Immigration Court: Where Children Are Their Own Lawyers

August 25, 2016
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Immigration Court: Where Children Are Their Own Lawyers

There is an easy way to practice law. You do not have to go to law school. Just cross the Mexican border into the U.S. as a child without a parent. In no time, you will find yourself in a court of law. You will be on your own. You will be facing a judge. You will be your own lawyer.

It is not that easy. A 16-year old boy...

Welfare Reform Hurting the Children of Legal Immigrants

August 24, 2016
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Welfare Reform Hurting the Children of Legal Immigrants

In America, it does matter where you live. For example, some states have chosen not to use the Medicaid part of the Affordable Care Act program. It is fair to think lower income people in those states get poorer health care.

The states that refuse...

Trump Makes His Case to Black Voters

August 23, 2016
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Trump Makes His Case to Black Voters

Donald Trump made a speech about the black vote in a Michigan town where almost everyone is white. It was almost the same speech he makes everywhere. He says, in effect, America is a country of losers. Since he wanted to talk about black...

Getting to the United States: The Latin American Route

August 22, 2016
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Getting to the United States: The Latin American Route

Mexico is now the next to last stop for migrants coming from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. They are trying to reach the United States. For many, the...

What is a Burkini? Why Are French Towns Banning Them?

August 19, 2016
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What is a Burkini? Why Are French Towns Banning Them?

In America, most uniform services have dress codes. But for the most part, what you wear does not...

Trump Just Warming Up for the Campaign

August 18, 2016
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Trump Just Warming Up for the Campaign

People say the campaign for president starts on Labor Day. This year Labor Day is Monday, September 5th, 2016.

This will be news to the millions who followed the primaries...

The People of Aleppo Suffer While States Battle

August 17, 2016
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The People of Aleppo Suffer While States Battle

“You cannot tell the players without a scorecard” is an old saying. In Syria, it is not easy to know which side anyone is on.

There is a war is...

Are Jails Without Air-Conditioning ‘Cruel and Unusual Punishment?

August 16, 2016
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Are Jails Without Air-Conditioning ‘Cruel and Unusual Punishment?

Summers are hot. Air-conditioning cools homes and businesses. It may or may not cool your local or state jail.

Lawsuits are underway to change that. Many jails in Southern states are...

Migrants in Despair as Promises Not Kept

August 15, 2016
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Migrants in Despair as Promises Not Kept

The world has a short attention span. Immigrants came from Syria and Iraq. They moved across Turkey and Greece to get political asylum. The migrants want to move on...

In Brief

Common Sense on Acid-Reflux

Acid-reflux is epidemic. Studies show as many as 40 percent of Americans suffer from it. Reflux symptoms may include heartburn, indigestion, postnasal drip, hoarseness,...

Constipation: The Latest News

It is difficulty in moving one’s bowels. Causes of constipation include the following:

  • physical reasons such as a stricture or tumor;
  • neurological disorders such as...

Children Swallowing Soap That Looks Like Candy

Those cute packages of soap contain poison. Soap companies are selling pods of laundry and dishwasher products. They package them to make them attractive...

Auto Title Loans, the New Rip-Off

The new big trap for consumers is auto title loans. This is not the kind you take out when you buy a car. An...

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