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I regret my “Naughty Native” Halloween costume

As a Native American woman, I thought my stereotypical costume was subversive. Now I know I was wrong<p>Five years ago, I was 23 and didn’t have enough good sense to get myself out of the mall without a pair of impulse-purchased gold lamé stiletto boots or a hundred-dollar straw hat. Freed from the …

Why Obama's Trip to Africa Is Long Overdue

The continent's economy, struggle with terrorism, and burgeoning democracies are all vitally important to the U.S.<p>It has been much noted that President Barack Obama, the son of a Kenyan, has made just one visit to Africa as president - a one-day stop to Ghana in 2009. Some Africans have expressed …

The Origins of War in the DRC

How the region became overrun by warlords and lacking any kind of functional government.<p>The conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which I visited over the last week of April, has killed somewhere between 3.5 and 5.4 million people since 1996. It destroys human life in crushing and …

What If China Hacks the NSA's Massive Data Trove?

The danger of creating data sets that would permit a foreign government or non-state actor to wreak havoc on Americans.<p>Reuters<p>Bradley Manning proved that massive amounts of the government's most secret data was vulnerable to being dumped on the open Internet. A single individual achieved that …