Olivia López's story is a troubling counternarrative to the accounts given by officials who describe a Texas family detention center as a safe place where mothers and children can stay during their asylum proceedings.
Is California in for another megadrought? Optimists have begun talking about the mega El Niño, which could change everything.
Jack A. Smith was editor of the Guardian -- for decades the nation's preeminent leftist newsweekly -- that closed shop in 1992. Smith now edits the Hudson Valley Activist Newsletter.