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  • Review: 'Death in the Congo' by Emmanuel Gerard and Bruce Kuklick

    Review: 'Death in the Congo' by Emmanuel Gerard and Bruce Kuklick
    Patrice Lumumba was the first democratically elected leader of Congo. Born in 1925 and educated at mission schools, Lumumba deepened his mastery of French on his own and was proud of his facility with the language. Handsome, ambitious, brilliant, charismatic — and a great womanizer — he resembled his slightly older contemporary, John Kennedy, despite the marked differences in their circumstances.
  • James McGrath Morris on Ethel Payne, 'Eye on the Struggle'

    James McGrath Morris on Ethel Payne, 'Eye on the Struggle'
    Although white Chicagoans knew little about Ethel Payne, a city reporter and later Washington correspondent for the Chicago Defender in the 1950s and '60s, African-Americans here and around the country came to venerate her as the most prominent female...

    Obama win a civil-rights revolution

    by James Oliphant Remember the struggles. Little Rock. James Meredith at the University of Mississippi. Brown vs. Board of Education. Birmingham and Bull Connor. The Boston busing riots. Throw in, if you like, Rosa Parks. Or Jackie Robinson. Social...

    Obama about to hit it out park: analyst

    by Frank James Political analyst Charlie Cook is about the closest Washington political culture has to the opera's singing fat lady. (Don't read too much into that Charlie.) He tends to be right so he tends to be listened to....

    Willie Horton hears who: Take an ad tour

    by Mark Silva "It is time for a change.'' Barack Obama? John McCain? No, Dwight Eisenhower, in one of his black-and-white TV reelection ads in 1956 - "My Mamie gets after me about the high cost of living. It's another...