Christian Science Monitor | All Stories Facing elections in Venezuela’s new normal, opposition asks: Do we want in? 2017-08-19T11:15:54.149000000+00:00 As Venezuelan politicians prepare for long-delayed gubernatorial elections, some opposition members have argued that their participation would validate the increasingly undemocratic government. But memories of a backfiring boycott in 2005 have hung over the decision. Fallout from modern protests: naming and shaming online 2017-08-19T11:05:02.458000000+00:00 The resulting vigilantism, as well-intentioned as it may be, could end up hardening the views of those it is targeting and creating a 'surveillance society.' Charlottesville is just the latest such campaign. Driven from US shores, neo-Nazi website finds no haven in Russia either 2017-08-19T10:53:54.823000000+00:00 Kremlin watchdog Roskomnadzors' decision to shut down The Daily Stormer hate site underscores the very one-sided nature of the 'alt-right's' love affair with Russia. ISIS claims credit for Barcelona van attack 2017-08-19T10:42:52.337000000+00:00 In the deadliest attack in Spain since March 2004, more than 12 people were killed and dozens injured when a van sped down a pedestrian walkway in one of Barcelona's busiest tourist hubs on Thursday. In the heartland, a David and Goliath battle over a pipeline 2017-08-19T10:32:15.317000000+00:00 In rural Nebraska, a determined couple are among the last holdouts to the Keystone XL Pipeline project, which they say could pose a threat to an important underground water source. They plan to do whatever it takes to protect their family farm. Avoid force with North Korea, Invest in research in Africa, Bermuda parties' different campaigns, An ally's help for Taiwan, More vegetables for everyone 2017-08-19T10:20:47.740000000+00:00 A roundup of global commentary for the Aug. 21, 2017-Aug. 28, 2017, weekly magazine. Readers write: Prioritizing options, difference-makers 2017-08-19T10:20:47.736000000+00:00 Letters to the editor for the Aug. 21, 2017 weekly magazine. Trump-era shift: CEOs find a voice for moral outrage 2017-08-18T21:45:57.447000000+00:00 Corporate America started the year ready to engage with a controversial but business-minded president. This week CEOs have risen in chorus to denounce Trump's lackluster response to racism. Charlottesville, through a graduate's eyes 2017-08-18T21:23:47.614000000+00:00 A former University of Virginia student reflects on the complicated racial history of her alma mater. How one town learned to live with venomous rattlesnakes 2017-08-18T21:23:47.563000000+00:00 How do you preserve an endangered species when people instinctively kill the animal on sight? The town of Glastonbury, Conn., offers a potential model for helping people overcome deeply rooted fears.