There were no cheering crowds and jostling photographers when we stepped out of the DC Police van into the precinct lock-up. A couple of officers checked us in, emptied our pockets, and led us into a cell to join my fellow law-breakers.
Ultimately, the problem with George Clooney's selective approach to humanitarianism is that it implicitly perpetuates the pernicious notion that atrocities are things carried out by other governments, not our own.
George Clooney brought his admirable fight for human rights in Sudan to Washington this week. Yet somehow the one political leader whom Clooney has a chance of influencing, the one who is in the best position to make a difference in Sudan, escaped the actor's attention.