Politics and Society
Facebook and Twitter users have often been accused of being 'slacktivists', a term for social media users who use "feel-good" methods, such as clicking or 'liking' in support of an issue or social cause. These methods have been criticized as having little or no practical real-life effect, but others disagree.
Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have been campaigning in Puerto Rico this week in advance of the island territory's primary. But the issues in Puerto Rico have their own special orientation....
Newt Gingrich is committed to making sure Mitt Romney isn't the Republican nominee for president of the United States. But on Tuesday, he failed to win two states that many had said were crucial to his victory....
As Republicans and Democrats compete for support from Latino voters in November, Democrats are trying to use Republican opposition to the DREAM act as a way to pull Latinos to their side of the aisle....
As more families leave small towns for big cities, schools are left with fewer students. Because schools with smaller student populations receive less funding, superintendents in rural areas are forced to look outside the box to stay afloat. Some schools are recruiting international students, who pay tuition for public education, to make up for lost funding and add diversity....
It was a big night for Rick Santorum, who rolled back strong efforts by Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney to come away with election night victories in two key southern battleground states: Mississippi and Alabama....
With the U.S. Justice Department saying no to new voter ID laws in Texas and South Carolina, two states that are governed by special provisions of the U.S. Voting Rights Act, the two states have turned to the federal court system to try and get permission to implement their new laws....
Many Latinos who are eligible to become citizens, aren't taking the time to go through the process. And many who are citizens aren't bothering to vote. That dilutes what should be a powerful voting block, but activists are trying to get them to become more politically engaged....
In Alabama and Mississippi, immigration reform is at the forefront of political debates. Controversial laws that limit opportunities for immigrant students in several Southern states have prompted immigrant allies to develop a 21st century "underground railroad" of assistance for their undocumented neighbors. ...
As of Friday, "Kony 2012," a video produced by the non-profit group Invisible Children has been viewed over 56 million times. It's a call for global awareness and action against the notorious Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony. But there's been criticism of the filmmaker as well....
- Syria’s civil war ends long quiet in Israeli-controlled Golan Heights
- American diplomat expelled from Russia for spying evokes memories of Cold War
- While 11 million people may live in U.S. illegally -- the impact extends to millions more
- Tel Aviv offers insights as Boston prepares permanent memorial to Boston Marathon victims
- Police in Cleveland trying to figure out how man hid abducted women for a decade
- Fence along U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego represents a barrier and a bridge
- Purported Israel's strike on Syria seen in wider context of Hezbollah, Iran
- Post-Holocaust 'avenger' tells stories of revenge squads
- Obama administration considering providing weapons to Syrian rebels
- Israeli ambassador spells out concerns with ongoing Syrian civil war, chemical weapons
- Among Myanmar's large Buddhist population, monks, monasteries play important role
- 'I am a Mormon' campaign launches in London, in response to play's debut
- Yangon Muslims watch nervously as violence spreads in Myanmar
- New Pope Francis gets less than warm greeting from Venezuela
- New book seeks to guide Orthodox Jewish newly weds in sexual intimacy
- Latino Catholics in the U.S. embrace Catholic Church's new Argentinian pope
- Argentina's Dirty War revisited after new pope is elected
- Catholic Church unveils Pope Francis as next leader
- Bulgaria chooses new religious leader -- with complex past
- American rabbi elected to Israeli Knesset with hopes of bridging sectarian divide
- States consider reforms to help domestic workers move out of shadows
- Ukraine’s Asgarda martial arts program recasts Amazon warrior women
- Undocumented immigrant caregiver tells story from inside invisible workforce
- Meat processing across the Midwest largely done by immigrants
- China's hukou system puts migrant workers at severe economic disadvantage
- Ethnic Karen refugees from Myanmar find foothold in North Carolina
- Pakistani women have new tools to fight disfiguring acid attacks
- Some immigrant women, victims of domestic violence, afraid to seek help
- Grand jury will convene to consider more charges in Ohio rape case
- Congress holds hearing on changing how military handles sexual assault cases