Ghanaians take a special pride in the fact that neither they nor Obama are descended from slaves, but they know that his visit has more practical reasons, too.
Sexism in the media is real. Here's what we can do about it.
Official media depicted the country's dominant Han as victims, a useful unifier in a down economy.
As in Sanford's case, what matters to the Christian right is not so much the behavior of their leaders as the repentance they show after their fall from grace.
'Follow the law!' does not answer questions on gay marriage, abortion, and life imprisonment for juveniles.
The president's trip to Ghana challenges him to build on the work of his predecessors.
As Beijing strives to become a responsible great power, the costs of staying allied with North Korea may come to surpass the costs of abandoning it.
The policy that keeps gays from serving openly undermines military readiness and does not make sense practically, financially, or morally. So what is holding the administration back?
Obama's concessions to Moscow for a new arms treaty may go too far.
Like China with Bill Clinton, Moscow limited the television audience for the president's big speech.
In West Africa, widespread belief in witchcraft, black magic, and superstition undermine the fundamentals of journalism.
The free social-messaging utility uniquely documented and personalized the story of hope, heroism, and horror in Iran.
Public office is a contract with voters. The exit bar should be high.
On July 4, remember Solzenhitsyn's words: 'Art serves to battle lies and preserve the moral history of a society without the transitory and debasing rhetoric of bureaucrats.'
Thoughtful, random, and fascinating, roadcasts – like yesteryear's mix tapes – are pitch perfect for all your joyful, pointless wanderings this summer.
Don't believe the myth. The arrest of President Zelaya represents the triumph of the rule of law.
The president's stirring Cairo speech demands follow-up, amplification, and explanation.
He has bought into the Bush-era detention of terror suspects with no trial. That won't keep America safe.