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Democrats Prepare For Immigration Reform Without GOP Support

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats appear dead set on moving comprehensive immigration reform this year even if it comes without GOP support, and they began laying the ...

Nothing Is More Powerful Than an Idea Whose Time Has Come

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

When you blame everybody, then nobody is responsible. Everybody did not receive, as Robert Rubin did while holding his position at Citigroup, $14 million annually.

Democrats Are on the Path to Doom -- I Want Off

Mickey Kaus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Mickey Kaus

If you really cared about wages of the working poor -- including the Latino working poor -- you'd want to make sure that this wave of 12 million illegals was the last wave.

China Executions Top World Rankings, Amnesty Report Says | MARK McDONALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

HONG KONG -- China executed more people last year than the rest of the world combined, according to a report published Tuesday by Amnesty Internationa...

Amnesty International: US, Europe Shielding Israel Over Gaza War Crimes

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Amnesty International complained in its annual report released Thursday that the U.S. and members of the European Union had obstructed international j...

Central America's Rule of Law: Guatemala Captures Portillo But Honduras Rewards Micheletti

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Altschuler

For decades, impunity has reined in Central America. Dictatorial rule, coups, murder, and genocide have, for the most part, gone unpunished. This mont...

Architecture for Immigration Reform, a University of Denver Report

Jim Griesemer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jim Griesemer

Trying to deport some 12 million people who can't be found, and most of whom live in families where some members are citizens and some are illegal, is not a realistic option.

What I Want For Christmas: Mass Clemency

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

A mass, collective pardon of nonviolent offenders would reunite hundreds of thousands of families, save billions of dollars in incarceration costs, and might foster a national spirit of forgiveness and reconciliation.

Is Now the Right Time for Immigration Reform? Chuck Schumer, the Sensenbrenner in Liberal's Clothes

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

The Schumer mandate for the undocumented to register within a short period of time, or else be permanently barred from becoming U.S. residents, is a prime example of the law run amok.

What, Exactly, Was Pelosi Supposed to Do?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Pelosi can be defended for being in an impossible situation at the time. Even if she disagreed with the policy, there simply wasn't much for her to do about it.

What Obama's Approach to Hispanic Issues Says About His Leadership

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

It's reassuring that Obama hasn't forgotten how millions of Latinos set high expectations for his administration.

Amnesty for Immigrants is a Good Thing

Donna Schaper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Donna Schaper

Immigrants, even undocumented ones, are an economic asset, according to just about every government study and economist.

Amnesty NOW: How and Why

Jane Guskin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Guskin

Any delays in pushing through legalization will hurt its chances. We need to mobilize behind a united demand, and make our voices heard every single day until we get what is needed.

Beg Your Pardon

Rachel Ben-Avi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Ben-Avi

I wonder if the whole custom of the presidential pardon should be sacked, or perhaps we ought to rethink our tradition of this heretofore unquestioned plenary amnesty and appoint a supreme Judicial Ethicist-in-Chief.

Battle For The West: Latino Voters Remake the Electoral Map

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ryan Rivera

A study published earlier this month by the William C. Velasquez Institute looked at statewide polling data and determined that, if the election were ...

Amnesty for Wall Street and Questioning Paulson's Motives

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The response to this situation has been as horrible as the Hurricane Katrina response. It's just that it's about finance, so not as many people easily understand it.

Media Ownership for All: Citizen Journalism Grows Up

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Vivian Norris

Independent photojournalists, NGO workers and citizens are part of this important movement to take back the news from those who focus on profits.

Friday Talking Points [38] -- Whiners And Cheeseheads

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back to Friday Talking Points, after a one-week hiatus! While plenty has happened in the past two weeks which bears close and careful analysis...

McCain On Immigration Watchdogged By AZ Blogger

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The conservative Arizona blog "Seeing Red AZ" ran a post this week referencing a Washington Times piece on, depending how you view it, either McCain's...

Friday Talking Points [37] -- Welcome, New Readers

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

McCain flip-flops on torture, tax cuts, the religious right, Roe v. Wade, lobbyists, gay marriage, creationism, Iraq, talking to enemies, and just about any other subject you care to name.

Precedent George Bush

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Bush's term in office will be remembered for the precedents it set, particularly in relation to the presidential power, and the separation of powers between the three branches of U.S. government.

Friday Talking Points [36] -- End The Media's Pro-McCain Bias! Now!!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

McCain has joked that the media is "his base" of support. It was a funny line, but there is a truth at its core: the media has been hard on Obama but unbelievably light on McCain. And this has to stop. Now.