In a legislative journey full of contradictions, perhaps the greatest irony surrounding the enactment of Arizona's SB 1070 is that the law presents a serious threat to public safety, not just in Arizona, but nationwide.
On May 21, O'Reilly claimed that Arizona is "overrun with crime and everything else and people getting slaughtered on their ranches. I mean, it's insane." But since then, O'Reilly's stopped making these false accusations.
While the immigration debate rages on TV screens and via public opinion polls, a strong majority agrees on the fundamentals of a solution -- and perhaps not surprisingly, that solution is practical and moderate.
Republicans have deemed it politically beneficial to block the Democrats' initiatives, so that's what they'll do. It doesn't matter that he'd be "willing to meet them halfway or 75 percent of the way on some of the big issues."