America Has No Immigration Crisis

August 31, 2015
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America Has No Immigration Crisis

The crisis is elsewhere. What is happening in the Middle East and Europe is simply a human tragedy. More than a million families are without a place to live. They are huddled in refugee camps or on the road. Their lives are the definition of hell.

Syrian refugees are the biggest group. They are living in tents in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. Refugees from Iraq are nearby. Most refugees want...

Latino Media Takes On Donald Trump Over His Immigration Positions

August 27, 2015
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Latino Media Takes On Donald Trump Over His Immigration Positions

Donald Trump is a New York real estate developer. He is running for the Republican nomination for president. He has never held public office. There is no reason to take him seriously.

Yet Trump is leading in the polls for the nomination. Why? First, he...

Global and American Border Dilemmas

August 24, 2015
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Global and American Border Dilemmas

Massive numbers of people are on the move. Most are fleeing violence and persecution. You might say the lucky ones are simply searching for jobs.

A recent example of mayhem is Macedonia. Thousands of migrants are pouring into Greece. Most are fleeing from Turkey....

Republicans Fall Over Each Other to be Anti-Immigrant

August 20, 2015
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Republicans Fall Over Each Other to be Anti-Immigrant

America is a melting pot? Is it a country of immigrants? You would not know that it was if you listened to Republicans trying to get their party’s nomination.

They...

On-Call Work Affecting Children

August 17, 2015
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On-Call Work Affecting Children

Thank computers. They make it easy for companies to change work shifts. Now employers use on-call programs. It means workers can be told to come to work on very...

Trump Awakening the Worst Impulses in America

August 17, 2015
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Trump Awakening the Worst Impulses in America

Reform of the immigration system is out of the question. Donald Trump is reaching for the worst impulses in Americans. Three words describe his policy. Those three words are:

  • Jingoism:...

Where are the Farmworkers?

August 13, 2015
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Where are the Farmworkers?

Farm work is hard work. It is usually low wage.

The wages paid to farm laborers reflect the economy. They also show how immigration affects agriculture.

In California, workers...

Coca-Cola at War with Science

August 13, 2015
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Coca-Cola at War with Science

Sugary beverages are the enemy. They have too many calories and contain too much sugar. People who drink them tend to be heavier than people who do not drink...

Chinese Immigrants May Fund Affordable Housing in U.S.

August 10, 2015
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Chinese Immigrants May Fund Affordable Housing in U.S.

The EB-5 visa program allows rich people to migrate to the United States. As the song says, “It is nice work if you can get it.”

To get the...

In Brief

Will Unions Be Able to Organize Fast-Food Workers?

The answer is yes but not so fast.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) said the unions would have the right to organize workers at...

Sports Concussions a Hazard for Youth

 

How safe is it to send your youngster out to play football, soccer or lacrosse? Well, it is safe… mostly.

A concussion is a...

Home Care Workers Catch a Break

The job can be easy or hard. It can involve long or short hours. It does not matter. The U.S. says the workers should...

E-Cigarettes: They Lead to Using Tobacco, They Help Smokers Stop Using Tobacco

One new study from the U.S. makes the case against e-cigarettes. Another new study from Great Britain makes the case for e-cigarettes

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