After decades of racially motivated exclusion, home care workers have finally won the same basic workplace rights everyone else has enjoyed. But this is just the beginning: We have to take this moment to reinvest in workers, in each other and in our country's future.
While Washington pays lip service to Central America's dire social situation, local communities in the region are doing something to address the root causes of poverty and violence, from the lack of educational and economic opportunities to environmental degradation.
While President Obama recently spoke of promoting democracy and the rule of law in Africa, in many African countries, US backing is the only thing keeping kleptocrats in power. However, people in Senegal, Burkina Faso and other nations are beginning to struggle and speak out against their rulers.