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Trump Could Change The Entire Immigration Debate, But Probably Won't

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.30.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans have now, by my count, missed two rather large opportunities to improve their general standing with Latino voters. Donald Trump's speech Wednesday (unless it is further postponed or even cancelled outright, of course) might just become the third big missed opportunity.

Immigration's Impact on Jobs

Judith Bowman | Posted 07.01.2016 | Business
Judith Bowman

Americans' life expectancy will soon hit 80 and those over 65 will make up almost 25 percent of the population. With fertility rates of less than two births per woman we are destined to be a country of elders and not youth. This has tremendous consequences for our economy and culture.

Trump's Taxes: It's the Amnesty, Stupid.

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

We need to see Trump's taxes for 2008, 2009, 2010. Supposedly, the audits on those returns are finished. He either did, or did not, receive amnesty if he used tax havens.

Friday Talking Points -- Marijuana Policy Questions for the Candidates

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There was some good news and some bad news on marijuana this week, which got us thinking about how the subject of federal marijuana policy relates to the presidential nomination race.

We Will Not Stop Until Our Father Comes Home

Marwa Alaradi | Posted 03.11.2016 | World
Marwa Alaradi

What was supposed to be a family vacation turned into the nightmare of our lives when my father was kidnapped into a mysterious black car on the streets of Dubai. As we waited for the UAE government to sort out my father's unjust detainment, we realized that dead silence is not the answer.

Youth Activists: A Force to be Reckoned With

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 02.29.2016 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

by Aashka Merchant, Coordinator for Executive Operations and Special Projects at Amnesty International USA One of the most crucial resources in both...

Shady Spanish-Language Robocall Claims Marco Rubio Supports 'Amnesty'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics

A robocall recorded entirely in Spanish is blasting Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) for supporting "amnesty" for undocumented immigrants just two days out f...

Is the Repellent Mockery of Others the New American Norm?

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

Why are most articles written with sentences in the declarative instead of the interrogative structure? Is it because people prefer to be told what to think instead of being asked to think? If yes, could this preference explain some of the seeming madness going on in America today?

Ted Cruz Ties Immigrant 'Amnesty' To Nuclear Weapons In Iran

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) isn't going to stand for opponent Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) painting him as moderate on immi...

Support the Undocumented Workers Who Risked Their Lives After 9/11

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.10.2016 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

With the Zadroga bill ending at the end of the month, we can expect the same politicians who get publicly weepy at 9/11 memorial services to go ahead and stiff those who personally responded to the emergency. As a nation, giving benefits to all those who were injured at Ground Zero should be a no-brainer, but this Congress can't even get that right.

A Failed Coup in Trinidad and Tobago

ADST | Posted 08.02.2016 | World
ADST

On July 27, 1990, a Muslim organization called Jamaat al Muslimeen instigated a coup against the government of Trinidad & Tobago. Forty-two insurgents...

The Writings of Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 07.05.2016 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

In 2012, Raif Badawi, a blogger in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) who is now 31, was arrested in his native land and charged with offenses ranging from parental disobedience to cyber-crime and apostasy from Islam.

Candidates Win Evangelicals With Pro-American Worker Immigration Policy

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Candidates that wish to enlist the support from evangelical voters would be wise to advocate policies that prioritize American workers when it comes to immigration. That means opposing rewarding illegal aliens with work permits so they can compete with U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents for jobs.

Igor Bobic

Scott Walker Tacks Far Right On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans often rail about undocumented immigrants. But Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, an expected GOP presidential candidate, took it a...

Report: Afghan Government Is Abandoning Women's Rights Defenders

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.10.2015 | World

Afghanistan's government and the international community are abandoning women's rights defenders in the country, Amnesty International warned in a sca...

Political Pardons Would Damage the Legacy of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Paul Seils | Posted 05.06.2015 | World
Paul Seils

President Zuma should make the climb to the moral high ground currently occupied by the victims. From there he may see more clearly the values that are needed to build the nation.

What Freedom Means to Scott Walker

John A. Tures | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker boosted his national profile with a speech at the "Iowa Freedom Summit," making him a strong candidate for the Republican Party presidential nomination in 2016. But what does freedom mean to Walker? His policies are worth a second look.

"Cupcake Amnesty:" Childhood Obesity and the Political Divide

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics
Bettina Elias Siegel

No cupcake-related "rules or guidelines" were in fact "abolished" by the Texas Department of Agriculture, which oversees our state's child nutrition programs, but Miller likely cares little about the specifics.

New Genocide Trial in Guatemala?

Jo-Marie Burt | Posted 02.28.2015 | World
Jo-Marie Burt

If the genocide trial does restart, the role of the international community will be of utmost importance to ensuring a fair process. There is little doubt that there will be strong opposition from conservative elites and from sectors of the military. But the desire for the victims for truth and justice remains steadfast.

Ted Cruz Hits Back At GOP Critics: 'Enough Is Enough'

The Huffington Post | Diane Jeanty | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Monday staunchly defended his decision to force a procedural vote in opposition to President Obama’s immigration action, ...

A New Party for the Global Era

Indra Adnan | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Indra Adnan

How can those of us who feel like global citizens already -- which is not everyone, granted -- begin to act like global citizens?

Executive Action on Immigration: Good, Bad and Ugly

Prerna Lal | Posted 01.25.2015 | Latino Voices
Prerna Lal

On the day of President Obama's immigration announcement, I went to bed late at night, doing a mental checklist of everyone I know who qualifies and does not qualify under the President's immigration action.

GOP Says Obama Pushes Popular Immigration Policies to Win Votes. Er, That's Called Democracy.

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Supporting a policy that has strong, majority support not only from Latinos or Asians but Americans overall isn't pandering to anyone. It's called democracy.

Republican Control Is Destined to Fail

Dale Hansen | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

While Republican leadership wants to depict Democrats and the president as uncompromising ideologues, such assertions from a group that have shown to be uncompromising ideologues falls on deaf ears.

Bold Steps Toward a Better America

Nick Desai | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Nick Desai

Denial, dogma and allegiance to the old is not only how we'll fall behind, but it is, as the president said last night, "contrary to our character."