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Annalisa Merelli is an editor, writer, social media and communications professional
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The Families Trump Separated And Deported Will Likely Try To Come Back To The U.S.

August 16, 2018 Asylum-seeking families and children who turn up in Mexico and at the U.S. southern border from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvadorare escaping terrible violence and poverty. A newly published UNICEF report titled Uprooted: Central America and Mexico found that the Trump administration’s tougher immigration policies, along with Mexico’s own efforts...

The Scramble To Reunite Immigrant Kids With Their Families Is A Case Study In Poor Project Management

July 6, 2018 The Trump administration is behind deadline. A court has ordered that all immigrant children who were separated from their parents be reunited within the month: Kids who are younger than five years old are supposed to be reunited by July 10. The remainder of the estimated 3000 kids are supposed...

A Court Has Ruled That Donald Trump Blocking Users on Twitter Is Unconstitutional

May 23, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Blocking people on Twitter can be pretty satisfying—who says you have to listen to your trolls? Well, if you’re president, the First Amendment does. A New York court has declared that Donald Trump blocking users on his Twitter account is illegal. The court issued its verdict today, favoring eight plaintiffs...

A Court Has Ruled That Donald Trump Blocking Users On Twitter Is Unconstitutional

May 23, 2018 Blocking people on Twitter can be pretty satisfying—who says you have to listen to your trolls? Well, if you’re president, the First Amendment does. A New York court has declared that Donald Trump blocking users on his Twitter account is illegal. The court issued its verdict today, favoring eight plaintiffs...

It’s Not Just Trump. The U.S. Has Always Broken Its Treaties, Pacts And Promises

May 14, 2018 One of the dangerous consequences of violating the Iran deal is a loss of credibility for the U.S., say critics of Donald Trump’s decision including former president Barack Obama. Iran and all other parties have respected the deal’s terms, they point out, making the U.S. look like an unreliable international...

'I Don’t Get Confused:' How Nikki Haley’s Feminist Clapback Could Cost Her a Job

April 18, 2018 Nikki Haley was just doing her job. On Sunday (April 15), Haley, who serves as the US ambassador to the United Nations, announced that the Trump administration was planning to impose new sanctions on Russia. Haley said the sanctions would go into effect the following day. But unbeknownst to Haley,...

Why James Comey Doesn’t Think Donald Trump Should Be Impeached

April 16, 2018 James Comey did not hide his concerns about Donald Trump’s fitness to be US president in his book A Higher Loyalty to be released April 17—nor did he in his interview with George Stephanopoulos which aired Sunday night on ABC television. Discussing Trump, the former head of the FBI said:...

What Is Known Thus Far About the Austin Serial Bombings

March 19, 2018 There have been four mysterious explosions in Austin, Texas this month, and not much beyond the human toll is known for sure. Police say they are investigating the incidents that have killed two people and injured four others as connected. “We are clearly dealing with a serial bomber,” Austin Police...

American Support For Authoritarian Rule Has Dropped For The First Time In 23 Years

March 19, 2018 For a country that prides itself on democracy, the US has plenty of citizens who think there might be better forms of government. According to a March 13 poll from the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group, one in four Americans think it would be good to have a “strong leader”...

The U.S. Government Put Its Money On a Contraceptive Method Guaranteed to Fail

March 7, 2018 The Trump administration has finalized its rules on funding family planning organizations, and it’s doubling down on a controversial contraceptive method: Abstinence education, an approach so ineffective it has been shown to increase likelihood of accidental pregnancy. On Feb. 23, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)’s Office of...