The Boiling Point

‘Yellow Vest’ protests rock France

‘Yellow Vest’ protests rock France

March 20, 2019

By Jolie Wineburgh, Staff Writer The broken glass and graffiti have been cleared away, but according to Americans in Paris reached by the Boiling Point,...

President Bush remembered

President Bush remembered

March 10, 2019

“We are a nation of communities... a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky” ~ Preside...

Welcoming the stranger with hot food, scissors and applause

March 6, 2019

It was almost noon when two Department of Homeland Security buses finally turned into a church parking lot in northern Phoenix. Volunteers who had ...

Leaving lives behind, teens carry hope on trip to America

Leaving lives behind, teens carry hope on trip to America

March 6, 2019

ICE had removed their shoelaces as a safety precaution, so their shoe tongues flapped open as they walked. Instead of smartphones and airpods, they wore el...

First LA Teacher Strike in Decades Ends With Smaller Classes, Bigger Paychecks

First LA Teacher Strike in Decades Ends With Smaller Classes, Bigger Paychecks

February 28, 2019

Days of intermittent downpour didn’t stop teachers from the Los Angeles Unified School District from picketing and marching last month to get a contract...

Instability in Israeli government leads Netanyahu to call early elections

Instability in Israeli government leads Netanyahu to call early elections

February 21, 2019

Elections in Israel are now set to take place seven months early, as instability within Knesset coalitions and corruption charges against Prime Minister...

A year after Parkland shooting, teens help remember other teens

A year after Parkland shooting, teens help remember other teens

February 14, 2019

On Feb. 14 last year, 14 high school students and three school staff lost their lives in a mass shooting in Parkland, Fla. Exactly a year later, almost 1,...

New policy is sending asylum seekers to wait in Mexico as crime there rises

New policy is sending asylum seekers to wait in Mexico as crime there rises

February 4, 2019

Three people were arrested in Mexico Dec. 19 for the murder of two teenaged Honduran migrants in Tijuana, as changes in U.S. policy began to collide wi...

Prop. 12 passes, giving more space to hens, pigs and calves

Prop. 12 passes, giving more space to hens, pigs and calves

December 7, 2018

Should ethics affect what you eat? For years, Californian animal rights activists have been advocating for state-wide cage-free eggs. They moved closer...

Michigan professors open new front in academic boycott of Israel

Michigan professors open new front in academic boycott of Israel

December 4, 2018

Unlike most acts of Israel boycotting on college campuses, which are led by student groups, two students at University of Michigan were denied letter of...

Working to tip an election, one front door at a time

Working to tip an election, one front door at a time

November 28, 2018

Richard Ceseroni, a 69-year-old former Marine, was returning home to his ranch- style house in Santa Clarita from church on Oct. 28 when someone he re...