Yesterday, Americans were given a unique dichotomy in how leaders of both major parties engage in identity politics. Broader than any single bill or policy, the contrast presents a central choice regarding how we see ourselves and each other. At a weekly news conference Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi questioned...
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Washington Watch: The Immigration Debate We Must Not Lose
by James Zogby in Washington Watch
The debate over US immigration policy is a very personal one for me. It's about my family's history and the hardships they faced coming to America. It is also about who we are and who we aspire to be as an American people.
In the waning days of the Ottoman Empire, my father's family, like many others in the mountains of Lebanon, facing economic hardship, sent their oldest son, Habib, then only 14 years old, to America to start a new life, plant roots, and pave the way for the rest of the family to join him. Continue Reading...
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