When you hear that birthright citizenship is not part of the America conceived by the Founding Fathers, take a strong drink of skepticism.
Al Qaeda wins even if its terrorist attacks fail, so long as it sees the U.S. reacting with alarm - allowing itself to be "terrorized."
It will be interesting to see whether an old idea -- that anyone born here is part of the United States by right -- will survive the bruising arguments over who belongs, who's in, and who's out.
I'll agree with Sen. Lindsey Graham on one thing: "Americans still wait for justice." But Graham's explanation for why we haven't yet seen justice is actually backwards.
A push for job creation would bring work for many people now simmering in the toxic right-wing media bubble instead. The conditions fueling the Obama backlash may lift -- if we can somehow lift the conditions holding back America as a whole.
Now that the first wave of information from the 14th Amendment debate has passed, it is time to examine the origins of this issue and others like it a bit more closely.
Every family that has moved to the United States, at some point, gives birth to an anchor baby. It's no use isolating recent immigrants and their children as some vague harmful group.
Neither new detention rules nor military commissions can truly overcome torture's legacy. That can only be done by admitting what happened, holding perpetrators accountable, and ultimately, prosecuting terror the American justice system.
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The Arizona experiment has been a fiasco for Republicans. It has cemented the idea in the minds of many Latinos across the country, that the GOP is actively antagonistic to Americans of Latino descent
The news that Sens. Graham and McCain are joining with Mitch McConnell and Jon Kyl in support of repealing birthright citizenship, led me to conclude that the GOP has either taken leave either of its senses or of its principles.
The pro-life, pro-family Republicans are now pro-neonatal detention and deportation. It isn't enough to drive out the people not born here, now they want to drive out the ones that were.
A key task for ending the war - and preventing future wars, such as a future war with Iran for which the political groundwork is now being laid - is breaking the Republican political monolith in support of war.
During the 2008 campaign, it didn't seem that the Republican party could move further to the right on immigration. What it doesn't seem to understand is that the stakes on this issue are, politically, far greater than most.
The anti-immigrant right is capitalizing on a concept with old nativist roots that is lending new potency to the assault on Latino immigrants, demonizing babies as the weapon of choice for armies of "illegals."