It's time to tear down these age-segregated walls and rebuild the bridges -- the social compact -- that made our country economically viable and strong.
The people you are vilifying are the people you should be admiring. They are people who reacted to twists of fate in a positive way, using incredible entrepreneurial spirit to improve their lives, and those of their families.
The media has a love/hate relationship with Donald Trump. He is at once, breathtaking in his proclamations and ludicrous in his behavior. He is hard to ignore. Like the entertainment value of watching two trains collide, no one in media wants to miss a Trump event. At the same time, they don't want to take him too seriously.
As Donald Trump announced his decision to run for President of the United States by railing against Mexican immigrants, many of us working on the front lines of advancing Latino empowerment understood immediately that this was an important moment for our community.
Morning Joe host (and leading conservative pundit) Joe Scarborough apparently agrees about the need to reform the GOP on the issue of bigotry, and that Donald Trump presents an opportunity to do that.
Whether we admit or not, the Hispanic vote not only became a political weapon in 2012, but in 2016, the Hispanic vote will dictate who will become the future leader of the free world.
Immigrants in criminal proceedings in the U.S. face the very real threat of deportation depending on how their cases come out, so it's imperative that they get effective legal representation. Last week, New York became the first state in the nation to set up a state-wide network of legal resource centers dedicated to ensuring that they do.
In a healthy democracy, differing points of view contend to shape the destiny of the society. What does it mean, however, when a major subculture of that society is perennially of but one mind?
The landmark U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which shifted the criteria for admission of immigrants from a system of country quotas to the prioritization of family reunification and occupational skills, is now fifty years old.
The GOP has been doing a racist strip tease for decades now, and Trump is just skipping the tease. But it may point to a possible upside. Thanks to gauche clowns like Trump -- not to mention Cliven Bundy, Steve King and others -- the GOP, like the Democratic Party of the 60s, might be forced to reform itself, if only to end the pain.
If the GOP is to avoid the loss in 2016 of the popular vote in the sixth out of the last seven national elections there has to be a near crusade to the polls by the GOP's traditional base. This is older, white, males from the South and Midwest, suburban and rural areas.
The Republican Party has a serious demographic problem. They can't win a national election without some support from minorities. If Trump's unchallenged message of disease-carrying, rapist Mexicans is their agenda for Hispanic outreach, 2016 is looking bleak.
At the glamorous waterside student union on the campus of the University of Wisconsin, 50 feet from where he first played with Steve Miller and Boz Scaggs back in the '60s, Madison-based jazz artist Ben Sidran gazed out at the summer crowds exuding satisfaction and serenity. No regrets.
There's a reason why Donald Trump is stirring up the Republican race. The Republican Party has become a resistance movement, and Trump is leading the resistance. But is Trump a serious threat?
Understanding the science of the brain just might help conservatives and liberals get along with each other a little bit better.
When Congress created the Department of Homeland Security, it recognized that federal resources should be expended to maximize efforts that keep our country safe. To do so, Congress directed the executive branch to determine who is a priority for deportation, and who is not.