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[OP-ED]: Voter Participation – Dismal Indicator of Democracy

 05/19/2017 - 10:31
Somalis hold demonstration in London on May 18, 2017 across from the Downing Street residence of the British Prime Minister seeking better respect through exercising their democratic right to protest. LBWPhoto
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The same week that America’s federal government plunged deeper into a governance crisis from misconduct by President Trump and members of his professed Law-&-Order administration, many Philadelphians took a big step towards restoring the vitality of democracy with their participation in the primary election.

 

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Somalis hold demonstration in London on May 18, 2017 across from the Downing Street residence of the British Prime Minister seeking better respect through exercising their democratic right to protest. LBWPhoto

Will Robert Mueller Bring Clarity to the Russian Investigation?

 05/18/2017 - 05:44
File photo showing then FBI chief Robert Muller, during the 32st Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the West Front Lawn of the US Capitol, in Washington, DC, USA, 15 May 2013. EFE/Olivier Douliery / POOL
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The US Department of Justice announced Wednesday the appointment of former FBI chief Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the investigation of alleged Russian efforts to affect the 2016 election in favor of now-President Donald Trump.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 4:15am
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File photo showing then FBI chief Robert Muller, during the 32st Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the West Front Lawn of the US Capitol, in Washington, DC, USA, 15 May 2013. EFE/Olivier Douliery / POOL

[OP-ED]: On immigration, conservatives premiere a new office of political theater

 05/17/2017 - 09:26
The data confirms it. Studies show that illegal immigrants commit crimes at lower levels than the native-born. The FBI reports that cities with high numbers of illegal immigrants are among the safest in the country.
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 When they criticize laws against hate crimes, conservatives claim we shouldn’t create special classes of victims. 

Well, forget all that. It turns out that they feel differently when they can get political mileage from exploiting the public’s fear of illegal immigrants. Then they’re all in.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 8:45am
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The data confirms it. Studies show that illegal immigrants commit crimes at lower levels than the native-born. The FBI reports that cities with high numbers of illegal immigrants are among the safest in the country.

Donald Trump could face a "Russiagate"

 05/16/2017 - 15:23
Stock Photography (10/5/2017), showing US President Donald Trump (r), with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (l) during his meeting in Washington, DC. The White House today called the leak published by the Washington Post that Trump revealed secret information about the Islamic State (EI) to Sergey Lavrov as "false". EFE / RUSSIAN MINISTRY OF EXTERIORS
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After the dismissal of the Director of the FBI, James Comey, Donald Trump is getting closer to political circumstances that are not foreign to the American democracy: the Watergate scandal.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:30pm
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Stock Photography (10/5/2017), showing US President Donald Trump (r), with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (l) during his meeting in Washington, DC. The White House today called the leak published by the Washington Post that Trump revealed secret information about the Islamic State (EI) to Sergey Lavrov as "false". EFE / RUSSIAN MINISTRY OF EXTERIORS

Trump shared highly classified information with Russia, officials said

 05/16/2017 - 02:57
US President Donald J. Trump shaking hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during their meeting in the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 10 May 2017 EPA/RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY 
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According to an investigation of The Washington Post, the President shared intelligence connected to a threat from ISIS in a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov last week. The White House has denied the alleged report. 

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:45am
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US President Donald J. Trump shaking hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during their meeting in the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 10 May 2017 EPA/RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY 

Una 'Dreamer' en la cafetería del Senado

 05/15/2017 - 05:59
Ana Gomez Ramirez works as a cashier in a cafeteria inside a U.S. Senate office building. She came to the U.S. from El Salvador as an undocumented child and benefits from the privileges of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program). Photo: Wikimedia

Ana Gomez Ramirez llegó a los EEUU procedente de El Salvador como una inmigrante indocumentada, pero al ser menor de 16 años pudo beneficiarse del programa DACA. Hoy esta joven madre de 26 años, empleada en un edificio del Senado, teme su deportación, igual que miles de 'Dreamers" de todo el país. 

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 5:15am
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Ana Gomez Ramirez trabaja de cajera en una cafetería del Senado, en Washington DC. Llegó a Estados Unidos como una inmigrante sin papeles, pero al ser menor de 16 años pudo beneficiarse del programa DACA. Foto: Wikimedia

A “Dreamer” working in a US Senate cafeteria

 05/15/2017 - 05:23
Ana Gomez Ramirez works as a cashier in a cafeteria inside a U.S. Senate office building. She came to the U.S. from El Salvador as an undocumented child and benefits from the privileges of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program). Photo: Wikimedia

Ana Gomez Ramirez came to the U.S. from El Salvador as an undocumented child and benefits from the privileges of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program). Now this 26-year-old mother working as a cashier ina US Senate building fears deportation.

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 5:15am
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Ana Gomez Ramirez works as a cashier in a cafeteria inside a U.S. Senate office building. She came to the U.S. from El Salvador as an undocumented child and benefits from the privileges of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program). Photo: Wikimedia

New F.B.I. director could be named this week

 05/15/2017 - 04:19
 FBI Director James Comey during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. President Donald Trump fired Comey on May 9. EFE/File/Shawn Thew
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A growing number of lawmakers from both  political sides cautioned President Trump on Sunday not to name a new FBI chief  and declared that if the president has tapes of White House conversations with fired James B. Comey, they must be handed over.

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 3:45am
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 FBI Director James Comey during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. President Donald Trump fired Comey on May 9. EFE/File/Shawn Thew

Trump, el FBI y la amenaza de la “tiranía”

 05/12/2017 - 16:18
Foto cortesía de Creative Commons (Rich Girard)
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La Directiva de la FBI alegó no haber jurado lealtad a Trump, poniéndose del lado de los estándares del bureau.

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 2:30pm
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How to be a woman and make it to the Top Latino Lawyers list

 05/12/2017 - 04:06
Latina lawyer Eneida M. Roman, a Wellesley resident, was named to the 2016 Top Latino Lawyers list compiled by Latino Leaders magazine. Photo: Wikipedia

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