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Are the President's Actions on Immigration Legal?

Questions have been raised about the legality of the executive actions recently taken by President Obama in the domain of immigration policy. A group of legal and constitutional scholars, from such institutions as Harvard, Yale, Chicago, and Columbia, have looked into this question. Show More Summary

Putting People Before Politics

Today, faith leaders and all those who have spent years trying to fix our broken immigration system should feel gratitude toward President Obama. In a primetime address to the nation last night, the president announced he was taking executive action to relieve some of the suffering caused by the failures of the status quo. Show More Summary

It's Time for Hillary to Start 'Busting Some Balls'

I bristled recently when a guy I know -- a generally progressive, liberal-minded kind of fellow -- said that Hillary Clinton was "kind of a Margaret Thatcher. " When I asked him to elaborate, he said, "Well, she's a bit of a ball buster." I...Show More Summary

In Today's National Record-Breaking Exoneration, Prosecutors Stepped Up to Correct a "Lie From the Pits of Hell"

This morning, Ricky Jackson walked out of the Cuyahoga County courtroom in downtown Cleveland a free man after 39 years in prison--several of those on death row--for a murder he didn't commit. The last time he tasted freedom was in 1975...Show More Summary

Welcoming the Stranger With Executive Action

Faith leaders across the United States were eager to hear President Obama outline a series of executive actions that he is taking to address America's immigration crisis. Conservative evangelical Christians, progressive mainline Christians...Show More Summary

A Rabbinic Comment on President Obama's Executive Actions on Immigration

I've held back from publicly voicing my assessment of the president, but (from my distant perspective) his executive performance has seemed so inconsistent. I have never wavered in my respect for the office, nor my personal admiration for his obviously noble spirit. Show More Summary

This Week in World War I November 22-28, 1914

British Troops in Trenches, Flanders 1915 Life in the Trenches Part 1 Life in the trenches has become one of the most enduring images of the First World War. Conditions in the trenches were beyond squalid. Death, appalling injury, disease and destruction surrounded the troops at every turn. Show More Summary

President's Executive Action on Immigration

I recently interviewed Harry DeMell, an immigration lawyer since 1977 and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, about the current immigration crisis. Schupak: Mr. DeMell. President Obama said he needed to fix the immigration system. Show More Summary

Obama's Executive Action Helps Some, But Ignores Root Causes of Latin and Central American Immigration

"FIXING THE SYSTEM," the banner atop the page proudly announces. Finally, after months of stalemate in Congress, President Obama decided to take executive action on immigration. And his plans will help some people. Now, undocumented immigrants who have been in the U.S. Show More Summary

5 Reasons Liberals Tired of War Should Vote for Rand Paul Over Hillary Clinton.

If you've read my over 70 Huffington Post articles or my writing in other publications, seen my debate on immigration reform and my HuffPost Live discussion with Marc Lamont Hill about Ferguson, listened to my appearance on America's first LGBT sports radio show, or read my two novels, and still believe that I'm not a true liberal, then great. Show More Summary

What Happens When You Declare War On Yourself?

In the truest sense of bipartisanship, the idiocy of the debate on the Keystone pipeline is convincing enough evidence that seriousness of thought, statesmanship, vision, wisdom, long-term thinking, rationality and responsibility for...Show More Summary

The United States of Emergency

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) If the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ does anything, it brings shaky, fearful, immoral leadership into sharp relief. Just after his birth, a “frightened" King Herod searchesShow More Summary

Pivoting To Success: Is Obama's Progress in the Asia-Pacific and Elsewhere Enough?

With his eight-day tour of the Asia-Pacific, his affirmation of equality on the Internet, and his move to block mass deportations, President Barack Obama has some big post-election actions to point to as he seeks to rebound from the disaster of the mid-term elections. Show More Summary

JPMorgan Chases Profits

Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. The Lord's Prayer Here are some of the good things JPMorgan has done in recent years. In 2012 it reduced the compensation of Jamie Dimon, its chairman, president and CEO from $23 million to $11.5 million. Show More Summary

Immigration Man

President Barack Obama took a historic step in announcing he would take far-reaching executive actions to change immigration policy. He spoke with the confidence of a man who believed he was doing the right thing. But his actions have...Show More Summary

The Convention on the Rights of the Child Is 25 Years Old: It's Time for America to Ratify

New York in November. The zombie masks and ghoulish cut-outs that flooded stores from Bloomingdale's to Battery Park have been displaced by cartoon pilgrims, turkey decals and a seasonal carol or two. Tickets are being frantically booked...Show More Summary

Can America Be Saved? (Part 4) The Two-Sided Dynamic of Our National Crisis

In the the previous piece, I argued that we -- Liberal America, the American people generally, and the nation itself -- are losing. I argued that the course of the nation is increasingly being governed by such destructive power as greed,...Show More Summary

Are We Failing Our Kids?

Our children's health and welfare is our responsibility. As countries across the globe are celebrating Universal Children's Day and recommitting to improve the welfare of kids everywhere, I can't help but wonder if we're doing enough to protect our kids here at home. Today's children have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. Show More Summary

How the House Would Prevent Scientists From Advising the EPA on Their Own Research

The House of Representatives has passed legislation (H.R. 1422) that prohibits academic scientists on EPA's Scientific Advisory committee from participating in "activities that directly or indirectly involve review of evaluation of their...Show More Summary

Why I'm Standing with Walmart Workers This Black Friday

As a student at University of Minnesota-Duluth, Cantare Davunt graduated with a bachelor's degree in international studies. As a Walmart associate, she's an activist fighting for decent wages, full-time hours, predictable schedules and...Show More Summary

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