The new face of human slavery

Men want sex; some men are willing to pay for it. Recognizing a financial opportunity, some women enter into the sex trades or pornographic films hoping to make money. Hollywood has helped ease our consciences about prostitution with tales of bright and pretty entrepreneurs armed with a business ... Continue reading

Turks and pizza

By 1944, Stalin's fear of a Soviet Union divided into different nationalities led to a policy of deportations of entire peoples he considered to be even potentially disloyal. ... Between November 15 and 17, 1944, Soviet troops forcibly removed approximately 100,000 Muslims from the Meskhetian ... Continue reading

Immigration insanity

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. — Albert Einstein The argument you hear most often in the immigration debate is this: "These immigrants are breaking the law!" In the minds of many Conservatives, nothing else needs to be said. Conservatives have ... Continue reading

The human side of illegal immigration

The angry revolt on the right about the "Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill" would never have happened had Congress not squandered its credibility with its previous, half-hearted "reforms." But if Congress is two-faced about meaningful immigration reform, it only reflects the attitudes of our ... Continue reading

Mark Daniels on immigration, Part 2

In his second post on How Christians Might Think About the Immigration Issue, Pastor Mark Daniels focuses on the biblical concept of justice. In this series of posts, Mark is trying to lay a foundation of principles that will help us approach the immigration debate, and relate to the illegal ... Continue reading

Mark Daniels on immigration

My good friend and fellow blogger Mark Daniels (Better Living) is beginning a series of posts he is calling How Christians Might Think About the Illegal Immigration Issue. Mark has a good head on his shoulders, so I'm sure this series is going to be worth reading. He seems to be approaching this ... Continue reading

Huddled masses

With Congress making progress on actual legislation, everyone seems to have an opinion on how to handle the problem of illegal immigration. I fall in the "fences: bad; guest-worker programs: good" side of this very hot debate. Some months back I wrote a series of three posts on the subject. In ... Continue reading

Guess who clothes the US Border Patrol?

For more than a year, the shirts and pants worn by agents and inspectors with U.S. Customs and Border Protection have been made in Mexico. The uniforms are supplied by VF Solutions of Nashville, Tenn., which subcontracts its work to plants in the United States, Mexico, Canada and the Dominican ... Continue reading