In the early 1970s, when I was having a problem with the Veterans Bureau obtaining my GI Bill money, I contacted my congressman, Rep. Ed Koch. The next week, the check was sent. When I taught in Spanish Harlem in a Catholic elementary school in the 1970s, at my behest, my students wrote to Rep. Koch about some issues. They were shocked when they received a speedy and thoughtful reply.
Ed Koch, RIP: forever Mayor of the Big Apple
The Obama White House is trying to silence Democratic congressman Henry Cuellar in his quest to get the president to personally visit the US/Mexico border to witness the crisis.
A statement by the Justice and Peace Commission of the Catholic bishops of the Holy Land condemned violence and called for peace.
Dengue fever, drug-resistant tuberculosis, scabies, and Chinkungunya fever, are among the illnesses being brought into the U.S.
Geography, Identity, and Civic Life in Modern America: Looking for a place to call one's own.