Oregon farmboy turned NY Times columnist, author with my wife, @WuDunn, of Half the Sky https://t.co/bcxQaJ7Po4 https://t.co/Bw42D7ya1b
This ethnic cleansing is happening in a country over which the US has great influence: Ethiopia is the largest US aid recipient in sub-Saharan Africa. Biden and Blinken have spoken up, but we can do more. See the photos, and i think you'll agree:
The US campaigns against child marriage abroad, but 45 states allow kids to marry. Even 10-year-olds are occasionally legally married in America; I talk to a 14-yr-old who was married to her rapist. So let's end child marriage here in the US! My column:
When all 57 Buffalo police officers on the emergency response team resign because two were suspended for knocking down a 75-year-old man and sending him to the hospital, this seems like an opportunity to find 57 new police officers who don't approve of assaulting senior citizens.
I just heard that Navajo Nation, which has done a heroic job wrestling the coronavirus to the ground, is now donating extra PPE to India. The Navajo have been a model of resolve in fighting the pandemic, and are now a model in supporting others worldwide who need help.
Remember Tani Adewumi, the Nigerian refugee kid I wrote about 2 years ago who won the NY State chess championship while in a homeless shelter? Now well housed (thanks to you readers!), he just won a championship and is officially a National Chess Master as a 10-yr-old 5th grader!
Reminds me of a press conference I attended -- in North Korea.
Did women leaders handle Covid-19 better than male leaders? I crunched data & found that the death rate in female-led nations was 1/5 that of male-led nations. If the US had the death rate of female-led countries, the US would have saved 102,000 lives.
While a single mom in the US gets $1,200 in Covid relief, the GOP plan provides that a millionaire real estate developer gets an average of $1.6 million -- and Trump and Kushner will probably be beneficiaries. My column on more socialism for the rich.