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Dear Huddled Masses, Please Come to America and Save Us!

Peter Samuelson | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics
Peter Samuelson

To those 885,800 immigrants who arrived this year (up 110,000 from the year before), I say "Thank you for coming! We welcome and cherish your contributions to our economy. Please ignore the right wing nut jobs who want to send you away.

Who are the Next Victims of Despicable Disregard?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

How is it that so many of us understand the level of financial support most grown children require to gain a foothold on the economic ladder these days -- yet states like Florida find new ways to deprive those who don't even have parents to provide such support?

Fighting To Give Foster Children The Support They Deserve

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Daniel Heimpel

The chain of responsibility for children in the foster care system culminates with us, and by virtue of our Democratic process, those who represent us.

Triage at the White House -- Are Children at Risk Merely an "Additional Issue"?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

Candidate Obama offered hope for America's future and the country believed him. America's children living in fear pray that President Obama extends this hope to them.