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Trump Takes His Campaign Against Cruz To A New Low

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics

The "anchor baby" slur is back in the GOP presidential race, and this time, it's being thrown at one of the candidates. Republican front-runner Donald...

The Day Satire Died

Dorian de Wind | Posted 12.15.2016 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Donald Trump is no longer funny. Looking back, he never was. As a Latino and an immigrant, the man's hurtful words -- rapists, criminals, drug deale...

Is This the End of the GOP?

David Yankovich | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
David Yankovich

What we are looking at is a middle class that is dying, literally, and a party that supposedly represents them holding their head under water. As long as the GOP fights middle class progress they will have a difficult time reaching the votes they need outside of rural areas and winning the presidency.

Trump's War on 'Anchor Babies' Ignores the Law

Bill Blum | Posted 09.01.2016 | Entertainment
Bill Blum

In the face of the overwhelming legal authority against them, you might expect Trump and his minions to let anchor babies off the hook and declare a truce in the war against them. Don't count on it.

Hillary: Please Do Not Try To Out-Trump Trump

Marvin Meadors | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

When Hillary compares the Republicans to "terrorists" and suggests they will round up undocumented immigrants and put them in "box cars," evoking memories of the Holocaust, she changes the focus from the absurdity of their positions to scrutiny of hersel

Friday Talking Points -- Every Sulfurous Belch

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.28.2016 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

The entire Trump phenomenon reminds me of a basic rule from the world of magical/fantasy fiction. It's not quite Asimov's "three laws of robotics," but it's still been used my many authors who write about wizards casting dangerous spells.

Asian Anchor Babies? Some Numbers and Perspective

Karthick Ramakrishnan | Posted 08.28.2016 | Politics
Karthick Ramakrishnan

In a recent press conference, Jeb Bush clumsily (and erroneously) said that the phenomenon of so-called "anchor babies" was "frankly, more related to Asian people."

'Anchor Babies' and Other Horror Stories About Immigrants: Be Not Afraid

John Tirman | Posted 08.27.2016 | Politics
John Tirman

Apparently we're going to hear much more about "illegals" from the GOP campaign, and among their rote talking points will be how harmful such immigrant are for the U.S. economy and workers. Standing against such nonsense is not only the humane thing to do, however, but the factual thing to say as well.

Is Political Correctness Really "Killing America"?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

The real fear of Republicans about politically correct discourse is their over-reliance on offensive language to arouse the emotions in their base of marginally-educated white males by appealing to their fear of "the other."

The Demonization of Latinos and the Coming End Times

Daniel Cubias | Posted 08.26.2016 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Many conservatives have morphed into extreme preppers, warning everyone of the coming Armageddon, while secretly hoping that it will arrive right on time to prove them correct.

8 Terms That Are Way Better Than The Slur ‘Anchor Baby’

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 09.01.2015 | Latino Voices

In recent days, a few Republican presidential candidates have stoked controversy by using the term “anchor baby” to refer to people born in the Un...

Jeb Bush’s 'Anchor Babies' Remark Goes Against GOP Advice For Reaching Asian Voters

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to preempt potential riffs with one minority group critical to Republican chances in the general election, GOP presidential candi...

Funny Or Die Reveals The Terrible Truth Behind 'Anchor Babies'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.25.2015 | Comedy

The controversy over so-called "anchor babies," children born to undocumented immigrants in the United States, isn't quieting down as long as Donald T...

Jeb Bush Clarifies That He’s Concerned About Asian 'Anchor Babies,' Not Hispanic Ones

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush claimed on Monday that his use of the term “anchor babies” was not offensive because he was referr...

Scott Walker and Anchor Babies

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.24.2016 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


'Anchor Babies' and the GOP's Manifest Destiny Politics

Sikivu Hutchinson | Posted 08.23.2016 | Black Voices
Sikivu Hutchinson

Trump's call for a wall to protect U.S. borders from marauding Mexican criminals not only demonizes Latinos, but evokes toxic themes of Manifest Destiny that were used to justify American expansionism into Mexico. Themes that allowed white folk -- the U.S.' original "anchor babies" -- to be legitimized as citizens.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week we saw how dissimilar appeals to our better and lesser angels look. For the former, there was Jimmy Carter's grace-filled press conference on Thursday revealing that cancer has spread to his brain. He reflected proudly on the work of his Carter Center, which, among many other things, has nearly eradicated the misery-causing guinea worm disease. But the week began very differently, as Donald Trump released an immigration plan that would end birthright citizenship, a proposal that would involve reverting to before the 14th amendment, ratified in 1868 to grant freed slaves citizenship in the wake of the shameful Dred Scott decision. Quite a vision for the future. Meanwhile, Jeb Bush said he disagreed with Trump, but made sure to get in on the xenophobia with the term "anchor babies." It was a week that gave us two very different examples of statesmanship and what America can stand for.

GOP Candidates Stake Out Positions On 'Anchor Babies'

The Hill | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.22.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential candidates are jostling to stake out positions on birthright citizenship and “anchor babies” as immigration takes center s...

Trumpification of Republican Party Reaches Turning Point

Janet Murguía | Posted 08.22.2016 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

Once again, the other Republican candidates rush to embrace Trump's latest salvo: the proposed evisceration of the 14th amendment. Calling millions of U.S. citizens a term universally viewed as offensive by the Latino community does not bode well for Republican electoral prospects.

Friday Talking Points -- Trump's Immigration Roundup

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.21.2016 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

Some are still finding solace in the "Trump's going to say something any day now that will sink him like a stone" way of thinking, but their numbers are getting smaller as time goes by and Trump defies political gravity once again.

Yer Mama's an Anchor Baby, and Other Electoral Silliness

Martin Luz | Posted 08.21.2016 | Entertainment
Martin Luz

GOP presidential candidates are now calling for a repeal of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, for being unconstitutional. OK. But let's say there never was a 14th Amendment. Would Donald Trump be a U.S. citizen today? Maybe, but maybe not.

Hillary Clinton Campaign Spreads Jeb Bush's 'Anchor Babies' Comment Via Text Message

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign tried to make sure as many people as possible heard former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's (R) "anchor b...

Jeb Bush Says He Doesn't Regret Using The Term 'Anchor Babies'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

Jeb Bush said Thursday he doesn't regret using the term "anchor babies" to describe children born in the United States to undocumented parents. While ...

Jeb Bush Calls For Greater Enforcement For 'Anchor Babies'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

Jeb Bush said while he supports granting birthright citizenship to the children of immigrants, the policy needs "greater enforcement" to prevent "abus...

A Good Chunk Of GOP Field Wants To Repeal The 14th Amendment

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the fall of 2010, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), one of the most hawkish anti-immigrant voices in Congress, launched a legislative campaig...