Trump Uses DREAMers As Pawns

April 3, 2018

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After more than a year of first denouncing, then softening on the DREAMers and even urging Congress to find a solution for them, on Easter Sunday President Trump blasted out and dashed their dreams with a tweet. There likely will not be a deal struck to spare them from eventual deportation orders, he said. ‘NO […]

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Possible Inaccurate Census Survey

March 29, 2018

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No doubt critics, who suspect President Donald Trump’s motives for tracking the number of citizens and non-citizens living in the United States in the 2020 census, have plenty of cause for concern. If the proposal were coming from anyone other than a hardliner who has spent much of his political career maligning immigrants, it’d be […]

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Both Political Parties Are Dysfunctional

March 20, 2018

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The nation’s Founding Fathers had numerous brilliant, innovative ideas for designing our new form of self-government, many of which endure to this day. One of them was a thorough disdain for coarse political parties. However, the rejection of parties did not last long: Humans, like wolves and whales, have an apparent inmate need to inhabit […]

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Hands Off Social Security

March 7, 2018

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There has been much controversy regarding Social Security benefits lately. I paid into the Social Security Administration my entire working life of over 60 years. I was assured that I would receive the dividends due me from my investment in that program. I depend on these dividends to survive. The government was to put the […]

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Guns and Immigration

February 28, 2018

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Set aside what you think of guns or immigration as a matter of public policy or even morality. Instead, think of them as dye-markers of how our cultural politics and the nature of the two political parties have changed over time. In the 1990s, it was common for Democrats to fret over both illegal and […]

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Congress Should Make All Laws

February 10, 2018

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I need not tell you that the American populace has a rather conflicted opinion of their chief executive. To an astonishing degree, what defines Donald Trump’s first year as president varies wildly depending on how one views him. And how one views him has become the fault line in American politics. Is this the way […]

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Weaponized Immigration Rhetoric

January 31, 2018

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A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but that logic doesn’t apply to immigration-related rhetoric. President Donald Trump in his State of the Union speech along with political leaders and activists have weaponized specific words in an ongoing battle for the hearts and minds of the American people. For example, take “chain […]

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