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Trump’s budget: “a reverse Robin Hood agenda”

 05/23/2017 - 14:09
View of several copies of the full budget proposal for 2018 at the Capitol in Washington DC today, May 23, 2017. EFE / Shawn Thew
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According to financial analysts, President Trump's budget for 2018 clearly indicates a cut in the benefits of the poor and an increase in the cash flow for wealthy taxpayers.

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View of several copies of the full budget proposal for 2018 at the Capitol in Washington DC today, May 23, 2017. EFE / Shawn Thew

[OP-ED]: La participación ciudadana: un sombrío indicador de la democracia

 05/23/2017 - 14:04
Ciudadanos somalíes se manifestaron en Londres el pasado 18 de mayo, exigiendo el respeto a los derechos civiles y humanos en su país. LBWPhoto
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Si bien, el aumento de la participación ciudadana en las elecciones primarias de Filadelfia este año es un avance, no merece aplausos.asi

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Friday, May 19, 2017 - 10:30am
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Ciudadanos somalíes se manifestaron en Londres el pasado 18 de mayo, exigiendo el respeto a los derechos civiles y humanos en su país. LBWPhoto

This couple of undocumented immigrants fears for the health of their disabled daughter

 05/22/2017 - 16:54
April suffers from childhood cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Her parents have been illegal immigrants for 16 years. Photo: Heidi de Marco/KHN. Source: The Atlantic.

A couple of undocumented Mexicans fear being deported and failing to achieve the same means and benefits outside the United States, to ensure a minimum quality of life for April, their daughter with cerebral palsy.

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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 4:30pm
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April suffers from childhood cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Her parents have been undocumented immigrants for 16 years. Photo: Heidi de Marco/KHN. Source: The Atlantic.

[OP-ED]: America’s internet delusion

 05/22/2017 - 08:51
If there are deficiencies with cybersecurity, we consider them separately. We embrace the “internet of things” without admitting that it’s also the “internet of hazards.”
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The United States may have escaped most digital damage from the global “ransomware” virus, though cyber experts fear more attacks. One possible explanation is that the malicious software (”malware”) harms older versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, which most Americans have replaced. Perhaps many users in other countries haven’t. Whatever the explanation, this is not the end of internet threats.

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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 8:45am
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If there are deficiencies with cybersecurity, we consider them separately. We embrace the “internet of things” without admitting that it’s also the “internet of hazards.”

[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

[OP-ED]: Globalization’s false sins

 05/17/2017 - 08:26
Las importaciones a menudo son más baratas que los productos norteamericanos, ayudan especialmente a las familias de bajos ingresos, cuyos presupuestos constan de más productos manufacturados, donde el descenso de los precios fue agudo.
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Globalization has gotten a bad rap. The Trump White House associates it with all manner of economic evil, especially job loss. The administration has made undoing the damage a central part of its economic strategy. This will almost certainly fail and disappoint, because globalization’s ill-effects have been wildly exaggerated.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 8:00am
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Imports are often cheaper than U.S. products. Think clothes, shoes, consumer electronics. Trade especially aids lower-income households whose budgets are weighted toward manufactured products, where price declines have been steep.

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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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

[OP-ED]: Haitianos: las nuevas víctimas de Trump

 05/10/2017 - 10:06
Los haitianos tenían razones más que suficientes para merecer el TPS tras el devastador terremoto de julio del 2010 que dejó 300,000 muertos y un millón y medio de heridos en su país. 
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Los partidarios de Donald Trump no son, ya lo sabemos, lo que llamaríamos gente buena. A cambio de su apoyo, ellos esperan que Trump presida sobre la administración más racista y antiinmigrante de que se tenga memoria.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 8:45am
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Los haitianos tenían razones más que suficientes para merecer el TPS tras el devastador terremoto de julio del 2010 que dejó 300,000 muertos y un millón y medio de heridos en su país. 

[OP-ED]: Haitians: A Witch Hunt?

 05/10/2017 - 08:59
Haitians had plenty of reasons to deserve the TPS after the devastating July 2010 earthquake which killed 300,000 people and left 1.5 million injured. 

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