Civil Rights

British Prime Minister Theresa May listens to election results in Maidenhead on June 9. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Politics & Society Short Take
Eloise BlondiauJune 09, 2017
At the end of her election campaign, the British prime minister made ominous comments about curtailing civil liberties.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada greets a woman upon the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's final report in Ottawa in 2015. (CNS photo/Chris Wattie, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffJune 05, 2017
Prime Minister Trudeau wants the Vatican to address the legacy of Catholic-run residential schools where indigenous children suffered abuse.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Verna YuMarch 20, 2017
A draconian law adopted by the National People’s Congress is aimed at preventing Chinese citizens from challenging the Communist Party’s version of history.
In this May 30, 2016 file photo, police work the scene where a man was fatally shot in the chest in Chicago (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP).
Politics & Society Dispatches
Judith ValenteMarch 18, 2017
In a five page “open letter,” Zachary Fardon traced problems in the city’s most troubled neighborhoods to neglect “rooted in ugly truths about power politics, race and racism.
Barronelle Stutzman, left, meets with supporters outside Washington's state Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Politics & Society Short Take
Robert K. VischerFebruary 28, 2017
A court decision compelling businesses to cater to same-sex weddings is a lazy response to the challenges of a pluralist society.
Politics & Society News
Communities need to be saved from "corruption, extortion, the illegal trafficking of drugs and weapons," he said.