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Moving past the immigration impasse in a bipartisan way

America's presidential primaries and the recent Brexit signal a troubling tendency towards isolationism and a heightened anti-immigrant rhetoric fueled by fears of demographic diversity, terrorist threats and middle class concerns about...

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A plea to young Bernie supporters

Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Democratic National Convention

From mentions of Lucifer on-stage to accusations of high treason and repeated chants of “lock her up!”, this year’s Republican National Convention amounted to little more than a cacophonous kumbaya of Hillary hate. A convention so offensive and...

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The death toll rises

It is comforting to believe that when our military veterans return from the battlefields, they are home safe and sound. They have put their lives on the line for our security, and many of them did not make it back alive, but those that did get...

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Peter Thiel does not make the GOP pro-gay

Donald Trump’s recent coronation failed to deliver the star-power he once promised. Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal, however, was presented as a noteworthy name -- not because of his policy or personal beliefs, but largely because Thiel is...
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Elimination of viral hepatitis as a public health threat possible

With the right tools, targeted public health campaigns can save lives around the world.

For proof, look no further than the effort to eradicate the Guinea worm – a parasitic infection spread by contaminated drinking water that causes severe...

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So do we have a gun violence problem or not?

It took Donald Trump’s “gloom and doom” acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention last week to make President Obama realize that violence in the United States isn’t really as bad as he has been telling us.

For years, the...

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An important week for Puerto Rico In Philadelphia

The issue of the United States Territory of Puerto Rico will be upfront at the 2016 Democratic Party National Convention in Philadelphia. Finally, after decades of negligence by the two major political parties in the mainland, Puerto Rico will be...

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Trump phenomenon has opened a sealed door against bigotry

America was founded by those who ran from Europe. They escaped religious, political, and social persecution. America was also founded by those who had to leave all behind in order to pursue dreams of better economic opportunities. Those pioneers...

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Gingrich’s dangerous rhetoric on Muslims

Hours after the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France former House Speaker Newt Gingrich declared, “Western civilization is in a war. We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in sharia, they...

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