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You want to defend citizenship? Don’t persecute or isolate those without papers. Just live like a citizen. That’d be a first-class way to be American.
You cannot mistake Bush’s clarity of purpose. He believes in a story about freedom and opportunity that makes his followers feel like they aren’t just…
Why should citizenship be a matter of birth? The premise held by those who want to end birthright citizenship is that some people deserve it…
There have been, in recent years, many Asian American pioneers in the public eye who’ve defied the condescendingly complimentary ‘model minority’ stereotype: actors like Lucy…
Talk of citizenship today is often thin and tinny. The word has a faintly old-fashioned feel to it when used in everyday conversation. When evoked…
Republicans say they want citizenship to truly mean something. Let’s be equal-opportunity about it and test everyone, including those very Republicans and others whose forbears…
In the end, arguing about affirmative action in selective colleges is like arguing about the size of a spigot while ignoring the pool and the…
If the undocumented have to work hard to attain citizenship, those of us who already are citizens should have to work hard to sustain it.…
Have you ever watched someone become American? Last week, at a national citizenship conference I organize, thirty immigrants from 17 countries swore an oath and…
Great numbers of Asian Americans do not fit the model minority or ‘tiger family’ stereotypes, living instead in multigenerational poverty far from the mainstream.
Why does an iPhone cost only a couple hundred dollars? Because, as the stage performer Mike Daisey depicted in an arresting one-man show called ‘The…
The Boomers will eventually have to accept that it is not possible to stay forever young or to stop aging. But it is possible, by…
My grandfather was a general in the Nationalist Chinese Air Force during World War II, and I grew up hearing the pilot stories and seeing…
Jeremy Lin is the only Asian American in the NBA today and one of the few in any professional U.S. sport. His arrival is surely…
Many smart folks seem to think that if you just get your metaphors and messages right, you’ll win. That if you start describing what you…
Imagine filling a college with the first 1,000 students to get perfect SATs. Whatever the racial composition of that class would be, the notion seems…
I know many people on the left are suspicious of words like Americanization. To them, it can sound like a cover for white privilege and…
Here’s a proposal, offered only partly in jest: no resident of the United States, whether born here or abroad, should get to be a citizen…
To be sure, the United States has profound problems, not least our faltering educational and physical infrastructure.
We live in a great country. It’s time again to get religion about it.
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