Monthly Archives: October 2018

Bullies and Lies

The president, as Theodore Roosevelt famously said, has a “bully pulpit.” Roosevelt used the word in the old sense of “excellent,” with a bully pulpit meaning “a public office or position of authority that provides its occupant with an outstanding … Continue reading

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Caravan Updates, Children’s Stories

Thousands of Hondurans have crossed the border into Mexico. At one point, Mexican police tear gassed people in the caravan. At other times, police let them through, apparently reluctant to tear gas mothers with children, pregnant women, and babies in … Continue reading

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The Caravan and the Campaign

The migrant caravan that began in Honduras crossed into Mexico on Sunday, despite Mexican authorities’ efforts to stop them through slow processing of visitor permits and asylum claims. Some came across the bridge, while other swam or rafted across the … Continue reading

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Caravan and Border Crossings: Rhetoric vs. Reality

From Fox News to the Washington Post, news outlets echo Trumpian rhetoric about a huge increase in border crossings and a giant immigrant caravan heading north to the U.S. border. As usual, reality is far more complex than rhetoric.

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Separating Families by Revoking Temporary Protected Status

By revoking Temporary Protected Status (TPS), the Trump administration will separate hundreds of thousands of parents from their children and grandchildren. U.S. government reports said their home countries are not safe for return, but the Department of Homeland Security ignored … Continue reading

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Family Separation: Back Again

Trump is “actively considering plans that could again separate parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.” He says there is now a huge increase in undocumented entries. That’s not true. He says it is legal to hold children for unlimited … Continue reading

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“Public benefit change” = “Family Separation Pure and Simple”

Yesterday, Trump’s new “public benefit” regulation was posted on the Federal Register, and the 60-day comment period began. PLEASE TAKE ACTION. You can comment as an individual. You can tell your friends and religious congregations about this travesty. You can … Continue reading

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