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A Slice Of Apple Pie

Yara Zgheib | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics
Yara Zgheib

The apple itself was an immigrant too, one of the earliest to this country. From Kazakhstan in 328 B.C. to Macedonia with Alexander the Great, on to Rome and with the Romans then all the way up North, to England where it got its name.

Syrian Refugees and the Battle Over the Shining Beacon

Michael Zucker | Posted 11.30.2016 | Politics
Michael Zucker

These days the lamp beside the golden door is flickering, uniformly doused by the band of Republican presidential wannabes, their wildly applauding supporters at speeches and rallies, their cheerleaders on Fox News, and scattered Democrats, all of whom reject welcoming the wretched refuse of the teeming Syrian shore.

Extinguishing Liberty's Flame on Refugees

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 11.19.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Emma Lazarus, who's proud and shinning words stand indelibly inscribed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, would weep in sorrow and shame if she were with us today as an ever increasing number of our political "leaders" and citizens call for the United States to extinguish the flame of liberty on Middle Eastern refugees of war.

Celebrating Our She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.10.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Writer, actor, and activist Maya Angelou inspired generations of women with her efforts to overcome discrimination, prejudice and abuse. A woman, who didn't speak for years in her youth, became a voice for millions in her adult life; and that voice was quite lyrical.

Not a Native American? You're an Immigrant

Bernard Starr | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Bernard Starr

Contrary to the popular belief that we are swimming in more immigrants than ever, in 1890 14.8 percent of our population was foreign-born compared to today's 12.5 percent. And the number of illegal immigrants is on the decline.

Obligatory Memorial

Tim Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Ellis

You're going to read a lot of these today. It's actually in the blogger manual, we're required to comment. So here goes: On this date in 2001, I skip...