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The Stealing of America By the Cops, the Courts, the Corporations and Congress

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

For those with any accounting ability, it's clear that the total sum of the expenses being charged to the American taxpayer's account by the government add up to only one thing: the loss of our freedoms.

A Cautionary Tale About Shower Gel

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 08.13.2014 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I consider myself an international travel expert. My journeys have taken me from Beijing to Morocco. So when I make appearances, people often ask me for advice. I am quick to share my travel expertise, and when it comes to packing, I consider myself an expert. But on a recent trip to Namibia, I failed to heed my own advice.

The Border Isn't Along the Border

Doug Levitt | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Doug Levitt

The border isn't along the border alone, it's everywhere in America. It lives along the frayed lines of battered nerves, those of American-born citizens who fear their parents' deportation could come at any time (in many cases, grandparents of now second-generation Americans).

Solving the Border Crisis: America Should Build a Giant Wall Around Offshore Bank Accounts

Galanty Miller | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Galanty Miller

I feel compassion for poor people from crappy countries trying to sneak into the U.S. with the honorable goal of working and making a little money for their family. I have less compassion for rich weasels sneaking their money out of the U.S. with the crappy goal of hiding a lot of extra money from their ex-wives.

Congress Takes a Holiday! (And Haven't They Earned It?)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Doing nothing is hard work! ...

As Migrant Crisis Hits US Border, Texas Town Keeps It Classy

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 07.31.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Building a bigger fence may play well around the cable-TV studio desks where pundits gather to yak in faraway New York and Washington. But down in El Paso, it's a foreign concept.

Border Children Need Immediate Cooperation

Save the Children | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact
Save the Children

These are not criminals. They are innocent children caught up in a situation beyond their control. Regardless of why and how they came, they are here now -- and they deserve to be treated with humanity.

Indian PM's Nepal Visit to Boost Energy, Infrastructure Cooperation

Samarth Pathak | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Samarth Pathak

The upcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal is set to deepen relations between the two nations. India's role is crucial for Nepal as it enters a new era of democracy, change and development, while harnessing Nepal's resources can help solve India's pressing energy needs.

Is the U.S. Falling Behind Mexico? News From Ambos Nogales

Michael Dear | Posted 07.30.2014 | Latino Voices
Michael Dear

Today Mexican Nogales, known formally as Heroica Nogales, is booming and I wanted to catch up on what had been happening. By the end of my visit, I was convinced that the US is falling perilously behind Mexico in terms of borderland economic investment, growth and development.

Dereliction of Duty

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Harry Leibowitz

According to the Brookings Institution there are some 47,000 unaccompanied children in the USA from Central America, almost all of whom arrived this y...

Marina Fang

House Democrats Shame GOP For Not Caring About Border Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats publicly shamed Republicans on Tuesday for what they said is a lack of compassion toward undocumented children streaming...

Texas Lawmaker: Undocumented Immigrants Will 'Come In And Hurt You'

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

A Texas lawmaker claimed Monday that undocumented immigrants crossing the border will unleash criminal activity nationwide if the government does not ...

Ted Cruz Leads GOP to Disaster (Again)

Ryan Campbell | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

While the course that the Ted Cruz-controlled portion of the GOP is heading down toward is a predictable one, the results are not.

Unaccompanied Minors? Blame a Century of U.S. Central American Foreign Policy

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Kevin A. Lees

There's plenty of blame among both Republican and Democratic governments in the past two decades. But so much of the current debate in the United States overlooks the background of how Central America came to be countries of such violence, corruption, insecurity and relative poverty.

Democrats And Republicans Complain Obama Is Too Aloof With Congress

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democra...

The Border Crisis Requires Presidential Leadership

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Action is needed. The president cannot simply stonewall and insist only on his $3.7 billion funding request. The House has put forward an actual plan to address the large numbers of unaccompanied minors. The Senate has moved toward fiscal reality.

Not All Migrant Kids Are Equal: Central Americans Get Court Dates, Mexicans Get the Boot

Erin Siegal McIntyre | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Erin Siegal McIntyre

There's a big difference between how Mexican and Central American kids are treated once they cross the border. Mexican children and teens are deported almost immediately, in what's called expedited repatriation. The Central Americans aren't-- that is, yet.

A Child From Guatemala (a True Story)

Jorge Mérida | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Jorge Mérida

This is the story of a child, refugee, and immigrant now cataloged as a humanitarian emergency who, in debilitating languor, waits for the good will of an American government to save him.

Where Have All the Children Gone?

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

I beg the American leadership, the American people, to reconsider their position and to hearken back to those words on the Statue of Liberty, for if we do not, then we might just as well take down that beacon of freedom and store it away someplace very dark where it will never be seen again.

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

H. A. Goodman | Posted 07.21.2014 | 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.

A Necessary Intervention: The Need to Bring Back Teddy's Big Stick for the Border Children

Steven Kurlander | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

The debate about our failed immigration policies is back in full force in the American consciousness with the recent news of tens of thousands of "children" trekking to our southern border dominating the headlines.

Jesus was a Migrant Child

Michael W. Waters | Posted 07.17.2014 | Religion
Michael W. Waters

Christ was born with a bounty on his head during a government-sanctioned infanticide of all male children under two years of age. In order to save their child's life, Joseph and Mary had to flee with Jesus across the border of neighboring Egypt.

GOP Congresswoman Is Afraid Obama Will Use Border Money To Fund Obamacare

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama has requested $3.7 billion to address the crisis brought on by the influx of unaccompanied child migrants surging into the Sout...

Jose Antonio Vargas Says His Detention At The Border Wasn't A Stunt

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Jose Antonio Vargas, the nation's most prominent undocumented immigrant, said Wednesday that his detention at the border wasn't a scheme to draw atten...

Who Will Qualify for Obama's Executive Order?

Ryan Campbell | Posted 07.16.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Removing the age cap and changing the criteria to allow more DREAMers to qualify may be the easiest thing that Obama could do.