Dispatches

Meredith Cooper, of San Antonio, Tex., and her 8-year-old daughter, Heather, visit a memorial of 26 metal crosses near First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Tex., on Nov. 6. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 07, 2017
There are signs that at least among some U.S. Catholic bishops, statements of grief and sorrow are being backed up with pledges to push for legislative action on guns.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Russell Pollitt, S.J.November 07, 2017
Last week Kenyans went back to the voting polls after the Supreme Court annulled elections in August.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 07, 2017
Mr. Colbert’s words called to mind Pope Francis’ critique of the arms industry.
Politics & Society Dispatches
A new report shows a continued rise in anti-Semitic incidents across the U.S. in the first nine months of 2017.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Ellen K. BoegelNovember 03, 2017
The president’s campaign to define—and enforce—patriotism poses constitutional questions for chief executives and football players alike.
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Politics & Society Dispatches
Jan-Albert HootsenNovember 03, 2017
Next year’s Mexican election will host a broader and more diverse group of presidential hopefuls than ever before.