The One Percent Deports Itself

The number of people renouncing their U.S. citizenship is higher than ever. Now that new provisions in the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act have gone into effect, the feds are reining in tax dodgers living abroad. But many of these super-wealthy people who would be...
A New Experiment in Open-Source Citizenship

A New Experiment in Open-Source Citizenship

Not long ago I received in the mail a slender envelope with international postage on the front. Inside was a small card-paper placard bearing my name, handwritten, confirming my citizenship in what is apparently the world’s newest nation – neither South...
Mitt Romney’s Mexican Roots

Mitt Romney’s Mexican Roots

As a Latino, family heritage is important to me. I believe we can all learn from the journeys of our ancestors. For some, these may have involved crossing the border without papers, seeking freedom from persecution, or fleeing the violence of revolution. These...
Interview with Farid Panjwani

Interview with Farid Panjwani

Farid Panjwani is an assistant professor at the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations in London. He has a background in Islamic Studies, philosophy of education, and international development and has published widely on these topics. He spoke with Foreign...

The Danger Posed by Fukushima’s Nuclear Pile

Daphne Wysham is a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and founder and host of Earthbeat, now airing on 61 public radio stations in the US and Canada. Harvey Wasserman is author or co-author of a dozen books, including Solartopia! Our Green-Powered Earth, A.D....

Baby Scapegoats

I’d like to welcome America’s first baby of 2011 to the world. Eighteen seconds into New Year’s Day, Peter Gabriel Imson was delivered on the U.S. territory of Guam. Named for the former lead singer in the band Genesis, little Peter Gabriel weighed...

Dual Allegiance is Inconsistent with American Democracy

The heart of American Democracy is the principle that sovereignty resides in “We the People.” For more than 200 years immigrants seeking American citizenship have taken an oath renouncing prior allegiances and transferring sole political allegiance to the...