Category: U.S. Politics
Posts that refer to the U.S. political and economic system
It is a tragic irony that on Holocaust Memorial Day Trump signed an executive order that bans Syrian refugees as well as those seeking visas from Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.
Support for the U.S. – Colombia Free trade Agreement is stronger in Colombia, even though exports to the U.S. dropped after it was implemented.
In particular, stories of the “other” — the poor, racial/ethnic/religious minorities, etc. — provide evidence of a society’s true values and deepest insecurities. At the heart of the issue is the extent to which these stories describe the world as it truly is or as we hope/fear it is.
North Carolina recently became the twenty-sixth state to pass some form of anti-Sharia legislation. Supporters have repeatedly claimed that these laws protect women from discrimination. Unfortunately, one only has to look to the actual cases when these laws have been applied to discover how they are being used against the women they claim to help.