Kofi Annan was the first sub-Saharan African to serve as secretary-general of the United Nations. His thoughts on the U.N.'s successes, missed opportunities and ongoing challenges, and his work trying to broker peace in Syria.
A man who gained national attention for his story of growing up with lesbian mothers is scheduled to address the Democratic National Convention on Thursday. Zach Wahls says he wants to send the message that kids who grow up in families like his turn out just fine.
Having given the order to kill Osama bin Laden, President Obama has silenced decades of Republican carping that Democrats are weak on defense. That still might not win the president many votes, however.
It was an unusual unscripted moment at the Democratic convention. Wednesday, a chorus of "boos" erupted when the chairman called a vote to add a mention of God to the party platform and reaffirm Jerusalem as capital of Israel. NPR.org Washington correspondent Liz Halloran talks about the dustup.
The theme of the Democratic Convention has been "Forward." In accepting the party's nomination tonight, President Obama has to answer the question, "Forward to what?" And he may take a page from Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1936 renomination speech.
As D.C. Democrats struggle to have their voices heard at the convention in Charlotte, we ask WAMU 88.5's Patrick Madden why the city is apparently at a low ebb when it comes to national power and influence.
For the first time, a Mormon is leading the GOP ticket. The vast majority of Mormons identify as Republican or conservative, according to Pew Research Center. But some Mormon Democrats say their numbers are growing. Host Michel Martin speaks with a roundtable of Mormons who find inspiration in their faith for liberal political positions.
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