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Gendering the Birthright Citizenship Debate

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Terms like "anchor baby" and "drop and leave" reduce Latina immigrants to the status of breeders and criminals, negating not only their humanity but their right to motherhood as well.

Distractions, Distortions and Birthright Citizenship

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

Children of undocumented immigrants seem to be the newest target in our ongoing immigration debate, as politicians and pundits rush to take sides on t...

"Ground Zero Mosque:" Politics of Fear and Persecution Assail American Character

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

What the GOP and the "ground zero mosque" detractors want you to believe is that the Americans at the Muslim cultural center are not Americans. Remember the Japanese internment camps?

Babies - No Adjectives Needed

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Debra Haffner

Last week, the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics issued the final birth statistics for 2007. They reported that in 2007, there were 4.3 mil...

Howard Fineman: Why The GOP's New Culture War Issues May Burn Them

Newsweek | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If we had any sense, the fall elections would be about just one thing: the economy. But we do not have any sense. We are facing what Wall Street would...

John McCain Breaks With GOP Leaders, Says 14th Amendment Should Remain Intact

AP | BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — Breaking with Republican leaders in the Senate, U.S. Sen. John McCain says he is not requesting hearings into the constitutional amend...

Is This the Year of the 14th Amendment?

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

The 14th Amendment opened the door to what the American experiment could be in ways unimagined by the Founders. The 14th Amendment made America better for everyone.

Sam Stein

Janet Napolitano Calls Talk Of Repealing Birthright Citizenship 'Just Wrong' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Friday that she was "surprised" by Republican-led efforts to amend the 14th amendment and revers...

Call For Review of 14th Amendment Endangers American Electorate

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

This call for a review of the 14th Amendment is not only un-American, it treads on dangerous paths: a path back to pre-1868 slavery, a path back to the period of darkness in American history.

Why Does The Constitution Hate America?

Mike Larsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mike Larsen

America, I am madder than a Tea Party patriot with a gravy stain on his flag shirt. It is abundantly clear to me that The Constitution hates America.

Dear Tom, the 14th Amendment Has Come Before the Supreme Court

Philip Wolgin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Wolgin

As anyone who has studied the history of immigration or basic constitutional laws knows, the very idea of granting citizenship to those born on U.S. soil came from a Supreme Court decision in 1898, Wong Kim Ark.

Former Bush Aides Bash GOP's New Stance On 14th Amendment As 'Offensive,' 'Embarrassment'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former aides to the George W. Bush Administration are retaliating against a recent flurry of Republican calls for a repeal or readdressing of the 14th...

GOP: Bring Back 'Corruption of Blood'

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

Corruption of Blood" was an English law stating that if your parents committed treason, you were also stained. The GOP's idea is to change the Constitution so that being without papers is treated more harshly than treason.

Sam Stein

Kelly Ayotte Is Latest GOP Senate Candidate To Raise 14th Amendment Concerns (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Already Republican calls to reexamine and potentially modify the 14th amendment have gone from the fringe of the party to the mainstream, with no less...

The GOP v. the 14th Amendment

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

With this latest rallying cry to repeal the Citizenship Clause of the 14th Amendment, the Republican Party has disowned one of the greatest steps forward in American history.

Toro Toro!

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Citizenship: Because I Said So

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

The modern state's reasons for granting or denying citizenship are a mix of "because I said so" and "because we matter and you don't."

Both Sides Now w/ Huffington & Matalin: On Kagan, Gay Marriage, Birthers, Spitzer

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpg Prodded by host Mark Green, the women would have both voted to confirm Kagan but they split sharply on whether today's Birthers are no worse than W's detractors were. The women, however, agreed that Spitzer was terrific.

David Broder: Mitch McConnell's Call To Review 14th Amendment Is 'Disquieting'

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was an odd but intriguing experience to sit at a press breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor last week and listen as Senate Minority Le...

Flag Raising Robester

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

When Chief U.S. District Justice Vaughan Walker overturned California's Proposition 8, he loosed the bonds. Broke the chains. Raised a rainbow flag. And reopened a can of worms the size of the Louisiana Purchase.

The F Word: What Good Is the 14th Amendment?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The 14th amendment has done it again! No wonder right wing radicals want to repeal it.

Whatever Happened to Principles

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

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.

In the Immigration Debate, Real Lives are at Stake

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Bhargava

On immigration, one thing has become abundantly clear this year: the status quo will not stand. Change is coming. Unfortunately, the change brewing ...

The First Illegal Immigrants

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Lou Dobbs Opposes GOP Push To Repeal The 14th Amendment Over Immigration (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The growing chorus of Senate Republicans urging repeal of the 14th Amendment as a means of denying citizenship to the children of immigrants received ...