Liberian Women Won the Nobel Peace Prize for Occupying Liberia

By: Monday November 21, 2011 7:07 am

The pepper-spraying incident at UC Davis, which has so far led only to two police officers being placed on administrative leave and one chancellor shamed by her students as she walked to her car, is sadly indicative of how we treat a certain type of peaceful protester in this country. That has been made extremely [...]

Nobel Prize Winner Still Held Up by Senate GOP

By: Tuesday October 12, 2010 8:54 am

Peter Diamond’s Nobel Prize victory hasn’t cut any ice with Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee, who continue to block his appointment to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Diamond was nominated by President Obama earlier this year to be one of the central bank’s top officials, but the Senate has not held a vote [...]

China Outraged By Dissident’s Nobel Peace Prize Victory

By: Friday October 8, 2010 12:18 pm

To say that China’s reaction to one of its countrymen winning the Nobel Peace Prize was less than celebratory would be an understatement. After all, he does sit in a jail 300 miles outside of Beijing. Beijing warned the decision could harm ties with Norway – where the awards are based – and summoned Oslo’s [...]

Obama’s Nobel Speech: Peace In An Age Of War

By: Thursday December 10, 2009 7:23 am

In a somewhat awkward speech, President Obama spoke in Oslo, Norway, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize a little over a week after announcing an escalation of the war in Afghanistan. That sales job, and threading the needle between war and peace, required some delicate words. Obama didn’t shrink from the decision, confronting not only the [...]

Obama To Attend Copenhagen Climate Talks

By: Wednesday November 25, 2009 8:04 am

After a couple weeks of increased momentum for the climate talks in Copenhagen, President Obama announced that he will attend the conference. He will be in the region anyway, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize. An administration official said Obama will travel to the Danish capital Dec. 9, one day before he visits nearby Oslo to [...]

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