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On Fearlessness, and Writing to Change the World: A Guest Post by Author Marie Marquardt

By Marie Marquardt

“I am fearless, except when I’m not.”

This is how I describe myself, each time that I gather in a classroom of ESOL students to run writing workshops. 1,188 more words

Latinx Literature

The Travel Ban Goes into Effect

With a few minor exceptions, President Trump’s “travel ban” will go into effect, according to a decision by the Supreme Court today.

A YUGE win for the President. 353 more words

Open Threads

Under the Sky and Over the Sea: A Cuban-American's Reflections on Childhood Reading

By Emma Otheguy

Every Thursday afternoon the summer I was fourteen, I volunteered at story hour. The public library had a small lawn where they would set up a chair, and us teenagers would read while the younger kids sat in the grass around us. 1,069 more words

Latinx Literature

Knee-Jerking to Assumptions

A beautiful young girl was murdered in Virginia yesterday, and a 22-year-old illegal alien has been charged in her death. Police found Nabra Hassanen’s body in a pond after she was kidnapped and savagely beaten with a baseball bat. 766 more words


Immigration and States' Rights

Bryan Caplan (arguing the affirmative) and Christopher Wellman recently debated whether immigration is a human right.

Wellman won the debate according to audience votes, but… 1,183 more words


Enemy In The Gates

This week a friend of mine made a comment about how pro-Western advocates opposed to soft-invasion via state-sponsored migration can often overlook the internal problems contributing to the debate itself. 190 more words


Lessons from 80 years ago

How many of us knew that eighty years ago, in the midst of the Spanish Civil War, children of Spanish Republicans, facing the danger posed by the fascist government of Francisco Franco, were provided refuge in Mexico by President Lázaro Cárdenas?  84 more words