• Rally by White Nationalists Was Over Almost Before It Began

    WASHINGTON — After weeks of hype, white supremacists managed to muster just a couple of dozen supporters on Sunday in the nation’s capital for the first anniversary of their deadly rally in Charlottesville, Va., finding themselves greatly outnumbered by counterprotesters, police officers... Read more
  • This One Tweet Illustrates Everything Wrong With Identity Politics

    If you want to see identity politics on display in all of its deranged glory, check out this tweet from The Hill: "Openly gay Dem wins House primary, would be first Native American woman elected to Congress." The Washington Post had something similar for its headline: "Democrats pick... Read more
  • Nicaragua Rights Group Closes Offices After ‘Threatening Phone Calls’

    The Nicaraguan human rights group that has been keeping the outside world abreast of the government's deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters says it has been forced to close its offices. The Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights says it has gotten "threatening phone calls" and... Read more
  • Thousands march in support of Nicaraguan bishops

    Managua, Nicaragua, Jul 31, 2018 / 02:59 pm (ACI Prensa).- The streets of Nicaragua were filled on July 28 by thousands of demonstrators supporting the country’s bishops and priests after repeated attacks by paramilitaries with ties to the government. The march was organized by the Outcry... Read more
  • Nicaraguan forces seize opposition stronghold in violent bid to silence protesters

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- Pro-government forces have seized a major opposition stronghold in Nicaragua. In a violent bid to silence protesters, police and gunman loyal to President Daniel Ortega launched a sweeping crackdown in the city of Masaya on Tuesday. Juan Sebastian Chamorro,... Read more
  • Bishops pray for exorcism as anti-Catholic attacks continue in Nicaragua

    As attacks on Catholic clergy continue and anti-government protesters are besieged by Nicaraguan police and paramilitaries, the bishops said they would pray an exorcism prayer. The bishops said that July 20 would be a day of prayer and fasting “as an act of atonement for the profanation... Read more
  • How Politics Becomes Religion

    Over the past few years, political rhetoric in many Western countries appears to have attained levels of hyperbole and hysteria that we haven’t seen for some time. One NPR commentator recently went so far as to describe Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court... Read more
  • Update: Nicaragua crisis: Students killed as bloody church siege ends

    Editor's Note: This article contains some disturbing photos and video of victims of the violence. At least one student has died during an attack on a church where dozens of protesters had sought shelter after more violence erupted in Nicaragua. The students, who had been taking part in... Read more
  • Nicaragua bleeds, but the U.N. looks the other way

    At long last, U.N. Secretary General António Guterres has spoken out about the killing of at least 264 people in Nicaragua’s anti-government protests over the past three months. But his statement, in addition to being long overdue, is pitiful. In a statement issued by a spokesperson,... Read more
  • Nicaragua VP says God favors repression against priests, people

    ROME - As the government of Nicaragua struggles to maintain control amid a spiraling cycle of protests over its economic policies and human rights record, it’s launched a new crackdown on the Catholic Church, stopping a group of priests who were trying to broker a dialogue between pro- and... Read more