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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rich Divides America

November 14, 2017

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It is sad the only time American citizens have been so divided was prior to the Civil War. Are we really approaching that level of separation? A divided America prior to 1860 took us to the Civil War. Four years into the war our president gave an address at Gettysburg that for me defines the […]

Trump’s Immigration Order Wrong

October 31, 2017

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President Trump said he was going after criminals, but his immigration agents detained a 10-year-old cerebral palsy patient at the hospital. Rosamaria Hernandez was brought to this country when she was only 3 months old, but when she was rushing in an ambulance to surgery, she was priority for deportation. The polices put forward by […]

Restore Truth and Civility

October 26, 2017

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Everyone makes stupid mistakes including the president and his chief of staff. No doubt President Trump meant well when he called the widow of a soldier who was slain recently in the line of duty in Niger. But whatever the president intended it apparently came put clumsily and greatly offended the widow. To compound the […]