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A city still segregated

MEDIUM, 11 / 02 / 2019

Chicago faces a set of seemingly intractable problems. Some new, but some as old as the city itself. Issues of race, segregation, violent crime and poverty. Issues driven by seminal events — extended over the decades by neglect and also by the sweeping of hard truths under the rug.

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Shameful College Admission Scandal A Reminder Of What Actually Matters Along Life’s Early Journey

MEDIUM, 03 / 12 / 2019

...It is NOT ESSENTIAL to attend an “elite” university to live an excellent life. In fact, the Gallup-Purdue Index of more than 70,000 graduates — from people out of school for 10 years to 50 years — reports that there is NO PREDICTIVE CORRELATION between the two.

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The full scope of what America’s dumb immigration system costs us

UNLOCK CONGRESS, 06 / 25 / 2018

illegal immigration is causing the country pain. The last major immigration legislation Congress passed was the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (Simpson-Mazzoli Act) — a law whose consequences remain controversial nearly thirty years later.

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Taking cues from our kids: Lessons learned from “Maine Girls”

HUFFINGTON POST, 11 / 26 / 2017

Perhaps the most obvious charm in children is their innocence. Old as time, reliable as the tide, infants land in this world lacking intentional negativity. Almost universally, hatred is something that is learned.

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The day we lost RFK: Will his son elevate poverty in his campaign for Illinois Governor?

HUFFINGTON POST, 06 / 06 / 2017

...Kennedy never forgot what he saw. What he heard. And in the very first sentences of his announcement to run for president on March 16, 1968, the Senator passionately expressed his goal to seek solutions to “the gaps that now exist between black and white, between rich and poor, between young and old, in this country and around the rest of the world.”

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The jobs debate that America did not get

HUFFINGTON POST , 09 / 16 / 2016

in an age where automation is supplanting all kinds of historically human work functions - it seems like the impact of technology is an enormous economic issue that was woefully underdiscussed by both the candidates and most of the media.

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