The First Amendment

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution, part of the Bill of Rights, guarantees freedom of religion and speech, the press and the right of people to gather to protest and complain to the government. In its own words: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise …

Resources for Stories About Immigration

Migration Policy Institute https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/frequently-requested-statistics-immigrants-and-immigration-united-states U.S. Department of Homeland Security https://www.dhs.gov/immigration-statistics Center for Immigration Studies https://cis.org/Immigration-Statistics-Data-Portal The Myth of the Criminal Immigrant By ANNA FLAGG MARCH 30, 2018 Immigrant population Change since 1980 Violent crime rate Change since 1980 The Trump administration’s first year of immigration policy has relied on claims that immigrants bring crime into America. President …

Active Writing

New York City Hall and a news conference in front of the steps.

Copyright 2018, Barbara Nevins Taylor ACTIVE WRITING Active writing allows you to say what you mean in a clear concise way with colorful verbs that paint a picture. In 1946, the writer George Orwell, author of Animal Farm and 1984,  complained about politicians and others who use fuzzy language to hide the truth. "Political language …