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“I saw in their eyes something I was to see over and over in every part of the nation — a burning desire to go, to move, to get under way ... nearly every American hungers to move.” — John Steinbeck, from “Travels With...
Tags: Henry Ford, Travel, Plymouth, John Steinbeck, Domestic Travel
CANNES, France — For the better part of two decades, director James Gray has been making textured dramas about people, often immigrants and their children, who experience all manner of frustration and struggle. It prepared him well for the events of...
As long as The Associated Press and various other media outlets are redefining how we can speak about people "living in or entering America illegally or without legal permission" ("illegal immigrants" now is verboten), we should finish the job: Stop...
Tags: Racism, Mexico, Immigration, Laws, Crime, Law and Justice
In just three years, Fort Lauderdale resident Noreen Salah Burpee has helped distribute $8 million to nonprofits, heading up a new foundation created from wealth earned by her immigrant family. On Saturday , her work was honored with the...
Last month, the U.S. Senate's Gang of Eight introduced the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act. This bill, to be considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, offers a glimmer of hope and a path to...
Remembering veterans President John F. Kennedy once said, "A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers." Our new veterans memorial demonstrates that, here in Central Florida, we...
The Cannes Film Festival is making a statement at this year's gathering: We still really like Americans. The main competition will feature four directors from the U.S. -- Alexander Payne (“Nebraska”) Joel and Ethan Coen (“Inside Llewyn...
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Composer and French horn player Matt Marks, 33, has just completed writing a vocal and orchestral work for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the biggest commission of his life, but this Sunday afternoon in March he's playing the ukulele...
WASHINGTON--The bipartisan group of senators pushing to finish a sweeping immigration bill met late Wednesday as thousands of advocates gathered outside the Capitol, many waving American flags, to lend urgency to the effort. The first draft of the...
Tags: Government, U.S. Congress, Immigration, Chuck Schumer, Migration
Mark the date, remember the day. On March 5, 2013, Los Angeles redefined apathy. A measly 16% of the city's registered voters — or perhaps around 20% once all the mail-in ballots are counted — turned out in an election with the following...
Philip Dawkins, a hugely talented Chicago writer, has, in his newest work, "Failure: A Love Story," penned a Chicago tale full of emotional riches. Alas, this potentially moving drama about three ill-fated sisters in the 1920s has been saddled with a...
I have now become the Ellis Island for bisexuals. I tried to avoid it, but they are drawn to me. Consider my recent experience at the Laugh Factory on the Sunset Strip: I go there to hang out with some of the comics and watch the show. It's a very...
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