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Weekly Diaspora: Arizona vs. 'Anchor Babies'

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger After commanding the world's attention in 2010 with its cavalier stance on immigration, the Arizona...

Non-Breaking News: GOP Opposition to DREAM ACT Is About Race

Gabe Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gabe Gonzalez

The immigration debate is not about law, not about fairness, not about justice. It's about race. Plain and simple. It's about the fear of more brown people coming into our society, our culture.

Open Letter to Bill Gates

Peter Zucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Peter Zucker

I think it is time that Bill, and others of his ilk get, pardon the pun, schooled on tenure.

Key House Republican Vows To Take On Longstanding Constitutional Amendment

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), fresh off of a massive GOP victory earlier this month that is looking likely to make him a key pilot of the next Congress's ...

A Short and Clear Guide to What a Midterm Vote Really Means

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

When you pull a lever on Tuesday, you may think you are voting for one candidate or another, but, in the big picture, the vote won't be for a person. Instead, you will be voting based on these opposing principles.

Help us KNOCK OUT Republicans in Arizona!

Luis Heredia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Heredia

UPDATE! October 27, 2010: We have already raised $15,760 thanks to your hard work and support! Keep us going strong towards our huge $25,000 grassroot...

Constitutional Conservatives?
8 Self-Proclaimed Lovers Of The U.S. Constitution That Want To Amend It

AOL News | David Knowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Does the U.S. Constitution grant Americans citizens too many rights? That seems to be the conclusion reached by some tea party activists and the cand...

McConnell: 14th Amendment, Birthright Citizenship Should Be Reviewed By Congress

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told The Hill on Monday that Congress "ought to take a look at" changing the 14th Amendment, which give...

The 14th Amendment and the Essential Question

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

It will be interesting to see whether an old idea -- that anyone born here is part of the United States by right -- will survive the bruising arguments over who belongs, who's in, and who's out.

Arizona Immigration Law Architects Turn Sights On 14th Amendment, Birthright Citizenship

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two of the legislative brains behind Arizona's controversial SB 1070 immigration law are now seeking to draft a bill that would cut down 14th Amendmen...

Gingrich Disciples Reshape Senate in House's Image

Sean Theriault | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean Theriault

Now that the first wave of information from the 14th Amendment debate has passed, it is time to examine the origins of this issue and others like it a bit more closely.

The Other Side of the Anchor: Where Else Do American-Born Kids Belong?

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

We accept the term "naturalization" to describe the process of the foreign-born taking on a new citizenship. What could be more natural than being accepted as a citizen of the only home you've ever known?

Treacherous Politics

James Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Miller

Anyone who has read Founding Brothers, or any other great read about the men who founded this country, can't help but be blown away by how different p...

Birthright Citizenship Under Siege in the Promised Land and the Home of the Brave

Eli Y. Adashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eli Y. Adashi

One cannot help but note an eerie similarity between the birthright debates raging in the US and the State of Israel. Both nations are badly in need of resetting their immigration policies in the face of a rapidly globalizing planet.

Alberto Gonzales: Don't Repeal The 14th Amendment

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Most recently, some politicians and concerned citizens have expressed a desire to amend the 14th Amendment of our Constitution, which says in Section ...

Gendering the Birthright Citizenship Debate

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Terms like "anchor baby" and "drop and leave" reduce Latina immigrants to the status of breeders and criminals, negating not only their humanity but their right to motherhood as well.

Distractions, Distortions and Birthright Citizenship

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

Children of undocumented immigrants seem to be the newest target in our ongoing immigration debate, as politicians and pundits rush to take sides on t...

"Ground Zero Mosque:" Politics of Fear and Persecution Assail American Character

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

What the GOP and the "ground zero mosque" detractors want you to believe is that the Americans at the Muslim cultural center are not Americans. Remember the Japanese internment camps?

Babies - No Adjectives Needed

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Debra Haffner

Last week, the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics issued the final birth statistics for 2007. They reported that in 2007, there were 4.3 mill...

Howard Fineman: Why The GOP's New Culture War Issues May Burn Them

Newsweek | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If we had any sense, the fall elections would be about just one thing: the economy. But we do not have any sense. We are facing what Wall Street would...

Is This the Year of the 14th Amendment?

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

The 14th Amendment opened the door to what the American experiment could be in ways unimagined by the Founders. The 14th Amendment made America better for everyone.

Sam Stein

Janet Napolitano Calls Talk Of Repealing Birthright Citizenship 'Just Wrong'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Friday that she was "surprised" by Republican-led efforts to amend the 14th amendment and revers...

Call For Review of 14th Amendment Endangers American Electorate

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

This call for a review of the 14th Amendment is not only un-American, it treads on dangerous paths: a path back to pre-1868 slavery, a path back to the period of darkness in American history.

Why Does The Constitution Hate America?

Mike Larsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mike Larsen

America, I am madder than a Tea Party patriot with a gravy stain on his flag shirt. It is abundantly clear to me that The Constitution hates America.

Dear Tom, the 14th Amendment Has Come Before the Supreme Court

Philip Wolgin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Wolgin

As anyone who has studied the history of immigration or basic constitutional laws knows, the very idea of granting citizenship to those born on U.S. soil came from a Supreme Court decision in 1898, Wong Kim Ark.