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The Stain on Obama's Soul

(532) Comments | Posted October 26, 2013 | 11:37 AM

This piece first appeared in The Wall Street Journal on September 26.

When President Barack Obama recently addressed the United Nations General Assembly this week, the speech ran to more than 5,000 words, most of them focused on turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa. Yet the...

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Making Mother's Day More Meaningful

(14) Comments | Posted May 8, 2012 | 9:54 AM

Mother's Day is our chance to honor the women who bind families together and raise children from babies to adulthood.

Raising good kids is one of the most challenging, and also the most meaningful, things I've ever done. I tried to teach them to respect their fellow human beings.

I,...

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Shame on the Milton Hershey School!

(11) Comments | Posted February 7, 2012 | 11:22 AM

Pennsylvania boarding school won't admit 13-year-old HIV+ honors student, saying he's a threat.

Abraham Smith (not his real name) is a 13-year-old honors student who dreams of going to college. Abraham also has HIV, but he never supposed that would prevent him from attending the Milton Hershey...

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Why Obama Sent Troops to Africa

(188) Comments | Posted October 25, 2011 | 3:11 PM

This month President Obama announced that he is sending 100 U.S. military advisers to central Africa to assist regional forces in ending the reign of terror orchestrated by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Mr. Obama noted that the LRA "continues to commit...

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Is This the Next Darfur?

(61) Comments | Posted June 28, 2011 | 6:57 PM

Co-authored by Julie Flint

Soon after the Nuba Mountains region of central Sudan exploded in war two weeks ago, a patrol from the United Nations peacekeeping force was detained by Sudanese government soldiers and subjected to a mock firing squad in the soldiers' divisional headquarters.

First the peacekeepers were lined...

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High Risk Birth of a Nation

(29) Comments | Posted April 25, 2011 | 1:57 PM

Abyei, South Sudan -- South Sudan is set to become the world's newest nation on July 9, 2011, but celebrations are premature. The situation remains, as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said, "a ticking time bomb."

A January referendum for independence passed without incident, despite fears...

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Protecting Civilians and Promoting Peace in Sudan (Video)

(6) Comments | Posted March 28, 2011 | 1:04 PM

Three and a half months from now, the world's newest nation will be born: the Republic of Southern Sudan. Heady times for a people who have fought for fifty years for freedom, and won the right to vote in what was a peaceful independence referendum in January. But this road...

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Educated Children Are the Future of Africa

(60) Comments | Posted August 7, 2010 | 12:23 PM

Ambrose was 8 when he was abducted by the Lords Resistance Army, the ruthless militia responsible for the massacre, rape, torture and mutilation of thousands of civilians in northern Uganda.

While he lived with the militia in the jungle, young Ambrose was forced to fight and to kill. Two years...

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Hope Fades in Darfur as the US Lets Omar al-Bashir Escape Justice

(151) Comments | Posted May 27, 2010 | 4:01 PM

Last week U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan Scott Gration told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that although he remains supportive of "international efforts" to bring Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to justice, the Obama administration is also pursuing "locally owned accountability and reconciliation mechanisms in light of the recommendations made by...

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Sudan's Sham Elections

(42) Comments | Posted April 8, 2010 | 3:18 PM

In Khartoum this past weekend, U.S. Envoy to Sudan Scott Gration expressed his confidence that the April 11 elections in that country-the first since 1986-will be as "free and fair as possible."

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir should be plastering "We Love Gration" posters all over Khartoum. No one...

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Famine in Chad

(45) Comments | Posted March 18, 2010 | 5:07 PM

Kanem region, Chad

Mao is a sand swept town in the Kanem region in the far west of Chad. It is the most desolate and powerfully beautiful place I have ever seen. There are no roads here. Homes are constructed of bricks made of sand and...

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Khartoum Regime Hosts the World's Most Barbaric Militia: The Lord's Resistance Army

(128) Comments | Posted March 13, 2010 | 1:58 PM

It is common knowledge that, despite their denials, the Sudanese government has long provided material support to the world's most stunningly brutal militia, the Lord's Resistance Army ( LRA).

The LRA is Ugandan cult army without any current political agenda. It was founded by Joseph Kony in the...

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The Two Percent: Farewell and Thank you to a Hero

(44) Comments | Posted January 12, 2010 | 3:00 PM

Miep Gies died this week at one hundred years of age. Ms. Gies was an employee of Otto Frank before becoming friends with his entire family, including its youngest member, Anne Frank. For two years beginning in 1942, Gies and her husband Jan Gies hid the Franks, her dentist, Fritz...

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My Hunger Strike for Darfur

(73) Comments | Posted April 19, 2009 | 4:54 PM

On April 27th I will begin a fast of water only in solidarity with the people of Darfur and as a personal expression of outrage at a world that is somehow able to stand by and watch innocent men, women and children needlessly die of starvation, thirst and disease.

The...

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Mbeki a Disgrace, Yet Again

(21) Comments | Posted March 19, 2009 | 10:47 PM

With his crackpot denial that HIV causes AIDS, his appointment of a health minister who recommended beets and garlic garlic as treatment for South Africa's more than 5 million HIV infected citizens, his corrupt government, his incomprehensible support of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his refusal to use South Africa's...

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Al-Bashir's Revenge

(19) Comments | Posted March 5, 2009 | 4:02 PM

Yesterday the International Criminal Court charged Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir with war crimes and crimes against humanity for his 'essential role' in the murder, rape, torture, pillaging and displacement of millions in the Darfur region of Sudan.

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International Criminal Court Will Rule on Darfur -- Will Obama Appoint an Envoy?

(3) Comments | Posted March 2, 2009 | 2:11 PM

On March 4th the International Criminal Court will announce its findings in their case against Sudanese President Omer Al-Bashir. It is probable that an arrest warrant will be issued against Al-Bashir for war crimes, crimes against humanity and possibly genocide. ICC Chief Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo conducted his investigation under challenging...

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Now Sudan Is Attacking Refugee Camps

(13) Comments | Posted September 7, 2008 | 10:33 PM

By Mia Farrow and Eric Reeves

At 6 a.m. on the morning of Aug. 25, Kalma camp, home to 90,000 displaced Darfuris, was surrounded by Sudanese government forces. By 7 a.m., 60 heavily armed military vehicles had entered the camp, shooting and setting straw huts ablaze. Terrified civilians -- who...

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More Tragedy, More Inaction

(8) Comments | Posted August 26, 2008 | 3:35 PM

Yesterday, as Secretary General Ban Ki Moon congratulated China on the staging of a successful Olympics at the UN's noon briefing, the Sudanese government was staging something too. Yesterday Khartoum hit a new low as it unleashed its forces on a camp for internally displaced persons in South Darfur.

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My Response To Mr. Christopher Finlay

(36) Comments | Posted August 2, 2008 | 5:15 PM

This post is a response to Farrow's Darfur Olympics & Our Olympic Shame by Christoper J. Finlay

Interesting perspective, although Mr. Finlay got one thing wrong -- I have never called for an Olympic boycott or believed for one second that a boycott of the games would be an...

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