Since Heidi Heitkamp has won her bid for the Senate in North Dakota, women will hold 19 seats in the U.S. Senate after last night's election, a record high for women in Congress.
Mona Eltahawy's recent article in Foreign Policy has caused a stir, but she's right about women in the Arab world.
Controversy surrounds the microfinance industry, but we cannot ignore its successes in changing the lives of the world's poor.
Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook can change democracy promotion in the Middle East. Social media may not take down regimes, but it can help civil society to hold leaders more accountable.