Jonathan Gerard: The criteria our Jewish congregation discussed were religious, political and practical, and all three measures of evaluation of allowing Syrian refugees to resettle here consistently led to the same conclusion: Let them in.
Tamar Birckhead: My own research has confirmed that the assumption that court involvement is the best way for poor children and their families to access needed services merely perpetuates a cycle of disadvantage, creating a permanent underclass and contributing to mass incarceration.
Holly Sienkiewicz: Over 4 million Syrians are awaiting safe options that address their displacement. As a nation of immigrants, the U.S. has a history of accepting and welcoming those fleeing persecution. We can resettle the world’s most vulnerable populations while preserving the security of U.S. citizens.
Unlike many of his predecessors and successors in the White House, he put that racism into action through public policy
Most notably, his administration oversaw the segregation of the federal government, destroying the careers of thousands of talented and accomplished black civil servants – including John Abraham Davis, my paternal grandfather
The racially charged unrest that has erupted on college campuses, most recently at the University of Missouri, and similar instances at other schools and communities across the country are both hopeful and disturbing
They reflect the flowering of freedom and powerful efforts to suppress it
Leftists see robust debate that questions their methods and aims as a threat, which is why every Marxist government has turned to thuggery and repression