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Must We Choose Between Freedom and Equality?

As schoolchildren we learn that all people–and all Americans–are created equal. But sometimes it feels as if this country’s leaders have forgotten that equality is one of the tenets this …


Immigration Law’s Unrelenting Heartbreak

Immigration Law’s Unrelenting Heartbreak

On November 20, 2014, President Obama gave a historic speech on immigration. Despite how profoundly personal this issue is to me, I didn’t watch. For the past decade, I have …


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In Case of Emergency, Hold Mass

Any time now, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is going to announce whom he has hired to be the city’s chief resilience officer, the person in charge of increasing the …