iOS app Android app


The F Word: Equal Obliviousness, Not Equal Rights

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The Atlantic published one of many recent articles about the "he-cession" or the "decline of men," wondering what it means that women are now the majo...

Non-English Speakers Struggle To Get Up To Speed As States Try To Keep Them Off Roads

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

Nine states currently offer an English-only written driver's license test and at least three others - Georgia, Missouri and Tennessee - are actively p...

Finally, a YA Novel About the American Muslim Experience

Naazish YarKhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Naazish YarKhan

Neither This Nor That enters the young adult literature market, bringing to light difficulties that American Muslim youth and children of immigrants face acclimating to life in the U.S.

Study: On Path to "Assimilation," Latino Immigrants Cross the Colorline

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Institutional racism appears to be breaking up the Latino community along color lines in a new twist on the old story of "passing."

Glenn Beck Believes Gay Handicapped Black Female Immigrant Will Be Obama's Supreme Court Nominee

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Glenn Beck prepared his listeners Friday for a "radical" Supreme Court nominee after news broke that Justice John Paul Stevens would retire at the end...

A Helping Hand, Then a Slap in the Face: U.S. Immigration Enforcement Policies Cause More Suffering

Marjorie Valbrun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marjorie Valbrun

It was with deep disappointment that we learned last week that some of the people who were evacuated from Haiti by U.S. Marines in the chaotic days after the earthquake had been jailed in immigration detention centers from the first day they arrived here.

The F Word: Courage for Immigration Reform

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

While House members were grandstanding on the floor over health care reform Sunday, and the news networks largely focused on tea party anti-healthcare...

Bret Michaels: The Rusyn Roots of the Rock of Love

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Rock and reality TV star Bret Michaels has been yo-yoing in and out of hospitals in a steady stream of medical episodes, each one supposedly unrelated...

Recognizing the Human Rights of Immigrant Children

Marjorie Faulstich Orellana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marjorie Faulstich Orellana

To put children at the center of our arguments about immigration is to appeal to something beyond cold reason. Children are symbols of our future, and how we treat, view, care and talk about them matters for the nation we are.

Pray Immigration Reform Into Passage

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

If our political leaders won't make room for the "strangers" among us, we, the people of faith, will. It's time to stop playing politics with people's lives.

Republicans Boycott Arizona?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Subtle or not, the Republican Party is obviously sending a message by choosing Florida over Arizona for the site of the 2012 RNC. Whether they admit it publicly or not, the national Republican Party is now on the side of the boycotters.

This Is Annie Moore at Ellis Island: $1,000 If You Can Prove Me Wrong

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

It seems this story has finally come full circle. Annie Moore, the Irish teenager who was the first to alight at Ellis Island, came into my life back...

120 Years of Smolenyaks in America: A Note of Gratitude from a Great-Granddaughter

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

I never knew him, but I want to thank him. Exactly 120 years ago today, my then 16-year-old great-grandfather, Peter Smolenyak, arrived in New York o...

Immigration Reform: Change Takes Courage and Faith

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

If our political leaders won't make room for the "strangers" among us, we will -- because Jesus commands us to do so.

Health Care and Bipartisanship in the Balance

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

President Obama, this is your moment for political courage, vision, leadership, and faith. We urge you to take heart and move meaningful health care reform forward.

Speaking for God and for America's Top Cops - the Center for Immigration Studies

Adam Luna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Luna

America's top religious and law enforcement leaders are taking a strong stance in favor of sensible immigration reform and it's made the anti-immigrant crowd very nervous.

This Thanksgiving Remember the Immigrant, Pilgrim

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The broken nature of America's immigration system is deeply felt during the holidays by millions in the United States who long to be reunited with their loved ones.

GOP: This Is Your Future Calling (and Sorry, It's Brown)

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Republican politicians have been guilty of using immigrants as a wedge issue for so long that they are in real danger of sacrificing their future with Latino, minority, and swing voters.

Photos of Annie Moore, First Ellis Island Immigrant: Help Solve a History Mystery

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Megan Smolenyak

I'm hoping that someone reading this can help solve a history mystery in time for January 1 -- the 118th anniversary of the opening of Ellis Island.

Home Is Where The Bingo Tournament Is

Angella Nazarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Angella Nazarian

If I close my eyes and think of a time that I felt most at home, one particular image comes to mind: me, at age seven with my mom at a bingo tournament by the Caspian Sea.

Google Cofounder Gives To Charity That Helped Him Escape Anti-Semitism

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

How many times do you use Google every day? Next time you're checking stocks, researching at work or cyber-stalking an ex-boyfriend, take a minute to ...

VIDEO: Lou Dobbs vs. 'Latino in America'

Arturo Perez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arturo Perez

I decided to start writing to Dobbs, pointing out his many errors, and the danger his words could cause. I don't know how many emails I wrote, but needless to say, he never wrote me back.

Gutted Health Care Bill Ignores This Nation's Best Opportunity for Reform

Judy Patrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judy Patrick

What does it say about our society when government requires us to purchase health insurance and fines us for not doing so yet provides no support to make this possible?

National Association of Evangelicals Provides Moral Model on Immigration Reform

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Church leaders who have been personally and privately supportive of immigrants and their struggles have now publicly declared that it is morally wrong to keep families apart.

Immigrant Family Fears Foreclosure Of American Dream

The Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As part of the Huffington Post's effort to bear witness to the effects of the current economic environment on ordinary Americans, we're rounding up so...