Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.
Letter to the Editor
Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
It is becoming more and more obvious that the media's affirmative-action president is turning into a political version of Dr. Frankenstein's creation.
With what seems to be a new scandal every week, President Obama ignores the severity of the problems and instead works on another one for the following week. By now, there are so many that the media have lost count of how many times they have covered up for Obama's blunders.
Meanwhile, Obama lumbers on in a crude gait toward the “fundamental transformation of America” mountain that draws him like a moth to a light, oblivious to the inherent dangers that lie ahead.
A suggestion for the VA problem: Give all veterans a “portable” Tricare (military health) insurance card. Close all of the VA hospitals and convert them to taking care of welfare patients.
In this way, everyday Americans will see the cost of freedom up close and personal whenever they visit their local health-care providers.
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