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  • GOP brand
    GOP needs to shed bigotry from its brand, and Trump proves it
    The story in The Hill today is that the the GOP is concerned that Donald Trump is tarnishing their brand. The patina has long sense been breached on the Republicans. Yet, lets start with Donald Trump’s allegation that Mexicans, referring to...
  • July Fourth
    In 21st century U.S., is there still reason to celebrate July Fourth?
    On the eve of this nation's 239th birthday, we should be asking ourselves just what it is we're supposed to be celebrating.In terms of our immigration policy, we can forget about our right to self-determination, our sovereignty and most...
  • Undocumented Newark receives IDs July 1
    Undocumented Newark receives IDs July 1
    Newark, NJ, will begin issuing its own identification cards to illegal immigrants July 1. Mayor Ras Baraka (D) says he wants all citizens and residents to engage with the city and its resources.“We are proud to be living in Newark, when we...
  • NBC admonishes Donald Trump over Immigration stance
    NBC distances self from candidate Donald Trump over attack on Latino immigrants
    When it rains, it pours, but for The Donald, a super-storm is brewing -- and an endorsement from this media giant is likely not forthcoming.NBC made a shocking move Thursday in the wake of Donald Trump's announcement of his presidential bid...
  • Obama throws out a heckler protesting about immigration
    Obama disciplines throws out heckler at White House event You're In My House
    When your host is the president and the event place is the White House, a guest should never heckle or you will get kicked out, that is the lesson one person learned the hard way at the LGBT Pride Month reception at the White House on Wednesday,...
  • How about safety on U.S. streets
    How about safety on U.S. streets?
    Eight members of Congress, all Democrats, went to Texas June 22 to visit a couple of Homeland Security detention centers housing illegal immigrants. Some call these facilities “jail like.” Duh! What are the criminals and...
  • confederate flag
    Racism persists
    Michael Sean Winters dedicates todays column in National Catholic Reporter to racism in reference to the senseless murders in South Carolina. You can read his remarks at http://ncronline.org/blogs/distinctly-catholic/sin-grace-charleston-0 . Mine...
  • Hillary Clinton campaigning
    Clinton campaign same old lines
    Monday’s Hardball panel discussed Clinton’s “re-launch” of her campaign on Saturday. They said her tenure as Secretary of State was the single most qualifying credential she has and she refuses to talk about it. Democrats...
  • Donald Trump
    Donald Trump to run for president as the $10 billion populist
    After threatening to run for president for the past two or three cycles, Donald Trump, the real estate tycoon and media personality, carried out his threat and threw his hairpiece into the ring, according to a Tuesday story in the Wall Street...
  • Richard Trumka
    Conference on solidarity
    Today, the AFL-CIO and Catholic University of America's Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies is putting on a conference called Erroneous Autonomy: A Conversation on Solidarity and Faith. I registered, but am unable to attend due...
  • William Barrett Travis
    Texas Rising, Comanche pirates, Mexican amnesty invasion and 'stolen' land
    The History Channel's new series on the 1836 Texas war for independence from Mexico helps put into perspective allegations that America "stole" land that "belonged" to Indian tribes and/or Mexico as well as the massive...
  • First Hispanic Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, appointed by Library of Congress June 10
    Library of Congress names Juan Felipe Herrera first Hispanic U.S. Poet Laureate
    The Library of CongressJune 10 appointed the first-ever Latino poet laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, a son of Mexican migrant farm workers.Herrera, a Mexican-American who grew up in tents and trailers while his parents worked in fields across...
  • e-verify
    Floridians seek mandatory E-Verify system through referendum
    If John Oliver has his way, the state of Florida will adopt a new E-Verify system that will ensure the enforcement of immigration laws and hold lawmakers accountable to the citizens while helping to protect jobs. In an exclusive interview with...
  • Girl in the Torch by Robert Sharenow
    'The Girl in the Torch' by Robert Sharenow: Middle grade historical fiction
    "The Girl in the Torch" by Robert Sharenow is the perfect middle grade book for a teacher looking for historical fiction that has lots of diversity between the front and back covers. There are Jews, Blacks, Asians, Native Americans,...
  • Immigration: Where presidential candidates stand
    Immigration: Where presidential candidates stand
    Another 2016 presidential candidate is using a pro-America, pro-U.S. labor message to distance himself from the field. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum (R) used the FoxNews Sunday platform June 7 to proclaim “America is worth the wait....
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