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Executive Action on Immigration: Good, Bad and Ugly

Prerna Lal | Posted 11.25.2014 | Latino Voices
Prerna Lal

On the day of President Obama's immigration announcement, I went to bed late at night, doing a mental checklist of everyone I know who qualifies and does not qualify under the President's immigration action.

GOP Says Obama Pushes Popular Immigration Policies to Win Votes. Er, That's Called Democracy.

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Supporting a policy that has strong, majority support not only from Latinos or Asians but Americans overall isn't pandering to anyone. It's called democracy.

Republican Control Is Destined to Fail

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

While Republican leadership wants to depict Democrats and the president as uncompromising ideologues, such assertions from a group that have shown to be uncompromising ideologues falls on deaf ears.

Bold Steps Toward a Better America

Nick Desai | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics
Nick Desai

Denial, dogma and allegiance to the old is not only how we'll fall behind, but it is, as the president said last night, "contrary to our character."

Friday Talking Points -- Don't Panic

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

That headline, of course, quotes the cover to the fictional Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy: "Don't Panic." This week, it seems like timely advice, as the news media and American politicians go into full-blown panic mode over one death and two illnesses within the United States.

McCain, Democrats Puncture Latest Terror Ad Against Michelle Nunn

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Democrats think the latest Senate ad from Georgia contender David Perdue is "shameful," but they were entertained to note that some leading Republican...

Spending $49 Billion On a 'Secure Border' Because of Tea Party Prejudice Is Folly

H. A. Goodman | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Ironically, wasting billions on a fence to protect us from people we employ in not only ludicrous, it makes a mockery of economic data.

Dear President Obama: Secure The Border Now Or Risk Civil War

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

As any grade-schooler, let alone a graduate of Harvard Law School, knows, the first job of a US President is to protect the homeland. Nothing comes ...

Immigration Legislation Is Dead -- Now What?

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

You don't need a crystal ball to see that immigration-reform legislation is dead. It is consistently one of the most difficult topics for any country to tackle, and we have the most dysfunctional, do-nothing Congress in U.S. history.

The Aftershocks of Cantor's Loss

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The message this sends to other Republicans in Congress (both House and Senate) is that this can happen to anyone. The fear this is going to create may become all-encompassing in the House, and possibly even the Senate (if Republicans win control of the chamber this November). The Tea Party sword hanging over their heads is now plain to see.

Cantor Attacks Amnesty For 'Illegal Aliens' In Campaign Mailer

AP | By ERICA WERNER | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is boasting in a new campaign mailer of shutting down a plan to give "amnesty" to "illegal alien...

An Interview With Rod Benson on Journalism and Democracy

Max Benavidez | Posted 06.29.2014 | Media
Max Benavidez

Journalism is at a major crossroads. The digital revolution has turned print and broadcast upside down and although the media are more successful than ever on many levels, the traditional role of journalism as democracy's watchdog is at risk.

Field Trip to the American Dream

Andrew Cotto | Posted 06.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Andrew Cotto

In the end, I believe, we learn that the American Dream is far more complicated than most people imagine and that, often, it is defined by the courage of individuals who are not officially American.

The Death Penalty Is the Tip of an Iceberg of Injustice

Steven W. Hawkins | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Steven W. Hawkins

Years from now we will know that we stood on the right side of history.

When Religious Freedom Isn't Free: Uganda as Mirror for the US

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

When the rights of any person are stripped away by law and the church, all suffer. People who identify as sexual and gender minorities in Uganda will be martyred and we will later ask why we did nothing.

After Death Row in Texas, I'm Fighting to End the Death Penalty

Kerry Max Cook | Posted 04.24.2014 | Impact
Kerry Max Cook

My name is Kerry Max Cook, but for two decades, I was known as "Cook, Execution number 600."

GOP Pushing to Legalize Illegal Immigrants, Hurt American Workers

Joe Guzzardi | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Joe Guzzardi

The harm legalization would do to unemployed and under-employed Americans would come at the front end of immigration reform legislation.

Amnesty: Egyptian Authorities 'Trample On Human Rights'

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2014 | World

CAIRO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Egypt has seen state violence on an "unprecedented scale" since the army deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi last Jul...

Bringing Edward Snowden Home Would Be a Very Patriotic Act

Sara-Ellen Amster, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Media
Sara-Ellen Amster, Ph.D.

With every revelation he made last year, Snowden proved himself a person fighting for our democratic way of life at enormous personal risk, not a spy but a patriot. The U.S. Constitution should protect citizens who say the government has gone too far in trampling people's constitutional rights.

Abusing Power: Is Ma's Taiwan the Unbeautiful Island?

Jack Healey | Posted 02.19.2014 | World
Jack Healey

The threat with Taiwan, while very much signaled by and tied to Chen's apparent victimization at the hands of an angry, vindictive, and powerful Ma Ying-jeou, is larger than one person.

A Justice Denied as Bangladesh Prosecutes War Crimes

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 02.01.2014 | World
Ronak D. Desai

Born in bloodshed, Bangladesh seeks a justice long overdue. Regrettably, the very judicial body responsible for delivering that justice instead threatens to further deny it.

Immigration Reform Is Delayed, Not Defeated

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Alex Nowrasteh

It's disappointing that immigration reform is delayed until at least 2014. But delay does not mean defeat. Immigration reforms have been passed in election years before, and if political ideology and political self-interest play any role, it can happen again.

The Psycho Logic of Drones

Kelly James Clark | Posted 10.24.2013 | World
Kelly James Clark

The logic of drones seems impeccable. A bad guy is killed without collateral damage and with no loss of U.S. life. If only it were so.

Rubio Drops an 'Obama-Bomb'

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Rubio's message is easy enough to understand: If Republicans don't act, Obama will, and we will have lost the chance to enact our preferred changes. It's clever on many levels.

GOP Rep: 'Steve King Is Right' About Drug-Smuggling Dreamers

The Huffington Post | Katie Burkhart | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) came to the defense of Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) in a World Net Daily editorial published late last week, denouncing...