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Self-deportation to be a naive immigration policy

The attractive rhetoric about America being the land of opportunity ceases to function once politicians, particularly Republicans, contend that the way to combat illegal immigration and staggering population growth is self-deportation. Yet that is exactly the stance Mitt Romney has chosen to take on the issue of illegal immigration. At a January GOP debate in… Keep Reading

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Collapse of Chester schools: worlds apart, minutes away

The collective familiarity of Swarthmore students with Chester is diverse. In other words, it is not shared. Most likely, interactions with or discussions about the city are tangentially related — and limited — to education department placements, community fellowships awarded through the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, student group initiatives, or, more mundanely,… Keep Reading

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Even one year later, Egyptians continue to protest

On Wednesday, January 25th, Egyptian protestors marked the one-year anniversary of the uprising that toppled the Mubarak regime by marching to Tahrir Square to demand that the ruling military council immediately hand power to civilians. The renewal of activist dissent is concurrent with Monday’s inaugural session of the first freely elected Parliament in six decades,… Keep Reading

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SOPA/PIPA to make Internet a closed marketplace

Unless you’ve recently embarked on an inexplicable hiatus from the World Wide Web, you will have seen the acronyms “SOPA” and “PIPA” plastered on the Wikipedia masthead, nestled in between memes on Reddit.com, or re-blogged amongst posts on Tumblr. Rallying together nearly every corner of interactive cyberspace in opposition, the proposed legislation (the Stop Online… Keep Reading

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