The Great Debate

Why are these children representing themselves in court?

By Uzoamaka Emeka Nzelibe
January 14, 2016
Two young girls watch a World Cup soccer match on a television from their holding area where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Arizona June 18, 2014. CBP provided media tours June 18 of two locations in Brownsville, Texas and Nogales that have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1.  REUTERS/Ross D. Franklin/Pool  (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS SOCIETY) - RTR3UJAE

Two young girls watch a World Cup soccer match on a television from their holding area where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Arizona June 18, 2014. REUTERS/Ross D. Franklin/Pool

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European populism poised for troubling second wave

December 31, 2015

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When my Japanese-American family was treated as less than human

By Mike Honda
December 21, 2015
honda in camp

Mike Honda held by his father when the family was living in a Japanese internment camp. Honda family photo.

It’s time for the U.S. to embrace a talent-based immigration system

By Jamie Merisotis
October 1, 2015
Candidates take the Oath of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony to become new U.S. Citizens at Convention Center in Los Angeles

Close to 4,500 candidates from more than 100 countries take the Oath of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony to become U.S. citizens at the Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

For such a rich guy, Donald Trump looks kind of sad

By Dan Hill
July 29, 2015

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I expected disgust — and its first cousin contempt — to be the most frequent emotions on Donald Trump’s mug as he announced his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. After all, disgust would make perfect sense. It’s an emotion in keeping with Trump’s repeated comments about the current state of America as something that smells and tastes bad — if not literally, then at least metaphorically.  

Europe’s greatest crisis isn’t Greece or Ukraine, and it may have no solution

By John Lloyd
April 22, 2015
Boys chat as they arrive with migrants at the Sicilian harbor of Augusta

Boys chat as they arrive at the Sicilian harbor of Augusta April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

On 70th anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation, little tolerance for ‘others’ in Germany

By Lars Fischer
January 27, 2015
Participants of a grass-roots anti-Muslim movement hold German flags during a demonstration in Berlin January 5, 2015.  REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschk

Participants of a grass-roots anti-Muslim movement hold German flags during a demonstration in Berlin January 5, 2015. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschk

To become ‘French,’ abandon who you are

By Justin Gest
January 16, 2015
YOUNG MUSLIM PROTESTER SEEN DURING STREET PROTEST OF SIKHS AGAINST FRENCH BAN ON RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS ...

PHOTO (TOP): A young Muslim girl has two French flags and a headband reading “Fraternity” on her headscarf while marching to protest a French ban on religious symbols in state schools, Paris, January 31, 2004. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

How the Ebola quarantine became a ‘states’ rights’ issue

By Howard Markel
October 30, 2014

Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie speaks during a news conference about New York's first case of Ebola, in New York

What if someone with a deadly and mysterious infectious disease arrived at one of the largest urban centers in the United States? Certainly, we would expect the White House to consult the finest scientific minds in the federal government, academia and medicine to develop the best, most evidence-based approach to the contagious crisis.

Why America can’t disown the children at our border

July 14, 2014

Two young girls watch a World Cup soccer match on a television from their holding area where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales

It only seems like the latest immigration crisis hit by surprise, turning up suddenly on the U.S. border from someplace deep in the jungles of somewhere else.