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America is in an ideological tug of war: Can we do better?

Too often, American public policy discussions are framed in single issue debates of pros and cons which make for great media theater and water cooler conversation–but never end in solutions… only in winners and losers.   579 more words

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Hispanic/Latino Community Growth not understood ... Leadership not found ...

The American political and sociological imagination is fixated on a civil rights trajectory for Hispanics/Latinos.  As if the civil rights movement could be extended or repeated, Hispanic/Latino demographics are constantly cast in the shadow and path of African American progress.   468 more words

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American surveillance: The Snowden effect | The Economist

Can modern government police itself?  Has the American government gotten too big and too powerful in the age of big data, billion dollar budgets and heated global competition for its centenarian constitution?   276 more words

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If they could, how many unauthorized immigrants would become U.S. citizens? | Pew Research Center

One of the key constructs of American immigration policy is family.  When people request entry into our country their immediate family members are given priority.  This reflects one of the most basic values of our American community.   469 more words

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A Lifeline for No-Longer-Illegal Immigrants - NYTimes.com An interesting comment from this NYT's comments section ...

Contrary to popular belief America was not created by immigration. It was created by conquest and exploration and it was done so on top of many other “native” nations. 243 more words

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Income-Based Diversity Lags at Many Public Universities - NYTimes.com

Why do we so vigorously debate affirmative action?   Truth be told, policies purported to address inequality in our society are neither affirmative nor very “active.” 121 more words

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The New Sick Man of Europe: the European Union | Pew Global Attitudes Project

European hegemony may no longer be sustainable.  The European economic community is being held together by a fragile piece of paper called the Euro.  Aside from the currency, which a Pew Foundation survey reports is still favored by most European countries, there is little else Europeans agree about or even like about each other.   290 more words

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