NCR Editorial: We need to foster a conversation between gun owners and other citizens who want to see gun laws changed.
"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.
In the wake of U.S. government apprehending and deporting Central American migrants who entered the U.S. illegally, interest groups and parishioners are organizing to help the migrants.
NCR Today: Last Friday President Obama commuted the sentences of 95 federal inmates and pardoned two. I've been reading their names, offenses and sentences because I wondered who they were.
The rise of ISIS (also known as Daesh, ISIL, or the "Islamic State") is a direct consequence of the fateful U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq.
News outlets are focusing on President Obama’s “tough talk” on terrorism during his Sunday night Oval Office speech.
“Obama Says of Terrorist Threat, ‘We Will Overcome It’” read a New York Times headline. “Obama: 'This was an act of terrorism’” from CNN.
At the climate change conference in Paris, Cardinal Pietro Parolin told attendees that the high-stakes gathering does not represent the end or start of action, but the path forward.
Eco Catholic: The hope is that an agreement in Paris will place the planet on a path to limit global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.
“You get these little spurts of indication of, yeah, as a matter of fact, new thoughts can exist down in the coalfields.”
When President Barack Obama announced to the world on Friday that he had rejected TransCanada’s application to build the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, there was surely no better place to be than at a conference of committed environmentalists. When the news broke, there was universal applause, glee and relief -- all rolled into one.