Zelensky Tells U.N. Security Council It’s Useless While Russia Has a Veto

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine, denouncing Russia’s “unprovoked aggression,” told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that if it did not break the grip of Russian veto power, it would be powerless to resolve conflicts around the world, adding his voice to the rising calls to overhaul how the body works. “Ukrainian soldiers are … Read more

The Litany of #MeToo News Continues. Is anything really changing?

The endless, relentless eruptions of sexual abuse and harassment scandals can sometimes seem like a particularly grim form of Zeno’s dichotomy paradox. Back in the 5th century B.C., the Greek philosopher described how a runner on the path to a particular destination must first traverse half the distance, and then half the remaining difference, and … Read more

Florida State has taken off fast. Can Mike Norvell’s team avoid the long way down?

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Five sleeps before one of the more seismic jolts in recent Florida State football history, Mike Norvell paces inside the Dunlap Training Facility as players loosen up for practice. He stops occasionally, cupping his hands to his mouth to shout something. It’s an accident if anyone hears him. The school’s ubiquitous “War … Read more

Portraits of Fire Victims: Two Toddlers Named ‘Memory,’ and a Teacher About to Wed

As many as 600 people called the squalid five-story building at 80 Albert Street in downtown Johannesburg home. Nearly three weeks after a fire tore through the building, leaving at least 77 people dead, survivors recall those they lost and the workaday family lives they led inside a trash-strewn building that had no heat, and … Read more