If I ran for POTUSA: Immigration

Hello, everyone! In a recent post, I announced a plan to provide 2016 presidential election coverage by discussing many of the issues that we will need to consider when determining who to vote for next November. Since it is so much in the news right now (thanks to Donald “Hairpiece” Trump,) I have decided to kick things off by discussing the topic of immigration.

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We are a nation of immigrants. Few of us would be here in the United States today if it weren’t for our immigrant ancestors. Many of these early immigrants came here for the same reasons that immigrants from Central and South America want to come here today. They came here to escape poverty and/or persecution. As a nation, we are proud of this heritage. We are proud that the United States provided a safe haven for those ancestors where they could bring us up to be who we are today.   Continue reading “If I ran for POTUSA: Immigration”

Education, Television

T.V. Review: America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa

America by the Numbers may be viewed on PBS. Check your local listings for details.
America by the Numbers may be viewed on PBS. Check your local listings for details.

I can’t afford cable, so I watch a lot of public television. To be honest, at this point, I think cable would be wasted on me. I can’t imagine making a return to having all of those channels and still never being able to find anything to watch. Between my three different PBS stations, I can generally find something interesting and thought provoking to fill my time when I should be writing (but that’s a different blog post.) One of my current favorite shows is America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa.

I don’t typically review television shows on this blog, but I really like this one and hope that you will be inspired to go watch it and then join me in asking PBS to sign Hinojosa on for a second season so I can keep watching her show. This is a very important series that will make you think about what it really means to be an American.

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