Why They Still Come

Why They Still Come

What goes around comes around. This familiar phrase explains why Central American families and children are coming up to our back door, seeking asylum in the United States. And they will keep coming — even if the Trump government resumes tearing small children away...
Foreign Meddling in Our Vote? Remember How This Feels.

Foreign Meddling in Our Vote? Remember How This Feels.

Even in an election year as shot through with conspiracy theories as this one, it would have been hard to imagine a bigger bombshell than Russia intervening to help Donald Trump. But that’s exactly what the CIA believes happened, or so unnamed “officials brief on the...
The Not-So-Good News about the Border Crisis

The Not-So-Good News about the Border Crisis

Did you notice that all that fuss over those Central American kids who were crossing the U.S. border alone suddenly died down? As recently as June, more than 10,000 children fleeing unchecked gang violence in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala made it here over the...
Running for Their Lives: The Child Migrant Crisis

Running for Their Lives: The Child Migrant Crisis

As the Department of Homeland Security tries to deliver busloads of Central American children and families to places of temporary safety, shrieking demonstrators in California, Arizona, and other states are barring the way and demanding these kids be dumped over the...
Charting a New Course on Illegal Drugs

Charting a New Course on Illegal Drugs

As Manuel, a Colombian farmer, showed me his peppercorn crops ravaged by the defoliant sprayed in a futile effort to kill his neighbor’s drug crops, he explained why the Drug War could never be won. No matter how much money or chemicals drug warriors threw at...
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