Dispatches

A protestor holds a flag that reads: "Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Times" at a rally in Hong Kong on Dec. 12. Protesters wrote hundreds of Christmas cards for detainees jailed during the city's pro-democracy movement. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Verna Yu December 13, 2019
In recent weeks, the Chinese government has intensified rhetoric against Christian churches in Hong Kong, portraying them as part of the “foreign hostile forces” that seek to create political unrest aimed at bringing down China’s one-party rule.
A major fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris this past April left many readers asking, “Where was God?” (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
Robert David Sullivan December 13, 2019
Articles that tackled perplexing questions (“Why Do Some Catholics Oppose Pope Francis?” “Where Was God When Notre Dame Was in Flames?”) were especially popular with our readers in 2019. But what else made the hit list?
Jan-Albert Hootsen December 10, 2019
Mr. LeBarón, the family's spokesperson, said he hopes he can channel the grief and anger over the killings into a broad social movement. “We want to unite the whole country. We want a social movement, not a political one,” he said.
The House released a sweeping impeachment report outlining evidence of what it calls Trump’s wrongdoing toward Ukraine. The findings will serve as the foundation for debate over whether the 45th president should be removed from office. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
Kevin Clarke December 03, 2019
“People have asked me: ‘How does this compare with Watergate?’” he said, “and I have been quite explicit in stating that what Watergate involved pales in comparison to what the investigations of President Trump’s conduct have revealed.”
Robert David Sullivan December 02, 2019
Federal spending on children fell to 1.9 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product in 2018.
A supporter of former President Evo Morales holds a sign with a handwritten message that reads in Spanish: "We don't want peace, We want justice," during a protest at a blocked highway in El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Kevin Clarke November 27, 2019
Was Mr. Morales’s departure from La Paz the result of a coup? Or was the president’s removal the result of a more or less defensible process?