September 1, 2020

International

What happens when pandemic locks down a globe-trotting pope?

On the March day that Italy recorded its single biggest jump in coronavirus fatalities, Pope Francis emerged from lockdown to offer an extraordinary prayer and plea to his flock to reassess their priorities, arguing the virus had proved they needed one another. Francis’ words from the rain-slicked promenade of St. Peter’s Basilica encapsulated the core

Politics

When Trump talks law and order, some Wisconsin voters listen

Alexis Arnold says she’s sympathetic toward protesters who have peacefully fought racial injustice this summer. But as some demonstrations spiral into violence, her anxiety is building. “Why are we so broken right now?” the 44-year-old art gallery owner wondered. The uncertainty is drawing her to whatever stability President Donald Trump can offer. He has spent

National

Patriot Prayer no stranger to protests in Northwest

The man who was fatally shot in Portland, Oregon, as supporters of President Donald Trump skirmished with Black Lives Matter protesters was a supporter of a right-wing group called Patriot Prayer, which doesn’t have a big national footprint but is well known in the Pacific Northwest. Patriot Prayer’s founder, Joey Gibson, has held pro-Trump rallies

Politics

Opinion: Massachusetts Senate Race Could Be 2020’s Biggest Shock of All

In a year already notorious for non-stop turmoil, shocks and surprises, politics may be about to deliver its most “2020” moment yet: A Kennedy losing an election in Massachusetts. The last time a Kennedy was defeated in the deep-blue bastion of Massachusetts was … never. No Kennedy has lost at the ballot box since John

National

September is Suicide Prevention Month

How Common Is Suicide? No matter how rare it is, suicide is always very tragic. It is hard to say exactly how many suicides occur. Often suicides are not reported. It can be hard to know whether or not a person meant to die by suicide. For a death to be recorded as suicide, examiners

Opinion

Opinion: Those in Power Must Be Held Accountable for Their Antisemitism

A new wave of virulent antisemitism — elevated by those in positions of power — is reaching critical levels in the United States. Amid the backdrop of  disproportionate rates of anti-Jewish hate crimes, political institutions and elected officials — both Republican and Democrat — have unabashedly singled out Jews for criticism and shared antisemitic tropes,

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