Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper When, if Ever, Is It Unethical to Visit a Country? Advertisement Supported by Seven well-traveled writers discuss the dilemma of whether or not to visit nations with oppressive governments. May 16, 2019 What should one consider when choosing where to travel? Every destination offers its own appealing reasons for visiting — from its food to its people, from its cities to its historical sites — and there are always the more practical concerns that weigh down any traveler (costs, visas, seasons, flight routes, internet access). But the 21st-century traveler is more knowledgeable than ever before — she must engage in the ethics of where she visits, and why. Global conflicts are not new, but in a shrunken world, we hear of them much more quickly and in much more detail than we would have a generation ago. This means … [Read more...] about When, if Ever, Is It Unethical to Visit a Country?
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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex during a musical performance as they attend a Commonwealth Day Youth Event at Canada House on March 11, 2019 in London, England. The event will showcase and celebrate the diverse community of young Canadians living in London and around the UK. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex talks with Prince Charles at the Westminster Abbey Commonwealth day service on March 11, 2019 in London, England. Commonwealth Day has a special significance this year, as 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth, with old ties and new links enabling cooperation towards social, political and economic development which is both inclusive and sustainable. The Commonwealth represents a global network of 53 countries and almost 2.4 billion people, a third of the worlds population, of whom 60 percent are under 30 years old. Each year the Commonwealth adopts a theme upon which the Service is based. … [Read more...] about Could Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘break the internet’ with an Instagram birth announcement?
Tracking the entry and exit of foreign travelers legally visiting the U.S. seems simple enough. In reality, it has proven an insurmountable challenge.The best tracking occurs at air and sea ports of entry, yet even those systems are not comprehensive.The land borders are even trickier. Ports of entry along the southern border are focused primarily on screening incoming traffic, not checking who is departing. As a result, it is nearly impossible to truly know how many people remain in the country long after they were supposed to leave. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security estimated 701,900 visa overstay incidents in fiscal 2017 — and that only accounts for air and sea travel.That’s about double the number of migrants caught crossing into the U.S. from Mexico illegally during the same period, according to Border Patrol data.“For the past 10 years, the primary mode of entry to the undocumented population has been to overstay temporary visas,” said Robert … [Read more...] about The impossible challenge of tracking visa overstays
opinion David Safavian Published 10:40 PM EST Feb 17, 2019 America uses incarceration far too often, locking up millions of low-level, non-violent offenders for years or even decades. With the highest per-capita incarceration rate in the world, we incarcerate more of our own people than any other nation. This system costs our economy $1 trillion annually, when including direct spending, lost revenue, increased welfare, and reduced productivity. Equally important, it tears apart families, and ignores the value of life and basic human dignity. Ironically, our nation’s prison practices don’t reduce recidivism. Almost all individuals imprisoned today will eventually return to our communities. By doing little to help them re-enter society successfully, ex-offenders become more likely to return to crime. As a result, our current system wastes billions of tax dollars without making us any safer, perpetuating a destructive system that we blindly fund without demanding the … [Read more...] about Lower incarceration rate to improve society
Christopher Woody, provided by Published 4:53 pm CST, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 An SUV was riddled with bullets during shootout between gunmen and policemen in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, on 18 January 2019. Gunmen attacked the police headquarters where 8 policemen were injured and 1 was killed. (Photo by David Peinado/NurPhoto via Getty Images) less An SUV was riddled with bullets during shootout between gunmen and policemen in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, on 18 January 2019. Gunmen attacked the police headquarters where 8 policemen were injured and 1 ... more Photo: NurPhoto/NurPhoto Via Getty Images Photo: NurPhoto/NurPhoto Via Getty Images Image 1 of / 93 Caption Close Image 1 of 93 An SUV was riddled with bullets during shootout between gunmen and policemen in … [Read more...] about The US has issued a security alert for a major border city in Mexico after a wave of attacks on police