Flip-Flop Alert: Senators Suddenly on the Fence



Sens. John Sununu, Norm Coleman, and George Voinovich all voted for the Law of the Sea in 2004. According to sources in the Senate, all are now reconsidering their votes under heavy pressure from the likes of John Bolton, Frank Gaffney, and their most vocal black helicopter-fearing constituents.

Democracy, West Africa, and the UN



The National Democratic Institute hosted a terrific (and huge and really long) lunch yesterday honoring the Fifty Fifty Group in Sierra Leone and Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. The work that Fifty Fifty has done to bring women into politics in Sierra Leone is very impressive.

<em>Guest Post by Doug Rediker</em>: More Caviar, Mr. Minister?



Doug Rediker is Co-Director, along with Heidi Crebo-Rediker, of the New America Foundation’s newly launched Global Strategic Finance Initiative Between mouthfuls of canapes, business card exchanges and polite toasts, my prime take-aways from this past weekend’s G7, IMF and World Bank meetings here in Washington were, first, how yesterday’s poor third world countries have become,…