America’s inescapable specter of violence and racism

"...they aren't all valedictorians. They weren't all brought in by their parents. "For everyone who's a valedictorian, there's another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds — and they’ve got hands the size of cantaloupes because they're hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert..." - Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), referring to DREAMers, in an… Continue reading America’s inescapable specter of violence and racism

No immigration path to legal status with GOP, no path without them

"The President urges the House of Representatives to take action and move this bill or similar legislation forward, and stands willing to work with all parties to make sure that commonsense immigration reform becomes a reality as soon as possible." - from a White House report, released Wednesday morning, entitled, "The Economic Benefits of Fixing… Continue reading No immigration path to legal status with GOP, no path without them

2014 battle lines coming into focus

A famous Democrat told me recently, the Georgia Republicans in the 2014 Senate race - Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston - are all "certifiable." They are some of the loudest, logically dissonant voices in the House of Representatives, but by running, they are out of Congress, permanently. Further, having them in that race… Continue reading 2014 battle lines coming into focus