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Nelson Mandela

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  • Pattern developing for President Selfie

    Pattern developing for President Selfie
    There are many ways to remember President Barack Obama's appearance at South Africa's memorial for Nelson Mandela. Some may remember Obama as Mandela's spiritual son, our president riding on his own soaring rhetoric at that stadium, wrapping himself...
  • Nelson Mandela | A remembrance

     
    I was an 8-year-old boy growing up in Cape Town in the shadow of Table Mountain when Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was found guilty of treason in the winter of 1964, and escaping the gallows, was sentenced to life in prison. As a privileged white child, I was...
  • Paul Greenberg: Two Africans

    "I'm only human," people say to excuse their faults. Only human? To be human, and, more impressive, to remain human is no small thing. Think of Solzhenitsyn in the Gulag, or Bonhoeffer in a concentration camp. Being only human isn't an excuse; it's our...
  • Obama joins 2 other world leaders for a selfie at Mandela's memorial

    Obama joins 2 other world leaders for a selfie at Mandela's memorial
    We've all seen selfies taken in questionable places. During a school lockdown. In front of a man attempting suicide. At Auschwitz. Now, some people are adding President Obama to the list of people with poor selfie judgment after the leader of the free...
  • Budget deal: Better than nothing [Editorial]

    Budget deal: Better than nothing  [Editorial]
    At first glance, it would be tempting to condemn the bipartisan budget agreement announced late Tuesday by Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray, if only because it asks further sacrifice of the unemployed and of federal workers. Those are hardly the two...
  • Obama showed his (hidden) off-the-cuff schmoozer side with selfie

    Obama showed his (hidden) off-the-cuff schmoozer side with selfie
    The selfie seen round the world — namely President Obama with Danish and British leader pals — is still attracting a certain amount of scorn for unbecoming behavior at a funeral. And when you first glance at the photo that shows Danish Prime...
  • Laughter, 'selfie' reflect festive mood at Nelson Mandela memorial

    Laughter, 'selfie' reflect festive mood at Nelson Mandela memorial
    Three world leaders -- a white conservative, a black liberal and an unpretentious woman governing the happiest country on Earth -- mirthfully huddled together for a photo capturing a momentous event. Nelson Mandela would have been pleased. The...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Nelson Mandela answered the hero's call

    Most ideas begin small. They’re like saplings stretching for sunlight from a forest floor. Vines, the forest predators, twist and turn and often strangle a new seedling. Ideas are the same. They too have a precarious beginning. Their predators are...
  • South Africans line up to view Nelson Mandela's body

    South Africans line up to view Nelson Mandela's body
    PRETORIA, South Africa — Theophalus Riba got up early Wednesday and hurried to participate in something momentous: He stood in line for five hours under the hot sun to see the casket of Nelson Mandela. The last time Riba had waited in line that...
  • Pakistan's controversial chief justice steps down

    Pakistan's controversial chief justice steps down
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan’s controversial chief┬ájustice, who helped oust President Pervez Musharraf and broaden human rights even as critics accused him of overstepping his mandate, retired Wednesday. The assertive Chief Justice...
  • Ukrainian leader calls for dialogue after police sweep fails

    Ukrainian leader calls for dialogue after police sweep fails
    MOSCOW – Ukraine’s president struck a conciliatory tone Wednesday with opponents of his government, offering dialogue after security forces earlier in the day unsuccessfully tried to clear protesters from the capital’s Independence...