Why is this night different from all other nights?

How to feel less homesick. © E.A. Crunden

How to feel less homesick. © E.A. Crunden


The March for Our Lives showed calls for gun control transcend blue and red. California became the first to sue the Trump administration over the Census 2020 citizenship question. The Senate's 22 women slammed 'inaction' on sexual harassment legislation. As Texas cracks down on immigrants, Latinx lawmakers and activists are working to unite the border. Milwaukee students of color say it's time for police reform in schools.


Around the Globe

Africa. Elections in South Africa are looking unlikely. Egypt's election went as expected with the official results expected Monday. Ghana opens to the U.S. military. The Sudanese ceasefire has been extended. Congo's president is deeply unpopular.

Americas. Graverobbing in Chile? Heterosexuals in Argentina truly doing the most! Venezuela's Measles outbreak is worrying its neighbors. An overcrowded prison in the country caught fire, killing nearly 70 people. Ecuador says no more internet for Julian Assange. The U.S. and U.K. just keep expelling Russian diplomats. Life is about to get even worse for anyone who wants a visa to the U.S.

Asia. India is now the world's third-largest producer of electricity. In the Holy Land, Jews and Arabs near population parity according to Israeli officials. Clashes between Gazans and Israeli military turned deadly in the lead-up to Passover. North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un went to China. South Korea is, to many observers, Trump's first trade victory. Malala Yousafzai returned to Pakistan.

Europe. More than 60 people, many of them children, died in a Russian mall fire earlier this week. A poisoned former Russian spy and his daughter were said to have little chance of survival, though the daughter now appears to be improving in health. Everyone is expelling diplomats over the crisis. The murder of a Holocaust survivor in France has many worried.

Green Is A Thing

Life at an Alaskan salmon cannery. What gives, Patagonia? Winter in one map. Inside Antarctica, where changes will affect us all. Climate change comes for Louisiana. The White House favored Texas over Puerto Rico when it came to hurricane aid. The impermanence of permafrost.

Spoken & Written

“I am not afraid of him or of his immigrant-hating supporters. My family and I will answer the census. We will not answer the citizenship question. I will urge everyone who can hear my voice to not answer the citizenship question.” -- Jessica Azua of the Texas Organizing Project will not be answering the citizenship question