In 2003, Jeffrey Cain, formerly of Remy Zero, met one of his music idols, Steve Kilbey. The two subsequently teamed up as "Isidore." Isidore's long-awaited second album, Life Somewhere Else, comes out this week.
Solving the illegal immigration problem requires solving the legal immigration problem. If a quick and legal pathway to immigrate similar to Ellis Island were revived, unauthorized immigration would virtually disappear.
People think of Florida beaches or Bourbon Street in New Orleans when they think of holidays in the southern US, but there are plenty of options.
Alabama legislators chose to trample on the civil rights of state citizens, enacting a law that encourages racial profiling, punishes innocent children, and jeopardizes the entire economic well-being of the state.
In the absence of any Congressional action on immigration reform, states have stepped into the void.
Caroline's story is not unique. Tragedies like her's occur so often, in fact, that they rarely make the news anymore. But it is precisely because they are an everyday occurrence that health care reform was so urgently needed.
Seizing on President Obama's failure to keep his campaign promises of comprehensive immigration reform, the Republican Party quickly moved to score political points with excitable bigots and chronically jobless white people.
The American South can't seem to shake off the Civil War. Or Jim Crow. And yet, that region of the U.S. is undergoing some dramatic changes. How the South responds to these changes will determine how easily it will enter the modern world and usher out the racial demons of its past.
I am proud to live in a country where the rule of law and federal immigration preeminence enshrined in the constitution are tools to undo what legislatures in Alabama, South Carolina, and elsewhere have tried to do when politicizing and polarizing the immigration issue.
The Department of Labor will vigorously protect the right of all workers in Alabama to have their federal right to a legal wage protected.
Leading a boycott is not an easy thing to do, and we did it after giving it great thought. But we thought such an extraordinary attack on our community needed an extraordinary response.
The cruel, cold months of December and January bring warmth to the hearts of college football fans everywhere -- but only if their Division I team is involved in one of the thirty-five scheduled "major" college bowl games.
Our voices are united and we are marching as one front to cease the painful cycle of racism in Alabama.
A flag was flapping off the bow of the sub and a boat-tailed grackle perched on the flagpole sang into the wind. The buildings of Mobile came in and out of view as fog began to form.
Without a strong American commitment to a quality education, it is no surprise that Rick Perry, a son of this education system, cannot recall government agencies.
Saturday night's clash between the #1 Louisiana State University Tigers and the #2 Alabama Crimson Tide was among the most memorable games in college football history. In the end, LSU won in Bama's house in overtime, 9 to 6.