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.
When it comes to other important issues facing America, Trump speaks as a man who is never in doubt, although he is frequently wrong. For instance, he has claimed he has a plan to defeat the terrorist group ISIS, which now controls oil fields in Iraq.
The horrific slaying of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco by a convicted felon who illegally crossed the border five times shocked our community, our state and our nation.
Today marks a milestone in the fight for common sense immigration reform in the United States. A federal court in New Orleans will hear arguments in the case challenging President Obama's executive actions on immigration.
Despite the clear patterns in public opinion across the country, many hard-working immigrant families continue to live under the threat of deportation--despite their contributions to our cities' robust economies and vibrant cultures. That's because 26 states, including Texas and Georgia, are suing the federal government to block these executive action programs.
Trump certainly acts and sounds like a racial bigot. But whether he really is or not, there is a much deeper issue here -- Donald Trump is a salesman who sees that racial bigotry still works with a core base of the Republican Party.
Last week, I became an American citizen. My wife and I were among 101 new Americans from 45 different countries who took the Oath of Allegiance at Mount Vernon's special 4th of July Naturalization Ceremony.
For those who think Caitlyn Jenner's only talent is learning how to walk, pivot and turn in six-inch heels, hold onto your Spanx.
I have been thinking of Donald Trump and of my grandfather. His name was Shmuel Finklestein. The two are linked, though neither knew the other. My grandfather did not come across the border with Mexico. He came through the port of New York.
Maybe, just maybe, Senator Bernie Sanders was so mum about immigration because he's been so busy fighting for every cause that disproportionately affects us? I don't know about you, but that makes him more pro-Latino than you.
The one thing all parents share is the desire to protect their kids. Although the legalization and regulation of all drugs may seem counterintuitive to that desire, repealing prohibition will keep our communities safer. Legalization reduces the profit margins of illicit products and disincentivizes the time, money, and violence necessary to traffic drugs.
I have tried to look for areas in which you and Hillary have real disagreements, and they are hard to find. So what I hope you and your supporters do through the rest of the primary season is continue to focus on and speak out on the issues you care about. Direct your verbal attacks toward the clown car of Republican candidates looking for their party's nomination.
As more and more corporations and businesses separate themselves from Trump because of his comments regarding Mexicans and immigrants, the Central Park Five and their families are likely thinking it's about time.