The Scene In Tripoli: Rebels, Snipers, Chaos
The rebel charge into Libya's capital on Sunday made it appear that the collapse of Moammar Gadhafi's regime was immient. But NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro ventured into Tripoli on Monday and found a city that was still hotly contested.
What Happens To An Ousted Dictator?
Robert Siegel talks with Jackson Diehl, deputy editorial page editor and columnist at The Washington Post. He looks at what's happened to other autocrats of the past who've fallen from power — and what that tells us about what might happen to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
Chavez Wants Gold Holdings Moved To Venezuela
Melissa Block talks with Jack Farchy of the Financial Times about the challenge of shipping huge amounts of gold overseas. Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has announced he wants all the country's holdings in gold physically moved to Venezuela. The logistics are tricky — but even trickier is the issue of insurance.
HP Plans To Spin Off PC Business
Robert Siegel talks to The Wall Street Journal's Ben Worthen about Hewlett-Packard's decision to spin off its P.C. business. The company will also stop selling tablets and smartphones to move more toward analyzing corporate data.
NATO's Much-Criticized Libyan Strategy: A Success?
NATO airstrikes have been a critical part of the military campaign that is close to toppling the regime of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. NATO's strategy has been criticized during the long months when the conflict seemed to be at a standoff. Now, as rebels take the city of Tripoli, NATO's policies seem to have worked after all.
Tribe OKs Same-Sex Marriage
Same-sex marriage is now legal for a tiny sliver of Washington state. The seven-member Suquamish tribal council has voted unanimously to allow the unions. At least one of the partners needs to be an enrolled tribal member, but the couple will be eligible for all the tribe's traditional marriage benefits. However, because of the Defense of Marriage Act, the unions are not recognized by the U.S. government.
How Close Are We To Realizing King's 'Dream'?
The opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., comes at a time when it's hard to tell just how close we are to King's "dream." To help us appraise that, Robert Siegel speaks with Julian Bond, a veteran civil rights activist and former chairman of the NAACP.