American Dream Can Be Lonely Dream

November 20, 2009 by Stephen Piggott · Comment
Filed under: American Identity, Immigration 

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of welcoming three very special guests to my office for lunch. A co-worker brought his mother, brother and nephew, whom had just arrived from Guatemala for a visit. Over the next hour, he and his family shared their compelling stories about family, and the hardships that come from moving to a new country and leaving everything behind.

He told us that it had been three years since he’d been able to see his mother, something that is unimaginable for most of us. And explained to us how hard it is to be living in a country without your family; something all immigrants, myself included, have to go through. Seeing him sitting next to his mother and brother beaming was a sight that I will not easily forget. Read more

Khmer Rouge War Criminals Brought to Trial 30 Years Later

February 11, 2009 by Jill Garvey · Comment
Filed under: American Identity, Culture, International 

As we battle our domestic demons in Arizona this week, another battle is finally coming to a close halfway around the world. Five members of the Khmer Rouge, the political party that caused an estimated 1.7 million deaths in the late 1970s, will be brought to trial. In the 30 years since the party was overthrown, no leader of the Khmer Rouge has ever faced justice. Read more

Isolation Bad, Globalization Good

July 7, 2008 by Sarah Viets · Comment
Filed under: Politics 

I don’t think isolationism should influence American foreign policy and here’s why:

The rise of isolationist foreign policies is in response to globalization. And Why?

When our American economy competes globally, so does our individual income. In result, how much we make per hour or each year competes with the standard amount of money people make in various countries.

So, if we can agree our cost of living is higher than developing countries, than we can also agree the amount of money we make is also higher.

Therefore, if we compete within global markets, our individual wages and economic standards of living will decline.

So, is this a good read more