The push to unionize football players at Northwestern University may be the catalyst to reshape the NCAA and its relationship with students playing big-money sports. The principle of the amateur athlete is at stake.
Julius Malema, booted from the ruling ANC and running in tomorrow's election, is promoting radical changes and charging that the ANC has preserved apartheid's economic inequalities. And he's gaining an audience.
As foreign troops draw down and a new president takes office, the sort of dealmaking among Afghans that could promote stability might actually grow easier. A triumphant Taliban march on Kabul – or even their old stronghold of Kandahar – is unlikely.