The president has provided a temporary solution to a permanent problem. That permanent problem is our broken immigration system. It is imperative to get immigration right, if for no other reason than this: The future of the U.S. economy is at stake.
Evidently using the Bible as a weapon of mass discrimination against LGBT people is fair game but suggesting that loving your neighbors by not deporting them is out of bounds. Honest to Ethel... they make my hair hurt.<
The GOP pushes Obama's buttons. Obama -- finally! -- pushes back.
Americans have voted for two presidents in a row whose main campaign message was they were going to bring the country together, fix the divisiveness in D.C., and build consensus across the aisle. And in the aftermath of Obama and Bush, the country is coming away more polarized and governance more dysfunctional.
While I enjoyed Borowitz' delicious satirical cake, it is ironic but yet a sign of the (political) times, that other Republicans have now stepped forward in the wake of the President's speech on immigration with statements that trounce Borowitz' satire.
Just as many people took the election of Barack Obama as a sign of a new post-racial America, some might take Love's election to mean that post-racialism has reached Utah. But the truth of the matter is that the election of a racial-minority candidate tells us very little about racial relations.
I'm happy that President Obama finally has moved forward with immigration reform. But the six-year-long White House Bad Messaging Plague (WHBMP) continues unabated. We're in danger of losing the public on this issue even before the first work permit is issued.
When Congress wouldn't pass a bill, the president had to act on immigration and deportation policy, to keep families intact -- a measure that affected 40 percent of the undocumented immigrants in the United States.
Facebook is in a peculiar and unenviable position -- no matter what its intentions are, even minor decisions will have political impacts.
These negotiations have been tortuous, and so far unfruitful. Whether in the few days remaining before the deadline the two sides can achieve success is far from certain.
When we look to see who is being hurt most by pollution, our nation's immigrants are the people we usually find on the front lines. Their communities are not only among the most exploited and abused by polluters but also among the most vulnerable to the consequences of climate disruption and extreme weather.
Concealing information from the general public does not empower but rather removes the freedom to make informed choices. We should all be concerned when corporations and government join forces to decide what they will share and not share with the public.
Now he knows how we felt. While I'm still digesting the details of President Obama's executive actions on immigration, one thing is abundantly clear: The President got sick of waiting for others to act. Now let's see what his changes can accomplish.
Democratic partisans spread the blame around: President Obama, party leaders, lethargic blue voters, and a hostile media. Nonetheless, there are five elementary lessons to be learned from the debacle.
Obama, like some treacherous Jacobean villain, has had the nerve to make decisions while the Congress was out on a well-earned vacation for six weeks from doing nothing for over six years.
The President's announcement of executive action on immigration Thursday is not only necessary but also praiseworthy. We have been fighting this battle for far too long. As a Christian, I feel compelled by the Gospel of Christ to work for protection for immigrants as directly as possible.