Today, we hear from Tell Me More guest host Farai Chideya.I had my faith in democracy renewed this weekend — the kind of small "d" democracy that happens in a community center rec room.This happened in Baltimore. You know, the TV show "The Wire"?
A news crew from Fuji TV saw a couple of dogs this week, lying in the wreckage of Mito, Japan.A dog with brown and white splotches seemed to hover over one with gray, black and white splotches. Both dogs looked grimy.
When Frank Calabrese Jr. was a teenager, his father came home one night and took him into the bathroom for a chat."He used to like to talk in the bathroom with the fan going and the water running in case there was any kind of bugs in the house," says Frank Jr.
Analysts inside and outside government sometimes get caught flat-footed by changing circumstances.It might have been impossible for intelligence agencies to predict that the current season of protests and regime changes in North Africa and the Middle East was about to occur.Some of the conditions th