what may be a surprise to some is the fact that Obama isn't the first president to try to close Guantánamo after being confronted by hunger striking detainees who desperately tried to call attention to being held indefinitely, and he may not be the last.
Not quite realizing that behind every exceptional woman there is a community of faceless and nameless women who have helped sustain her, the legacies of the migrant women from Puerto Rico, sculptors of today's communities in New York, are all but forgotten.
Whether humanity can move toward a global civilization will depend by and large on how it can act collectively to deal with what's arguably the central issue of our time: climate change and resulting human displacement.
For a few sweltering weeks of a Dubai summer, 'Dubai Idol' each year pares down the number of men who have a chance at breaking from the crowd with which they are always associated, if for just a few evenings.
While migrants often lose their lives accidentally traveling in over-crowded boats crossing remote land borders, I know of no other country where so many unarmed migrants and asylum seekers appear to have been deliberately killed.