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the Right Time to Condemn Armenian Genocide?

Last week, the U.S. House voted to recognize the Ottoman Empire’s 1915 massacre and displacement of 1.5 million Armenians as genocide. This angered the government of Turkey, which has consistently denied that genocide occurred. The vote in the house was a bipartisan and overwhelming 405-11. Of the dissenters, by far the most attention has been …

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Migrants Don’t Deserve Death

Immigration into the United States over the Southern border is currently the source of major political controversy. Legally, the people crossing into the country are divided into two groups: Refugees and migrants. Those who face persecution at home due to certain legally defined reasons are refugees whom the United States becomes legally obligated to shelter. …

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Focus on the Traffickers, not Robert Kraft

The recent charges against Patriots owner Robert Kraft for allegedly soliciting prostitution at a Florida massage parlor have brought human trafficking back into the public eye. Unfortunately, all the attention seems to be on Kraft and the several dozen other men facing similar charges. That’s unfortunate, since the main criminals here are the traffickers themselves. …

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Asylum Seekers Forced to Work for $1/ Day while Waiting for Immigration Courts

Many readers here are likely familiar with the troubling use of prison labor in the United States. Somewhat less known is that not only people serving time in American prisons for crimes are forced to work for miniscule wages- this exploitation extends to asylum seekers as well.                Approximately 48,000 people are currently held in …

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