Immigration at Home and Abroad

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door! Anti-immigration has a long history in the United States. Even our great Founding Fathers were, at times, hostile to immigrants. Benjamin Franklin was hostile to Germans in colonial Pennsylvania. President John Adams signed the Alien and Sedition Acts in 1798 which…

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Cuba to Australia

Theo asked me where I would love to live. I’ve visited a number of beautiful places. London stands out, New England is gorgeous, and, given a bazillion dollars, New York City would be hard to pass up. Ultimately, however, I always say, Miami. There are things about Miami that I don’t like. It’s expensive, congested, dirty, loud, and violent. The people are rude, superficial, have big egos and an even bigger sense of entitlement. Despite boasting…

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SOPA / PIPA Blackout

On January 18 many websites, including Reddit and Boing Boing, are going dark in protest of SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act), two dangerous bills that would dramatically alter the internet landscape and create a punishing censorship regime in ill-attempts at stopping copyright infringement.

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Barbie Girl Australia Day Ad

Barbie Girl, Australia Day

In the latest lamb industry advertising campaign for Australia Day 2012, “Lambassador” Sam Kekovich takes on “un-Australian” pop culture and turns it into chop culture with a new rendition of “Barbie Girl”.

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