The Army’s sidelining of President Robert Mugabe came after he picked his wife to rule after him, denying democratic ideals rooted in equality. History is littered with the overthrow of family dynasties and progress toward basic rights.
Mali, a British military working dog, gives his handler, Cpl. Daniel Hatley, a lick after receiving the PDSA Dickin Medal, the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross, for his heroic action in Afghanistan, in London on Nov 17 .
The NFL and NCAA face controversies, one over whether to engage with social issues, the other about a threat to the very idea of amateurism in sports. But both have the potential to result in progress for society.