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Seth M.M. Stodder
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Seth M.M. Stodder is a partner at the law firm of Obagi & Stodder LLP, and teaches national security law at the University of Southern California Law School. He served in the Bush Administration after 9/11 as Director of Policy and Planning for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and continues to advise the Obama Administration on homeland security, border security, and immigration policy. He is currently running for the California State Senate, 26th District, as an Independent, No Party Preference (NPP) candidate.

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Time for Cooler Heads to Prevail on Migrant Children

(2) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 8:22 PM

The recent surge of migrant children from Central America has brought out the worst in our polarized political-media-industrial complex, which in turn is stirring up a rise in anti-immigrant sentiment, as demonstrated by the recent protests in Southern California. It's time to take a deep breath, put partisanship aside, and...

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Rebuilding the Great Equalizer

(1) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 11:17 AM

America's first great education reformer, Horace Mann, once said that education was society's "great equalizer" -- offering all Americans the opportunity to get ahead, no matter who they are or where they come from. In Mann's view, education operates as the "balance wheel of the social machinery," ensuring that one...

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All The Way With NPP

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 3:05 PM

Why are young Americans so turned off politics? According to a recent Harvard poll, half of Americans under 30 believe "politics today are no longer able to meet the challenges our country is facing." A third believe that getting involved in politics is pointless, because it "rarely has any tangible...

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