Category Archives: Illegal Immigration

Not What Anyone Expected

The last Monday in June, and we all expected the Supreme Court to get on with it and issue their ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare – or at least rule on the constitutionality of … Continue reading

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The Logic of Loosening Up a Bit

Okay, this is an odd place. Down on the corner there’s a small mall, where Schwab’s Drug Store used to stand, where Lana Turner wasn’t really discovered. But something else did happen there. In early 1939 Harold Arlen slowed his … Continue reading

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Beyond the Etch-a-Sketch

When Barry Goldwater ran for president in 1964 he ran a bold campaign, saying he was offering America “a choice, not an echo” – he wouldn’t try to be all things to all people, trying to please this voting block … Continue reading

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Simply Changing the Game

So, President Obama, backed into a corner by a sluggish economy and what many saw as a gaffe – saying that the private sector, compared to the public sector, was doing just fine – found himself delivering a major speech … Continue reading

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Reimagining El Paso

It was the ultimate cowboy ballad – late in 1959 Marty Robbins released El Paso, that song about the cowboy, out in the West Texas town of El Paso, who fell in love with a Mexican girl. Within a few … Continue reading

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American Contrarian

Americans don’t get around much, and it’s probably a good thing they don’t. It’s probably best to stay home. Japan, for example, is entirely incomprehensible – a culture where the notion of shame is paramount. No American CEO who screwed … Continue reading

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Drawing Lines in the Sand

Steve Benen comments on the right’s campaign against birthright citizenship – and how it seems to be intensifying. Yes, Republican Senator Russell Pearce of Arizona – a state senator and the man who shepherded SB 1070 through the Arizona legislature … Continue reading

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