National Catholic Register has just published an extraordinary reflection by Pope (Emeritus) Benedict XVI, on the abuse scandal and its roots. First, though, let me share with you this passage:Faith is a journey and a…

Fighters for Libya’s interim government rejoice after a tactical victory back in 2011. Creative Commons Eight years after the start of the U.S.-led military intervention to overthrow Moammar Gaddafi and promote “stability,” Libya is still…

Trump lavishly praised Egyptian President Sisi as a “great president” during the latter’s visit to Washington, and Secretary Pompeo went so far as to call him a “remarkable beacon” for religious freedom. Pompeo’s claim isn’t…

DoD photo by Cherie A. Thurlby / Released Micah Zenko warns against the pitfalls of imagining that the world is becoming increasingly dangerous: The practical consequences of misremembering a supposedly stable global past, and misrepresenting…

The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration et al. (2019). “First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. I. The Shadow of the Supermassive Black Hole,” via Wikimedia Commons Big news first: Astronomers have taken the first-ever picture of…

WASHINGTON (AP) — One day last week, amid spiraling fallout over special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe , House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dialed up the president and requested a meeting. She talked to President Donald…

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a person in connection with suspicious fires at three historic black churches in southern Louisiana, a federal prosecutor said. U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph announced late Wednesday that…

The folly of Medicare-for-all On September 13, Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) unveiled “Medicare for all” — an entitlement to comprehensive medical care for every resident of the United States, free at the point of…

(Mike Blake/Reuters) The state’s tax collectors are the most obsessive bureaucrats in the nation. For over six years, California has had a top marginal income-tax rate of 13.3 percent, the highest in the nation. About…

Julian Assange on the balcony of the Ecuadorean embassy in London, May 2017 (Peter Nicholls / Reuters) Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder who has made enemies of governments around the world by releasing confidential, and…

Vice President Mike Pence walks outside in Munich, Germany, February 16, 2019. (Michael Dalder/REUTERS) Vice President Mike Pence chastised Southbend, Ind. mayor Pete Buttegieg for attacking his Christian faith during an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box that’s…

NEW YORK -- Coach Kim Mulkey would welcome an invitation to the White House, if President Donald Trump were to offer it to Baylor. The president tweeted out his congratulations to the Lady Bears on…

Playing without an injured Blake Griffin, the Detroit Pistons beat the New York Knicks 115-89 on Wednesday to secure a playoff berth. The Pistons (41-41) finished in eighth place in the Eastern Conference, and they…

Greg WyshynskiESPN SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Joe Pavelski's face was numb, but his spirits were high. The Sharks' captain opened the scoring in Game 1 of San Jose's series against the Vegas Golden Knights with…