Jane LaTour

Yearning to Breathe Free…
Features, Law and Politics, National

Yearning to Breathe Free…

Editor’s Note: This is Part II in a series putting U.S. immigration into historical context.  Now that attention is focused on our southern border and the complex issues surrounding immigration, let’s look at some history.  The immigration reform acts of 1965 and 1986 had unintended consequences for Latin American immigration.

To Form A More Perfect Union…
Education, Features, Law and Politics, National

To Form A More Perfect Union…

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a column putting U.S. immigration in historical context.  Even in a country founded in rebellion and based on a Constitution that calls for promoting “the general welfare” – for securing “the blessings of Liberty” — a walk down the hall of mirrors that is history reveals many chapters…

By the Sweat of Their Brows…
Entertainment, Features, Law and Politics, National

By the Sweat of Their Brows…

In 2017, Sweat won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Playwright Lynn Nottage based her play on interviews with steelworkers in Reading, Pennsylvania, conducted in 2011, at a time when the U.S. Census Bureau officially ranked Reading as one of the poorest cities in America.  Nottage cast her factory worker characters against a background of job…

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