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Immigrant Organizations Key to Carrying Out Obama's Executive Action

Last Thursday, the president laid out his long-anticipated executive action on immigration, which grants reprieve from deportation to an estimated 4 million undocumented immigrants, individuals who have lived here for at least five years and have no criminal record. Show More Summary

November 17th - Romanians and Czechs Choose Democracy

"A minor miracle occurred yesterday," wrote Frank Fischer in an email on November 17th, "(it) marked a significant victory for democracy and justice in Romania's long march from the end of the Communist regime." Fischer is an Englishman who transferred to work in Romania as a Regional Sales Manager for Central and Eastern Europe in 2003. Show More Summary

What President Obama's Immigration Reform Speech Says About Us

(Note: I have no political or religious affiliation to the citations in this article. I am writing this as an independent observer and concerned global citizen. You can watch President Obama's 15-minute speech here.) President Obama's...Show More Summary

In Light of Michael Brown, We Must Connect the Dots

First and foremost, my continued prayers for peace and comfort go to the family and friends of Michael Brown, as well as the parents of every child our nation has lost due to gun violence. As we learned about the grand jury's decision last night, the results for most of us were not surprising, but disheartening nonetheless. Show More Summary

The "Immigration Proclamation?"

Lost in the current, ongoing debate over presidential powers and immigration policy is history -- which, as usual, is repeating itself, and offering eye-opening lessons for the present, if only someone in Washington would pause to look back. Think of the parallels to an earlier day. Show More Summary

Arab Americans: Confident and Concerned

Over the many years I have been involved working within the Arab American community, I have had to contend with a range of myths and misunderstandings about both the nature and composition of the community as well as their attitudesShow More Summary

Republicans Promised I'd Be Speaking Arabic by Now

Dear GOP of 2008 and 2012: I thought I'd give you a couple of weeks to savor your progeny's big wins earlier this month before throwing a wet blanket over your victory party in the form of a reminder about your unfulfilled promises from the presidential campaigns of 2008 and 2012. I know '08 and '12 didn't really go the way you wanted. Show More Summary

Republican control is destined to fail

This week, President Barack Obama used his executive authority to prevent the deportation on millions of undocumented immigrants. It should come as no surprise that Republicans do not support this action and have added it to a growing list of complaints about how the president and congressional Democrats do business. Show More Summary

GMOs Expose Senator Thune's Science Problem

Ever since beating former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle in 2004, South Dakota's John Thune has become one of the Senate's more powerful Republicans. He's on VP shortlists. He's so popular in-state, no one challenged him for reelection in 2010. Show More Summary

As a White, Teenage Girl I Experienced a Kind of Privilege Michael Brown Could Never Imagine

When I was 16 I was picked up for shoplifting, among other things, some makeup from my neighborhood grocery store. It was about 8 p.m. at night when the police were called and I was led out of the store to a squad car. I wasn't arrested, exactly, and there were no handcuffs. Show More Summary

Ferguson: No Shortcuts to Justice

Shortcuts almost always end up creating more problems than they solve. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch took a shortcut through Ferguson. The results have been catastrophic. McCulloch's shortcut involved using a grand jury to do the job of a trial jury. Show More Summary

President Obama Should Follow Bush Sr.'s Example and Green Light a Wilson Prosecution

On March 22, 1991, a visibly shaken and angered President George H.W. Bush said he was "sickened and outraged" by what he saw on television. That was the beating of black motorist Rodney King by a swarm of LAPD cops. A year later, following...Show More Summary

Why I Talk About My Abortion

Earlier this week, my therapist noted that it has been three years since we first met. Her name was on a small strip of paper given to me by the midwife's office, with a list of about 10 names. The slip of paper was between a third and a quarter of a sheet. Show More Summary

On the Darren Wilson Grand Jury Decision

This is a sad day. The grand jury's decision is yet another sign that all of America's sons' lives are not yet valued equally in the eyes of our courts. All of America's fathers, mothers and children should stay outraged and in motion...Show More Summary

Why Is ISIS Our Fight If the Front Line States Are Not Committed To It?

The war on ISIS continues to escalate, yet for many Americans it is no clearer exactly why we are there or what we are doing. ISIS is a frightening phenomenon. As Secretary of State John Kerry commented this week, "ISIL doesn't hide its crimes. Show More Summary

This Land Is Our Land

Our global climate is warming due to the unprecedented amounts of carbon dioxide we are emitting through the combustion of fossil fuels. I have seen the impact of this firsthand in the degradation of coral reefs and the retreat of glaciers around the world. The combustion of coal is one of the worst greenhouse gas emitters of any fossil fuel. Show More Summary

Paying for the Neocon Moment: Sacrificing Lives, Liberty, and Wealth for Nothing

With President Barack Obama further tarnishing his Nobel Peace Prize by starting yet another Middle Eastern war, exuberant Neoconservatives claim their moment has arrived. And that was before Chuck Hagel, long the Neocon bête noire, was tossed underfoot. Show More Summary

How to Fix America's Still-Existing Sexism Dynamic

For how far men and women have come through the years, we are still a culture where many are trapped in old models and ways. The tragic circumstances surrounding cultural icon Bill Cosby and those who have come forward to accuse Cosby...Show More Summary

Benghazi Conspiracy Theories Definitively Debunked. Again.

All of the Benghazi conspiracy theories have now been completely debunked. Again. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence just publicly released its report, which systematically knocks down pretty much every paranoid theory over the tragedy which happened in Benghazi, Libya and what happened immediately afterwards. Show More Summary

The Discussion on Capitalizing the 'B' in 'Black' Continues

Last week The New York Times published "The Case for Black With a Capital B," an op-ed by Professor Lori L. Tharps. As a Black American and a proponent of the capitalization, I congratulate her for opening a conversation that is long...Show More Summary

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