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President Trump, Inc., a Lawful Business?

June 19, 2017
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President Trump, Inc., a Lawful Business?

An emolument is a gift. The U.S. Constitution says:

                         “no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from

James Comey’s America

June 12, 2017
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James Comey’s America

Most countries have their own FBI. These agencies deal with criminals and spies in the homeland.

James A. Comey was head of the FBI until his recent firing by President Trump. He was looking into charges that Russia interfered with …

Turkey Blames U.S. for Riot in D.C.

May 23, 2017
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Turkey Blames U.S. for Riot in D.C.

They say elections matter. Was it the Turkish people who voted to give a new president powers that could kill the democracy? Or was the election itself a fraud? The vote gave President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the mandate to rule …

Is Trump Unraveling?

May 18, 2017
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Is Trump Unraveling?

Three big events make many people think Trump is unraveling.

The firing of James Comey

The job of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) is law enforcement. Its oversight includes the federal government. James. Comey was the head of the …

Domestic Abuse American Government Style

May 2, 2017
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Domestic Abuse American Government Style

One way to judge a nation is by its legal system. That is the police, the courts and the people who work for and at those places.

America is a country of laws. In general, it is a system that …

Essay

Immigration at One Hundred Days

April 28, 2017
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Immigration at One Hundred Days

Trump shows only Congress can solve the immigration dilemma

No one thought Donald Trump would win his party’s nomination. But he did. No one thought he would be president. But he is. What if Trump knows something the rest of …

Up-Date on the Undocumented

April 27, 2017
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Up-Date on the Undocumented

It is not safe to be in America without legal papers. But people and courts are trying to do something about that situation.

Dreamers Get Protection

One big question was what would happen to the Dreamers? They are the children …

H-1B Visa Program in the Spotlight

April 20, 2017
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H-1B Visa Program in the Spotlight

Workers from foreign countries are part of the American labor force. That has always been true. After all, America is a land of immigrants. Most of the time, the workers come in search of a better life.

It is not …

Treatment of Detainees About to Get Worse

April 19, 2017
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Treatment of Detainees About to Get Worse

You can call them prisons or detention centers. They are alike. In both, you have to obey the rules.

Jails are for criminals. Detention centers are for immigrants. The immigrants are not criminals. They are there awaiting their fate. Some …

Checking-In Can Now Lead to Checking-Out

April 17, 2017
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Checking-In Can Now Lead to Checking-Out

Immigrants in the U.S. who do not have the proper papers know they are at risk. It is the risk they took when they crossed the border or overstayed a visa.

There are actions people take to blend in with …

Features

How Well Does Your Pet See?

Here is another way pets are like people. They can have vision problems. Sometimes the symptoms are easy to detect. Your dog or cat...

New Danger: The Bottom of Your Shoes

Do you take off your shoes when you go into someone’s home? Most Americans do not. It is common practice in Japan and Finland....

New Research: What it Means to Become a Mother

There is even a word that describes it. It is “matrescence.” The matrescence period begins during pregnancy and extends into motherhood. The signs can...

An Immigrant Artist in America

Nari Ward is an artist from Jamaica. He lives and works in a former Harlem fire station.

Nari Ward takes everyday objects – most...

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