Category Archives: Children

Why a Government Lawyer Argued Against Giving Immigrant Kids Toothbrushes

Ken White in the Atlantic – Arguments before the United States Court of Appeals are usually dry, esoteric, and nerdy. What would it take to make one go viral? This week, in a clip that launched a million angry Facebook … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Immigrants

Why Cereal Has Such Aggressive Marketing

From Alex Mayyasi of the Atlantic – Ads by the chicken lobby may convince people to eat a bit more chicken, but an avalanche of Tony the Tiger ads can get tens of thousands of children to eat Frosted Flakes … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Marketing

‘Fortnite’ may be a virtual game, but it’s having real-life, dangerous effects

By Beth Teitell of the Boston Globe – “They are not sleeping. They are not going to school. They are dropping out of social activities. A lot of kids have stopped playing sports so they can do this.” Michael Rich, … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Since Parkland…

From – Fatal shootings of children have been on the rise, government data show. But as the deaths mount, the toll is bigger than numbers can capture. Working with The Trace, Miami Herald, and McClatchy, student reporters set out to measure … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Families, Guns and gun control

Americans broadly support legal status for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children

By Carroll Doherty of Pew Research Most Americans favor granting permanent legal status to immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children. And a 56% majority opposes substantially expanding the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Continue reading…

Posted in Children, Donald Trump, Immigrants, Pew Research, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States