Dispatches

South African Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, laughs at President Jacob Zuma, right, at the start of the ruling African National Congress elective conference in Johannesburg on Dec. 16. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Anthony EganDecember 18, 2017
Although Mr. Ramaphosa is a relatively acceptable leader of the A.N.C. in the eyes of some opposition parties, his economic stance will put him in tension with the populist left Economic Freedom Fighters and many trade unions.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jim McDermottDecember 18, 2017
As Pope Francis writes in “Laudato Si’,” we face “one complex crisis which is both social and environmental.”
Homeless people are seen in Washington June 22. Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Fla., chair of the U.S. bishops' domestic policy committee, released a statement Nov. 17 proclaiming that the House of Representatives "ignored impacts to the poor and families" in passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act the previous day. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeDecember 16, 2017
The United States is thwarting the advancement of millions of its citizens, a UN rapporteur says.
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaDecember 15, 2017
More than 22,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children are already subject to deportation, and Congress seems no closer to finding a solution.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinDecember 15, 2017
Four presidents of Catholic colleges received compensation packages each worth more than one million dollars in 2015.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Tim PadgettDecember 15, 2017
Hallacas are unique among the other tamales popular in Latin America.