Civil Rights

Republican Party at historic crossroads

The insulting, xenophobic, hate-filled response from the right to Jeb Bush's remarks has pushed the GOP’s very real existential dilemma back into the spotlight.

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Why I went to the border

We were inspired by Pope Francis, who, in his first trip outside Rome, visited the Italian island of Lampedusa, the island in which migrants from Africa attempt to reach Europe.

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Chain of command

Every 21 minutes another member of the U.S. military is sexually assaulted according to the DOD’s 2012 report.

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The high cost of Puerto Rican statehood

That Puerto Rican statehood would costs billions of dollars is enough for fiscal conservatives to consider the case closed. Liberals might still consider the matter if statehood could do Puerto Rico good. It does not.

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