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[OP-ED]: Trump & Zuma: Two ‘Bad Penny’ Presidents?

 05/27/2017 - 08:15
The presidents of South Africa and the United States not only have similar personalities; Have also been ridiculed for their steady "paws". Linn Washington Jr.

[OP-ED]: Trump y su presupuesto de pesadilla

 05/24/2017 - 11:15
Trump diezmaría también los programas de cupones de alimentos (SNAP), seguro de salud para los niños, y hasta el programa de comida para ancianos Meals-On-Wheels. EFE
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El pájaro tirándole a la escopeta. Eso es lo que parece hacer Donald Trump cuando condena a otras naciones que, según él, tienen pobres actuaciones en cuanto a derechos humanos. Tal parece que, para el presidente norteamericano, la alimentación, la salud, la vivienda y la educación no son derechos humanos.

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Trump diezmaría también los programas de cupones de alimentos (SNAP), seguro de salud para los niños, y hasta el programa de comida para ancianos Meals-On-Wheels. EFE

[OP-ED]: Trump's Nightmare Budget

 05/23/2017 - 14:27
Trump would decimate programs like food stamps (SNAP), Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and Temporary Assistance for Needy families (TANF). EFE
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The pot calling the kettle black. That’s what President Trump condemnation of other nations for their human rights record feels like. Apparently for him food, health housing and education do not fall into that category.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 2:15pm
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Trump would decimate programs like food stamps (SNAP), Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and Temporary Assistance for Needy families (TANF). EFE

[OP-ED]:Taxes -- the great uniter?

 04/11/2017 - 13:05
Around four in five Americans ... see taxpaying as a moral responsibility and tax evasion as morally wrong
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 As Tax Day -- April 18 this year -- approaches, we are confronted once again with the apparently enduring reality that Americans hate to pay taxes. 

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 12:30pm
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Around four in five Americans ... see taxpaying as a moral responsibility and tax evasion as morally wrong

Janet Murguia, La Raza: "We need to end the assault on our families"

 03/29/2017 - 02:34
Seven-year-old Walter Escobar of Texas holds a photo of his family, including his father Jose Escobar that was deported from the US; at a news conference held by US Democratic Senators, the National Council of La Raza and immigration advocates, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 28 March 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

La Raza and several Democratic senators stand together against deportations. Children are the principal victims of Trump's immigration policy, with about 6 million of them vulnerable to having their families broken up.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 2:15am
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Seven-year-old Walter Escobar of Texas holds a photo of his family, including his father Jose Escobar that was deported from the US; at a news conference held by US Democratic Senators, the National Council of La Raza and immigration advocates, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 28 March 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

How many drug users are in the state house?

 03/21/2017 - 15:14
House Bill 620, proposed by Angel Cruz, seeks to find that out.
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State Rep. Angel Cruz wants to drug test fellow lawmakers.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 1:15pm
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House Bill 620, proposed by Angel Cruz, seeks to find that out.

El conocimiento es poder en tiempos de Trump

 03/21/2017 - 13:09
Memebers of the New Sanctuary Movement during training. Photo Courtesy: Peter Pedemonti. 
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Cómo las organizaciones locales trabajan para proteger a los inmigrantes contra el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas en la Era de Trump.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 12:30pm
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Cómo las organizaciones locales trabajan para proteger a los inmigrantes contra el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas en la Era de Trump. Foto: Peter Pedemonti. 

Knowledge is Power: How Local Orgs are Fighting ICE in Trump’s Era

 03/21/2017 - 13:06
Memebers of the New Sanctuary Movement during training. Photo Courtesy: Peter Pedemonti. 
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Local social justice organizations are ramping up and changing tactics in the era of Donald Trump.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 12:30pm
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Memebers of the New Sanctuary Movement during training. Photo Courtesy: Peter Pedemonti. 

Mexican Gov' Gave Free TVs to Poor, but Defects Wasted Taxpayers’ Money

 03/07/2017 - 12:05
An image of "El libro anticorrupción" (The Anti-Corruption Book), a new comic book published in Mexico to teach the public about the different kinds of corruption and tools to fight them. EFE/ETHOS.
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Mexico’s congressional audit office has ruled that a controversial government program to give away some 10 million flat-screen TV sets to the poor wasted an estimated $39 million of taxpayers’ money, as reported The Wall Street Journal.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 11:49am
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An image of "El libro anticorrupción" (The Anti-Corruption Book), a new comic book published in Mexico to teach the public about the different kinds of corruption and tools to fight them. EFE/ETHOS.

[OP-ED]: Why tax reform will be a slog

 01/19/2017 - 08:18
Whatever the explanation, the many pass-through taxpayers loom over the impending tax reform debate. Interestingly, the Tax Foundation suggests that the pass-through treatment should remain because it doesn’t discriminate against labor income. It is “difficult to justify why income from pass-through businesses should be subject to lower tax rates than income from wages and salaries,” the report says.

Tax “reform,” starting with taxes on business, seems to be on everyone’s agenda, and it may be a place where the incoming Trump administration and its Democratic critics find common ground. But it’s still going to be a slog, and one reason is so-called “pass-through” businesses whose taxes are levied at personal income tax rates.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 8:09am
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Whatever the explanation, the many pass-through taxpayers loom over the impending tax reform debate. Interestingly, the Tax Foundation suggests that the pass-through treatment should remain because it doesn’t discriminate against labor income. It is “difficult to justify why income from pass-through businesses should be subject to lower tax rates than income from wages and salaries,” the report says.