ABOUT Dayo Olopade
February 23, 2012
In an op-ed at the International Herald Tribune, Dayo Olopade checks in on Uganda's proposed legislative ban on homosexuality, which calls for the death penalty in cases of "aggravated homosexuality." Locals describe the bill as a handy distraction from more troubling ethical lapses in the halls of power.
Goodluck Jonathan takes on entrenched powers in a bid to break his nation's addiction to oil revenues.
David Remnick's exhaustive -- and exhausting -- biography of the President is a textbook for the ages.
The Obamas make the Easter ceremony their own with children, celebrities—and healthy snacks.
The beleaguered head of the Republican National Committee will survive "Bondage-gate."
The Ticketmaster/Live Nation merger promises fewer choices for music fans—and more expensive tickets.
In a historic vote, Democrats in Congress approved a plan to renovate the U.S. health care system.
Agency would curb lending abuses that have targeted African Americans.
In Part 3 of our Women’s History Month series on leadership, why the future looks brighter.
If anyone has a notion of what it takes for black women to make it in politics, this former presidential candidate does.
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April 15, 2010
The biggest thank you goes out to all the readers who offered news, advice, and fact-checking (my first job in Washington) this past year. The site doesn’t work without you. I won’t be a stranger, so see you soon.
Chris Wilson writes on how social networks caught Saddam Hussein; whould we be using Internet technology to catch all criminals?
In a landmark speech on web diplomacy, Hillary Clinton stood up for freedom of speech and free access to technology as key rights of the 21st century. But authoritatian states like China don't seem to care. Who will win the Internet war?
President Obama is trying to remember the political struggles of blacks in America. He's also trying to win elections.
The thousands of Haitians who fell victim to the recent earthquake just might be wearing your shirt. What does that say about the island's future?
Young, black up-and-comer Harold Ford, Jr. has been out of the political game for four years. Will a 2010 bid for the New York Senate bring his mojo back?
A Connecticut senator is doing what's best for America and his party. Hint: It's not Joe Lieberman.
In response to Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab’s Christmas Day attempt to down an airliner headed from Amsterdam to Detroit, the US Transportation Safety Administration is implementing a new system of passenger screening based on national origin
From Hawaii, President Obama again addressed the foiled Christmas Day terror plot. Is he playing it too cool?
This was never supposed to happen in the first place--Democratic presidents have tried and failed before to get health care done. So it is a bit of a Christmas miracle. Nevertheless, it has also showcased the hair-pulling politics of progressive reform.