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Federal gun safety legislation offers historic first step to address America’s pandemic of gun violence

Congress on June 24 cleared the most comprehensive federal gun safety legislation in nearly 30 years, a bipartisan package that went to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature a day later. In a...
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Aftermath of mass shootings: The long pattern in American politics from outrage to indifference

By Robert Spitzer, Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of the Political Science Department, State University of New York College at Cortland The nationwide call for stronger gun laws in the...
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Exaggerated Impact: Why the topic of immigration is distorted globally to gain political advantages

By Ernesto Castañeda, Associate Professor of Sociology, American University Ernesto Castañeda is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at American University and the Director of the...
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Detained in the cold: Overcrowded cells built for adults at border facilities is no place for children

During their harrowing journey from Venezuela to the Texas border, the three Zaragoza children liked to imagine the refuge they would find when they reached the United States, a place where they...
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Dead migrants found in abandoned trailer truck shows desperation caused by Trump’s Title 42 policy

Lawmakers and rights advocates mourned the loss of life and decried the United States’ inhumane immigration system late Monday after an abandoned tractor-trailer rig containing at least 50...
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Sister Norma Pimentel: An impromptu chat with the “Pope’s favorite nun” during a drive to the border

MISSION TO THE BORDER: In late June, Milwaukee-based Forward Latino led a delegation to the southernmost border section between Mexico and the United States of America. Leadership and board members...
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Mission to the Border: Latino advocacy group leaves politics behind for immigration fact-finding tour

MISSION TO THE BORDER: In late June, Milwaukee-based Forward Latino led a delegation to the southernmost border section between Mexico and the United States of America. Leadership and board members...
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Mission to the Border: Milwaukee delegation gets first-hand reports from refugee shelters in Mexico

This article and photo essay takes a limited look at the situation along the Mexican-United States border, regarding facilities that care for those seeking relocation to America. The information and visuals primarily explore what led to the creation of the Senda de Vida shelter, and its condition in late June of 2022.

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How the Supreme Court continues dismantling democracy where Trump’s January 6 attack failed

At the June 23rd hearing of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol, we heard overwhelming proof that former president Trump and his congressional...
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Roe is on the ballot: Why the final word on protecting abortion rights is now in the hands of voters

President Joe Biden called for Congress on June 24 to pass laws protecting abortion rights and for voters to elect pro-rights candidates on “a sad day for the country” after a landmark U.S. Supreme...
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One step closer to slavery: Without bodily autonomy Americans have now become state regulated livestock

The conservative majority overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that expanded access to abortion nationwide. This is on top of decisions deeply wounding state’s rights to make gun...
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After inaction by legislature Attorney General Kaul files lawsuit to block Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion law

Governor Tony Evers and Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul announced on June 28 a new lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s criminal abortion ban. The lawsuit comes just days after the U.S. Supreme...
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