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Nightmare at the border

The humanitarian catastrophe that is unfolding along the Southwest Border and, in particular, in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, is nothing shy of tragic.

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Give the CBO long-range tools

It’s time to give the agency tasked with estimating the cost of Congressional policy proposals the resources it needs to present long-term budget projections to Capitol Hill.

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US must reconsider approach to Iran

The month of March marked two occasions for the nation of Iran, where I was born. March 21 is the Iranian New Year. And just as with the New Year here in America, I always try to celebrate the event with a sense of hope and a true belief that...

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Haves and have-nots

The growing trend of economic inequality in the United States is not only unfair, but has detrimental consequences for our country as a whole.

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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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