As I See It

As I See It by Cynthia Tucker

April 19, 2014

Current Deportation Policy Is Impolitic and Inhumane

Jessica Colotl is a gainfully employed college graduate, a fresh-faced young woman working as a legal assistant at an Atlanta law firm. She's also a symbol of a sharp dispute between President Obama and a group of his now-wavering allies -- Latino voters who detest his deportation policy. Colotl, whose... continue

April 12, 2014

Lbj's Civil Rights Act Irrevocably Changed U.S. Landscape

Last week, President Obama and civil rights luminaries went to the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. That legislation, signed in July 1964, was a stunning achievement, a herald of a dramatic transformation in the nation's social and cultural landscape. ... continue

April 05, 2014

Irrational Hatred of Obamacare Is Hard to Fathom

My friend Isatou has just received an invoice from Kaiser Permanente, testament to her new coverage through the Affordable Care Act -- usually called "Obamacare." She's thrilled to finally have health insurance so she can get regular checkups, including dental care. A reasonably healthy middle-aged... continue

March 29, 2014

Companies Are Not Churches and Must Conform to Modern Laws

What do contraceptives have to do with religion? As a liberal Protestant, I see no connection -- but that's beside the point. There are plenty of sincere Catholics and conservative Protestants who believe the use of contraceptives, or at least some types of them, is sinful. That's reason enough to be... continue

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