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PolitiFact Confirms Sanders’ Projection of ‘Thousands’ of Deaths From Lost Health Coverage

WASHINGTON, June 28 – Thousands of lives a year were saved yesterday [June 27] when President Donald Trump and Republicans were unable to secure the votes in the Senate they needed to pass their “health care” legislation. Yesterday, citing numerous scientific studies, PolitiFact confirmed what Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has been saying throughout the debate […]

Productivity

By Isaac Cohen* The election of President Donald Trump pushed the well known University of Michigan index of consumer confidence to levels not seen since 2004. However, six months after the inauguration of the new government, the main campaign promises of tax cuts, less regulation and infrastructure spending still have to be approved. Additionally, after […]

Justice Department Secures the Denaturalization of a Repeat Child Sex Abuser

WASHINGTON – On June 27, Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas entered an order that revoked the naturalized U.S. citizenship of a child sex abuser, restrained and enjoined him from claiming any rights, privileges, or advantages of U.S. citizenship, and ordered him to immediately surrender and […]

Trump Administration’s Agenda at Conference in Miami Provokes Controversy and Opposition

Members of Congress and Human Rights Organizations to State Department: Militarization in Central America Threatens Human Rights. Washington, DC: Influential Democrats in U.S. Congress are questioning the Trump Administration’s approach to security and migration in Central America, which are the central themes of this week’s meetings with regional heads of state at SOUTHCOM in Miami. […]

Cuts to Medicaid Devastating for Rural Kids

Cuts to Medicaid Devastating for Rural Kids

By Viji Sundaram House Republicans’ threatened cuts to Medicaid would be devastating for children living in rural areas, according to a new study by researchers at Georgetown University. “There’s no doubt that children in small towns will be hurt,” said Joan Alker, executive director of Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families, and co-author of […]

‘Ellis Island of the South’ – Atlanta Coalition Helps Immigrants Naturalize

‘Ellis Island of the South’ – Atlanta Coalition Helps Immigrants Naturalize

By Anthony Advincula ATLANTA — One morning in March 2014, Rachel Bol earned something she had never had before. After spending most of her life in refugee camps, she finally had a country where she could live safely — and one she could call her own. “God helped me become a U.S. citizen,” said the […]

Senator Sanders Statement on Republican Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON, June 22 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Thursday after Senate Republicans released a draft of their health care bill: “For weeks, Republicans have been drafting their ‘health care’ bill in secret, refusing to hold hearings or public debate. Now we know why. The bill Republicans announced today is even worse […]

Dismantling

By Isaac Cohen* Nobody was surprised by the Federal Reserve announcement, last week, of an increase in the federal funds rate of a quarter percentage point, to between 1 and 1.25 percent. At this cautious pace, the projection is that there will be another similar increase this year and also three more in 2018. According […]

Farmers Facing a Severe Shortage of Labors in California

Farmers Facing a Severe Shortage of Labors in California

By Sunita Sohrabji YUBA CITY, Calif. — Indian American peach farmers in the Yuba/Sutter County region are facing a severe shortage of labor during the critical growing and harvesting season this year, as the supply of foreign workers has been drastically reduced due to the Trump administration’s stricter enforcement of immigration policies. “Labor is very […]

Inmigrants of DC Have Lost a Friend

Inmigrants of DC Have Lost a Friend

Washington, DC [CapitalWirePR] – Jim Graham, the 71 year old former four term D.C. Council member, clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warren and special events promoter has passed away. An immigrant son of Scottish immigrants without high school diplomas, Graham went on to graduate from Michigan State University and earned a J.D. degree from the […]

Loyalty

By Isaac Cohen* The economist Albert O. Hirschman, almost half a century ago, published a book titled Exit, Voice and Loyalty (Harvard University Press, 1970), where he examined the responses to decline and deterioration in organizations. Applied to consumers the alternatives are: exit, to stop buying a product; voice, to protest against the sale of […]