Global Increase in the Number of Refugees and IDPs

Cross-posted from The Global Sociology Blog. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released yesterday its figures (full report) regarding the global numbers of refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs): “UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres expressed concern Tuesday about the growing number of refugees worldwide after an … Continue reading

Obama’s National Security Working Group

The Obama camp sent out a press release today announcing their National Security Working Group. We’ve got some big names here, a few former Clinton team members as well: * Secretary of State Madeleine Albright * Senator David Boren, former Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence * Secretary … Continue reading

Wedding Bells Ring in California

Wedding bells were ringing in California today as hundreds of gay and lesbian couples ties the knot, “giving a human face to a landmark court decision and a powerful opening salvo in what is expected to be a bruising fall campaign here over the issue of same-sex marriage.” Some weddings … Continue reading