We have reached a new low point in American politics when Republicans are denouncing Jan Brewer as a "big government" liberal.
Texas is indeed going blue. The only question is when. If Republicans sabotage immigration reform, Texas Democrats may not have to wait for a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign in 2016.
Pay inequity is an outrage committed against women of all demographic groups. What most people do not know is that the hardest-hit of those who suffer pay discrimination may well be Hispanic women.
Presently, 25,000 undocumented immigrants in D.C. cannot obtain a driver's license from the DMV. To continue denying D.C. resident's access to ID and driving privileges entrenches discrimination by fettering freedom of movement, and creates a permanent subset of second-class residents.
"When I first came to Santa Fe, it always snowed by Halloween and the ski area always opened by the end of November," observes Michael Wigley, a local skiing legend. "Now we are lucky if we have decent snow before Christmas.
By Douglas Birch March 27, 2013...
This is a big win for the people of New Mexico and our nation. And it isn't the only win this week for Veterans.
The ghosts I was writing about were just normal people pursuing their aspirations and dreams down an American road.
We shouldn't be putting women into the position where the crime against them is considered to be more or less valid depending on whether they carry their baby to term. Whether a rape results in pregnancy is irrelevant to the fact that a rape occurred and is punishable by law.
If you haven't visited lately, or ever, please do stop by. Here's what I like best about this city on Route 66.
So what do you do? The answer is easy: You plan a trip to a ski town that's more than just, well, a ski town.
Santa Fe, New Mexico, has all you need to get into the festive spirit with carolers, musical performances, special holiday gallery exhibitions and fun for the whole family.
As a lifelong resident of New Mexico who has hunted and fished on public lands all over New Mexico and the West, I would like to thank our retiring Senator Jeff Bingaman for his decades of support of sportsmen and all citizens through his stewardship of our nation's natural gifts and wild places.
Like Georgia O'Keefe in a pile of bull skulls, we are happy as can be when surrounded by the sandy minimalism of heat-soaked west.
It's a pattern we are seeing all over the country. Big Coal, Big Oil, and other polluters are spending millions to force their agenda on the American people. But there's one thing their money can never buy -- the passion of our volunteers.
If you've ever visited one of these remote and rugged places, you can't help but wonder about the people who came to seek their fortunes and created these towns.