Army Overturns Convictions of Black Soldiers Charged With Mutiny in 1917 Houston Riot

The U.S. Army has overturned the convictions of 110 Black soldiers charged over a century ago with mutiny, murder and assault in a Texas riot. Nineteen of the Black Army soldiers convicted were sentenced to death and executed following the riot in 1917, when members of the 24th Infantry Regiment clashed with police and white … Read more

Oregon Decriminalized Hard Drugs. It Isn't Working.

A majority of voters now want to undo a pioneering change as public drug use has become rampant.

Hamas Attack Reminds Europeans of the Virtue of Sovereignty

Europe has discovered that it has an anti-Semitism crisis on its hands. And now some politicians claim to have found the answer: Deport the anti-Semites. It’s a response as illuminating as it is futile. The shock to Europe has been the “pro-Palestinian” protests on the streets in the weeks since Hamas’s barbaric invasion of Israel. … Read more

Vatican Says Transgender People May Be Baptized

ROME—The Vatican said transgender people may be baptized as Catholics and can serve as godparents, in the latest sign of the church’s greater openness to LGBTQ people under Pope Francis. The Vatican also said that the children of gay couples, including ones who are adopted or born to surrogate mothers, may be baptized, and that … Read more

Abortion Rights Measure Takes Lead Shortly After Ohio Polls Close

Updated Nov. 7, 2023 8:10 pm ET Shortly after polls closed in Ohio, supporters of a measure to enshrine abortion rights in the Midwestern state’s constitution had an early lead, in the highest-profile ballot question on a range of issues in Tuesday’s elections around the U.S. The Ohio vote is the latest test of where … Read more

Police Investigate Death of Paul Kessler at Pro-Israel, Pro-Palestine Rallies

Updated Nov. 7, 2023 10:06 am ET Police are investigating the death of a 69-year-old man as a possible homicide following an altercation at dual pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian demonstrations near Los Angeles. Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said Monday it was investigating the death of Paul Kessler in the city of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and had … Read more

Stanford University Student Hurt in Possible Hate Crime 

An Arab Muslim student at Stanford University was hurt in a campus hit-and-run that California authorities are investigating as a potential hate crime, according to the university. The incident occurred Friday afternoon as the student was crossing a street on foot, Stanford’s Department of Public Safety said.  Copyright ©2023 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All … Read more

Vatican’s Silence on Holocaust Was Shaped by Antisemitism and Caution, Archives Show

ROME—For decades, controversy over why Pope Pius XII didn’t speak out against the Nazi Holocaust has troubled the Catholic Church.  New research has revealed evidence that an antisemitic Vatican aide played a role in the wartime pope’s silence, as did fear of provoking violence against Catholics under Nazi rule and against the Vatican itself.  Copyright … Read more

The Global War on the Jews

The disturbing fact of the past month is that Jews are under attack not only in Israel and not only by Hamas. The weeks since the barbaric Oct. 7 Hamas invasion of Israel have witnessed physical assaults on Jews the world over, including in the U.S. and Europe. This most modern of pogroms—global, televised, politicized—demonstrates … Read more

Venezuelan Court Suspends Results of Opposition Primary

Venezuela’s highest court suspended the outcome of a primary that the opposition held to choose a presidential candidate, casting doubts over a deal that President Nicolás Maduro had reached with the Biden administration to pave the way for free and fair elections.  The Supreme Court’s decision on Monday came after a series of public comments … Read more