The Republic of T.

Black. Gay. Father. Vegetarian. Buddhist. Liberal.

People vs. Policy

Sometimes the debate over policy blurs the reality that what we’re really talking about are people’s lives. Case in point, on immigration: Can somebody tell me why this guy — a student who had lived in the U.S. since he was three-years-old — shouldn’t be able to return? Can someone tell me what’s the harm? There’s something about stories like this that shine a light a very ugly (and increasingly visible) side of us.

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