Mary Sanchez

Children at the border: An old story repeats itself

What’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border is not a new phenomenon. Not by a long shot. Records of Ellis Island are filled with the stories of young children who arrived on our shores without parents. Those children were just as desperate as the Central American children today.

Government & Politics

#Pat Roberts and #Milton Wolf slug it out 140 characters at a time

In the Kansas race this summer for U.S. senator, as in campaigns large and small across the nation, the toughest language has moved from mass media to the corners of the social Internet — Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and especially Twitter. It’s become the go-to place for snark, sarcasm and bitterness from candidates and campaigns and the people who follow them.

Government & Politics

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move.


Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience.

Government & Politics