US Politics

Protesters gather on a main road near the Legislative Council on June 16 as they continuing protest against the unpopular extradition bill in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Verna Yu June 18, 2019
Hong Kong has been rocked by mass protests against a proposal would allow suspects to be sent for trial in China’s Communist Party-controlled judiciary.
Georgetown University's Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life panel discussed the ongoing clergy sexual abuse crisis. It was, moderator John Carr observed, the seventh time the initiative had focused exclusively on it.
Philip K. Howard June 14, 2019
Most Americans want Washington to change how it works. But attacking Washington is like punching into fog.
The nation's worst measles outbreak in decades is prompting states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out of immunization rules.
President Nayib Bukele and his wife Gabriela at the inaugural in Plaza Barrios in San Salvador, El Salvador, June 1, 2019. Official twitter account
Melissa Vida June 12, 2019
Salvadorans have high hopes for the new president’s leadership. El Salvador suffers one of the world’s highest murder rates, and a third of its population lives below the poverty line.
The bus terminal in San Marcos, Guatemala, on Jun 8, the spot where many Guatemalan migrants begin their journey to reach the United States. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Kevin Clarke June 11, 2019
“Deploying 6,000 National Guard troops on the southern border is not a root solution that addresses the true causes of the migration phenomenon,” Mexico's bishops wrote. “The fight against poverty and inequality in Mexico and Central America seems to be replaced by fear of the other, our brother.”