approved a measure offering amnesty to soldiers who “contribute to the defense” of the Constitution.“We need to appeal to their conscience and create incentives ...

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