Short Take

Patrick T. Brown November 09, 2018
Many students turn to porn because of loneliness or frustration. But colleges should encourage a healthier view of human sexuality than what is found in the exploitative underbelly of the web.
Brandon Sanchez November 05, 2018
This year, the election hovered over the Teach-In, with conversations about immigration and racism predominating.
People wait to see Pope Francis during his visit to the Knock Shrine in Knock, Ireland, Aug. 26. The pope’s visit was still a major event in Ireland, but the repeal of the ban on blasphemy is one more sign of secularization. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Kevin Hargaden October 31, 2018
Before the vote, the Irish bishops called the law against blasphemy “largely obsolete,” and its demise makes for a more constructive social arrangement than Catholic hegemony.
Central American migrants reach the shore on the Mexican side of the Suchiate River after wading across from Guatemala on Oct. 20. Thousands of migrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala are making their way north through Mexico. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Antonio De Loera-Brust October 30, 2018
The real threat to the United States is not the unarmed migrants making a dangerous trek through Mexico, it is the fear and hate that sensationalized coverage of the caravan has fomented.
A father gives water to his malnourished daughter at a feeding center in a hospital in Hodeida, Yemen, on Sept. 27. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
Joshua Heavin October 26, 2018
After the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, we must reconsider our relationship with Saudi Arabia—and can no longer turn our eyes from our complicity in the devastation of Yemen.
James T. Keane October 23, 2018
Are the Dodgers now baseball’s cursed squad?