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It’s about Nothing More than Trying to Rewrite Someone Else’s Legacy in History

It’s about Nothing More than Trying to Rewrite Someone Else’s Legacy in History

Listening to broadcaster Glenn Beck and political dreamer Sarah Palin lead a group of ideologues into trying to believe that God only likes people who are exactly like them (not that they don’t believe that already) makes me wonder what the followup event will be. The event held Saturday at the site in Washington where slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his “I Have a Dream” speech made me think that this was an attempt to undermine that memory, and perhaps turn the site near the Lincoln Memorial into the spot where Glenn Beck once spoke. continue reading »

Yoani Sanchez- An Island Without The Sea

Yoani Sanchez- An Island Without The Sea

From the wall of the Malecón there is not much to look at. A blue dish that gets annoyed now and again and launches its foamy waves over its bordering avenue. There are no sailboats, just a couple of patched vessels authorized by the captain of the port. continue reading »

340,000. And they’re not going anywhere

340,000. And they’re not going anywhere

One of every 25 adults living in the United States has legal issues with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. But the ratio regarding the babies born to those people is one of every 12 newborns in this country. Those ratios are based off the Pew Hispanic Center’s latest study, which offers up statistics on exactly how many children born in this country have parents who are not U.S. citizens or resident aliens (meaning they have a legitimate Visa). continue reading »

From Cuba: Fidel Castro, Present and Past

From Cuba: Fidel Castro, Present and Past

Fidel Castro’s return to public life after a four-year absence provokes conflicting emotions here. His reappearance surprised a people awaiting, with growing despair, the reforms announced by his brother Raúl. While some weave fantasies around his return, others are anxious about what will happen next. continue reading »

Understanding the 14th Amendment

Understanding the 14th Amendment

Republicans are fond of claiming authority when it comes to many topics: economics, morals and values, the true meaning of the Constitution. But I think there’s one trait that stands out as the defining characteristic of today’s Republicans. Hypocrisy. Unabashed, shameless hypocrisy. continue reading »

A Long Stay…over 300,000 Immigrants Languish

A Long Stay…over 300,000 Immigrants Languish

More than 300,000 immigrants languish in detention centers around the country. Why are they there - and who is profiting from their imprisonment? Pedro Guzman Perez speaks to his wife, Emily Guzman, by phone every evening. They speak around 8 PM, a talk filled with stories about their days, shared projects and love. Sometimes their three-year-old son, Logan, wants to get on the phone too, but usually Logan will be watching a show in another room. They have a great relationship, Emily says, and the conversations are often the highlight of her day. continue reading »

Dolores Huerta, co-founder of United Farm Workers

Dolores Huerta, co-founder of United Farm Workers

United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta calls out SEIU union for worker intimidation in open letter to new SEIU President, Mary Kay Henry. Ms. Henry: When I first learned you would become SEIU's new President continue reading »