Former Salvadoran defense minister, tied to killings of Oscar Romero and churchwomen, deported back to El Salvador


Gen. Jose Guillermo Garcia arrived back in his native country to face press and former victims, after U.S. immigration officers deported him for participating in torture and extrajudicial killings.

President Obama getting help from faith leaders against gun lobby


"The gun lobby may be holding Congress hostage right now, but they can't hold America hostage," President Barack Obama said in his national address from the White House Jan. 5. That encapsulates the point of our latest print editorial, available online here.

Obama is in a tough spot, fighting hard to stay relevant in his last year in office. The presidential bully pulpit is likely his last tool against an array of hostile presidential candidates and an intractable Congress. I hope he makes the most of it.



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May 19-June 1, 2017