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Last week I watched a film called " Backyard ," which is about the violence in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Located on just the other side of El Paso,
by ethnografix
Comment Count 35 comments on Sun Apr 03, 2011 at 08:04 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
The Palestine Papers, or some of them, are now out and causing turmoil in lots of places. There is a great deal of commentary surrounding those papers about what the Palestinian side was or was ...
by Christy1947
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 11:02 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Tuesday, December 21 at 6PM: No Labels: A New Political Movement for Bipartisan Politics Guests: John Avlon and Lisa Borders To Listen Live: ...
by tdeluca
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Dec 21, 2010 at 08:06 AM PST with 0 Recommends
Some on the right are suggesting that "a xenophobic, suspicious, racist, reactionary vision is a wise approach to life in America." Today, a New York Times columnist tried to bridge the divide with ...
by walterrhett
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Aug 16, 2010 at 12:05 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Just like the deficit, undocumented aliens didn't seem to scare the Right while Bush and the GOP were in power. Now that Obama and the Democrats are in power, these issues suddenly have become ...
by VerbalMedia
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue Aug 10, 2010 at 06:00 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Four summers ago I was working on an archaeological survey project in the deserts of eastern California. It was mid ...
by ethnografix
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun Jul 18, 2010 at 07:58 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
At American University today, President Obama outlines a roadmap for immigration reform that includes holding businesses, illegal immigrants responsible and fixing the broken legal immigration system.
by mmcintee
Comment Count 37 comments on Thu Jul 01, 2010 at 09:22 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer seems to be replacing Sarah Palin as Fox News’ right-wing darling du jour. Brewer was just interviewed -- again -- for Fox News, making this at least the 5th time Fox ...
by LuisHeredia
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Jun 18, 2010 at 07:01 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
As a child I loved Robert Frost. I still do. As I think about immigration reform, I cannot help but think of the walls in Europe during the cold war and Robert Frost's poem Mending Wall . I ...
by LWelsch
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri May 07, 2010 at 09:36 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Every once in awhile the media mouthpieces attempt to explain to the public that the immigration issue is "complex." Would anyone here like to explain to me in real terms how this is so? I am not ...
by Cassiodorus
Comment Count 77 comments on Thu May 06, 2010 at 08:24 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
One of the canards we hear about immigration reform is that before we can work on the issues of the 12 million or so informal immigrants inside the United States we have to secure the border. This ...
by Something the Dog Said
Comment Count 69 comments on Wed May 05, 2010 at 06:48 AM PDT with 28 Recommends
The prevailing myth that "it's all about the borders" just got shot in the heart today.
by Julie Gulden
Comment Count 174 comments on Sun May 02, 2010 at 08:24 AM PDT with 348 Recommends
My granddaughter has gastroenteritis, not swine flu. However, the swine flu almost killed her anyway, by overloading the hospital system. Details follow.
by blue aardvark
Comment Count 62 comments on Fri May 01, 2009 at 07:10 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
At the most recent gathering of ReVisioning Medicine, the medical people and medicine men and women – increasingly, most wear both hats – concurred that healing was potentiated by the ...
by Deena Metzger
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Mar 16, 2009 at 09:11 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Part of a 12/08 series of “unusual suggestions for America and the Obama Administration.”   If I ...
by David Brin
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Dec 24, 2008 at 07:45 PM PST with 17 Recommends
Once those two steps are completed, Obama said, the government should offer a path to citizenship for existing illegals. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25645405/page/2/
by Tadly
Comment Count 30 comments on Thu Jul 24, 2008 at 03:32 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
I have been hoping barack Obama would start using his prodigious persuasive and rhetorical skills to speak out on one of the most troubling problems in America today, the demonization of illegal ...
by catchaz
Comment Count 67 comments on Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 11:34 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
Borders are, by their nature, permeable. Our first and most intimate border, our skin, encloses within its boundaries many more cells that are 'not us' than cells that are 'us'. We can only live ...
by jo podvin
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Jan 28, 2008 at 11:07 PM PST with 13 Recommends
There are alot of lies being told about the effect of immigration on America. Despite our history as a nation of immigrants, some shameless bigots have even claimed that places like Miami "are like ...
by catchaz
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Jan 28, 2008 at 11:06 AM PST with 12 Recommends
If I hear another racist attack on immigrants defended on the grounds of "law and order" i'm going to puke. And if i hear it again from someone who calls themselves a progressive... well since i'm ...
by catchaz
Comment Count 86 comments on Fri Jan 18, 2008 at 02:14 PM PST with 4 Recommends