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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Trump’s Racist Words

January 22, 2018

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President Trump attacked African and Haiti nationals as undesirable to come to the United States recently. He has halted several Muslim nations, by executive order, from permitting their citizens to enter the United States. This nation was built by the “tired and poor” and moved forward by “huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Those of […]

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Enact Law Protecting Dreamers

January 15, 2018

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If we decide to send the Dreamers and those who are here on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) back to their country of origin, then we should also teardown the Statue of Liberty and send it back to France as well. I’m sure France could find a home somewhere, where the Statue will represent something other […]

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Germany Starts Enforcing Hate Speech Law

January 1, 2018

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Germany is enforcing a law that demands social media sites move quickly to remove hate speech, fake news and illegal material. The law gives networks 24 hours to act after they have been told about law-breaking material. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube will be the law’s main focus, but is is also likely to be applied […]

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Current Immigration Policy Will Change

December 19, 2017

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The wave of anti-immigration sentiment that boosted the presidential campaign of Donald Trump has historical parallels. In 1955, historian John Higham wrote a book titled “Strangers in the Land: Patterns of American Nativism, 1860-1924.” The restrictionist movements, ideas and legislative efforts chronicled in Higham’s history bear a distinct resemblance to those that have emerged in […]

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Germany’s Political Center Needs to Hold

December 5, 2017

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The crisis over government formation in Berlin has raised to the possibility of fresh elections in Germany, and the ripple effect of instability in the European Union. Germany held elections last September. The breakdown in talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union and potential partners has dealt a blow to a time-tested post-War model […]

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