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Mark Bello

Trump’s Border Crossing Executive Order: More of the Same

Following our post from yesterday and after weeks of public outcry about immigrant children being separated from their families and put into detainment facilities, President Trump signed an executive order to “keep families together” at the border. Has the president […]

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Child Abuse at the Border

Protecting the physical, psychological, social, and emotional well-being of children is an absolute must. Do any of us disagree? Yet, when we bring ethnicity, religion, and politics into the discussion, we suddenly seem to lose our way. One fact is […]

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Racism Must No Longer Be a Social Norm

On April 12, two black men walked into a Philadelphia Starbucks. Before placing an order, they reportedly sat down to wait for an acquaintance to arrive. However, the store manager called the police and had the two men arrested for […]

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How Can We Arm Our Way To A Safer America?

In a recent New York Times op-ed, retired United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens had a clear message: Repeal the Second Amendment. Moved by the March for Our Lives movement, Stevens said: “Rarely in my lifetime have I […]

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Spring Break Safety: Travel Tips for Teens and Young Adults

While spring break is a great time for students to relax and enjoy time away from the books, it has also become notorious for traveling to party spots and “letting loose.” However, it’s important to not throw all caution to […]

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What Caused the FIU Pedestrian Bridge To Collapse?

Last August, an 18-year-old Florida International University (FIU) student died after she was struck by a vehicle while crossing a busy roadway near the school. To avoid another tragedy, the University commissioned a $14.2 million bridge to connect the campus to […]

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Four “Package Explosions” in Austin Could Be Hate Crimes

For the fourth time this month, a device has exploded in a residential community of Austin, Texas. The first three detonations were from packages left on the front porch of homeowners. In those explosions, a total of two people were […]

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Lawsuit Financial Supports March For Our Lives

As most of my readers know, on March 24 students and community members of the March For Our Lives movement will take to the streets in cities around the country to demand that their lives and safety become a priority. […]

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Is It Constitutional to Lock Up Immigrants Indefinitely?

Alejandro came to the U.S. from Mexico as a baby with his parents. He grew up as a lawful permanent resident. As an adult, Alejandro worked as a dental assistant to support his family. He was convicted of drug possession […]

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More Laws that Will Surprise You (Dumb Legislation – Part 2)

While most of our laws are obvious and reasonable, some laws seem…a little strange, even humorous as I wrote last Friday, in Dumb Legislation: You Can’t Bathe Your Donkey but You Can Buy a Gun. Click here if you missed it (you won’t believe […]