Common Ties That Bind

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July 17th, 2014
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Border Patrol agents who work at airports within 100 miles of the border are often in plain clothes and work closely with Transportation Security Administration agents to monitor people, even those who are flying within the country.
The U.S. Border Patrol has wide latitude at checkpoints along the border and at airports near those borders. The arrest of a prominent immigration activist and former journalist at a Texas airport was a reminder of the latitude that the U.S. Border Patrol has in conducting checkpoints. Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize winner, was detained at the McAllen/Miller International Airport in south...
July 13th, 2014
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AFSCME President Lee Saunders said the actions of the college fund's president "are not only deeply hostile to the rights and dignity of public employees, but also a profound betrayal of the ideals of the civil rights movement." Photo Credit: nation.foxnews.com
AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, a powerful government workers' union will end its support for the United Negro College Fund after the group accepted $25 million from the conservative powerhouse Koch brothers and the college fund's president appeared at a Koch event. In a letter made public Thursday, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal...
June 24th, 2014
Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Monday said the comments made by ousted Clippers owner Donald Sterling needed to be viewed within a broader perspective of how America faces racism.
Does Donald Sterling represent racism in America and how it is typically perceived, reacted to, and ultimately fades from the front page? Former Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin and NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Monday said the comments made by ousted Clippers owner Donald Sterling needed to be viewed within a broader perspective of how America faces racism. Irvin and Abdul-Jabbar...
June 21st, 2014
Written by James P. Anderson in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
In a world of instant everything, we hear almost daily about people “exercising” their 2nd Amendment rights by openly carrying everything from small arms (hand guns) to semi-automatic weapons like the all too commonly carried, AR-15.
How would you like your homegrown terrorism served up as you are sitting at your favorite restaurant or just stopped in the local eatery for a quick bite to eat or soda? If the question isn't foremost in your mind, with the growing incidents of extremists attacking innocent citizens for some crazed cause, under the guise of 2nd Amendment Rights, perhaps it should be. There are many gun rights...
June 12th, 2014
Written by Erica Werner in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
Immigration reform supporters crash the primary-night party of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., after he delivered a concession speech in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, June 10, 201, Cantor lost in the GOP primary to tea party candidate Dave Brat, who rode a wave of conservative anger over immigration. Cantor’s defeat almost certainly dooms the issue in the House.
Has immigration reform been defeated in the House of Congress with the loss Eric Cantor suffered in Tuesday's primary election in Virginia? There are many who believe that immigration may have cost Majority Leader Eric Cantor his election, and his defeat will almost certainly dooms the issue in the House. Cantor, R-Va., was supposed to cruise to victory in Tuesday's GOP primary over Dave Brat,...

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