Immigration used to be a wedge issue in the Democratic Party. No longer. Now it is a wedge issue within the Republican Party and between the GOP and ordinary Americans.
Instead of victory, we have humiliation. Defeat. And a sweet, sweet vindication that the Republican strategy of stoking up faux-populism, of just saying no, of never proposing a solution to any problem, has blown up so spectacularly because in their gorgeously gerrymandered districts, people -- voters -- have bought the line.
The expected right-wing electoral bogeymen had begun to diminish. Obamacare was working, climate change was everywhere, gay marriage was yesterday's fight. Something new was needed. The Tea Party, we fearlessly predict, will turn to "amnesty" and try to broaden the argument.
Republicans have blocked almost all of the president's initiatives after the 2010 election. They wear obstructionism like a medal on their chest. Now they should pay the price for serving narrow ideological and economic interest groups -- instead of America.
These are young people who didn't choose to come here. Their parents brought them. An opportunity to serve in the military would give them a chance to demonstrate their loyalty to the United States. In the long run, the ENLIST Act would allow these folks to become full, productive members of society.
You have talked about creating jobs and strengthening the economy, Leader Cantor. You once highlighted the need for reform. Yet lately you have done nothing but make excuses or ignore the issue. It's lazy. It's irresponsible. It has to stop.
To get to immigration reform, they'll have to go through Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) in an election year. The SEIU and several other groups, ...
If President Obama and his national security advisers in the administration were hoping that his commencement address at West Point would set the record straight on his view of the world, they will be sadly disappointed by the result.
Herewith, a legend's final studio recording, a great day at Coachella, notes on heroic forensics and a decade and a half of failed immigration legisla...
It is indecent that preventable casualties during combat have been followed by preventable casualties during treatment. Let's all take responsibility and end this bipartisan shame with bipartisan solutions. The best politics is to do what is right for the vets, not the politicians.
The GOP brand has become a foul-tasting stew of wars against women, insults against seniors, alienation of Hispanics, dog-whistle undertones of racism against blacks, abusive congressional hearings and internecine warfare of Republican against Republican. Thank you, Karl Rove.
Eric Cantor, in an attempt to stay in the good graces of his base, has abdicated all responsibility to govern and has towed the tea party line to avoid a tough primary or losing his No. 2 position in the House.
There were two political stampedes this week, both towards and then back away from the same man: rancher Cliven Bundy. So, at least for the spectators, it was an amusing week in politics.
Immigration reform isn't a policy debate for Hispanics. It stands as a proxy for societal respect. While it's not fair to judge the GOP based on people like Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), he and other anti-immigrant Republicans have become the effective spokespeople of the GOP on this issue.
In the days before Easter Sunday, we think of the immigrants whose dreams are being deferred. We think of the gains and losses suffered by faith communities that have fought this fight for generations.
How to make the lessons of the 20th Century live in the 21st, is the challenge for young people like me. Some things haven't changed much.