José has already tried to escape from El Salvador to the US this summer — twice. But he's failed each time, and now he's dodging gang violence at home while trying to make yet another attempt to leave.
Tangier Island off the coast of Virginia seems on a march toward oblivion — in some areas, 15 to 16 feet of land are disappearing each year. Only 470 people live there now, but they have an old English dialect — marked by "backwards talk" — and a history of being home to freed slaves.
Beth Macy's new book "Factory Man" tells the story of a furniture maker in Virginia who took on the Asian factories that produced inexpensive knock-offs of American furniture. In the story,we meet the people who have been hurt, and helped, by globalization.
If immigration reform was already on life support in Congress, last night's defeat of Republican Eric Cantor in Virginia may have pulled the plug, at least for any short-term legislation. But a reform activist says demographic trends are on the side of reform.
Virginia-based reporter Deepak Singh is visiting family in Lucknow, India this summer. A trip to a McDonald's restaurant with his 4-year-old daughter got him thinking about hunger in his home country and in his adopted one. He sent this personal essay.
Wealthy conservatives are funding climate change denial organizations, often more than a $1 million at a time, to try to keep the United States government from cracking down on business like oil companies. But the identities of these donors remain unknown.