The standing and status of the ICC is tested in a country like Afghanistan. Opening up a formal investigation will impeach international troops, including non-parties to the Rome Statute, like the United States.
When ThinkImpact won $62,000 from Chase bank as part of its Community Giving contest on Facebook, we were overjoyed. While Chase was cutting the big checks, it was also asking big questions about how to improve the contest.
Arizona's SB 1070 must be named as a social and racial sin, and should be denounced as such by people of faith and conscience across the nation. This is not just about Arizona, but about what kind of country we want to be.
When I arrived at the airport in Orissa, I was struck by a billboard there: "Mining happiness for the people of Orissa - Vedanta." What cruel irony. The poster should have read instead, "Undermining happiness for the people of Orissa."
Society as a whole has an interest in providing the patient capital needed to realize investments in innovation and development. So far, governments have only done so indirectly. Yet a new mechanism could offer a more fruitful way.
What can be done about what President Obama as a candidate presciently labeled the "empathy deficit"? The key thing is to recognize the value of relationships and the fact that we are not independent but interdependent.