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Nurses need to be listened to, not blamed

By Suzanne Gordon

Stop blaming nurses for the potential spread of Ebola.

We Shouldn't Make Felons Out of Families

by Clara Long

Contrary to the assertions of overreach by House Republicans, President Obama’s executive actions on immigrants actually don’t go far enough.
When he announced in November measures to extend temporary relief from deportation to millions of unauthorized immigrants, Obama stressed that his administration would focus on removing “felons, not families.”

Republicans Renew Attacks on Immigrants

By Jose Miguel Leyva

The GOP is continuing its campaign against immigrants.
Republican House members recently attached an amendment to a Homeland Security funding bill threatening President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program.

Obama's Tuition-Free Proposal Could Be Transformative

by Sarah Labadie

President Obama’s proposal in his State of the Union address for tuition-free community college could change millions of lives.
In my job, I fight to protect the funding for Illinois’ financial aid program, MAP. I hear stories from low-wage working women who want to earn a degree that would help them get better jobs so they can support themselves and their families.
So when I think about Obama’s plan for two years of free community college, I don’t think about whom it can help in the abstract.

Citizens United Should Be Overturned Five years After

by Brian Gilmore

Five years after the Citizens United decision, it is time to overturn it.
The U.S. Supreme Court handed down the 5-4 judgment on Jan. 21, 2010. It ruled, in essence, that corporations had the same First Amendment rights as persons and that they could spend as much money as they wanted on elections. Not only was the decision constitutionally suspect, it has also proven to be disastrous for the country.

Once Upon a Time, the Supreme Court Upheld Civil Rights

by Orson Aguilar

Fifty years ago, on Dec. 14, 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rejected a legal challenge to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, making possible half a century of progress toward fairness and justice.
It’s hard to picture the current justices doing the same.
The case was called Heart of Atlanta Motel v. U.S. A motel owner in Georgia wanted to keep discriminating against black patrons, arguing that the Constitution did not allow the federal government to prohibit private discrimination.