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Jeb Bush Flip-Flop

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Yellow Brick Path to Citizenship

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Jeb Bush Reverses Immigration Stance, Brian Williams ‘Disappointed’ With U.S., and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the White House weighing in on whether cellphones should be locked and Democratic lawmakers plan to introduce legislation to raise the minimum wage.

Posted on Mar 4, 2013 READ MORE



AP/J. Scott Applewhite

Black People Are Not ‘Immigrants’

Now that an African-American president of the United States is the point person on the national debate about immigration, it’s time that the black perspective on the matter be examined.

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 READ MORE


Immigration Plan

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College Stadium to Be Named After Private Prison Company

Florida Atlantic University’s new 30,000 seat football stadium will bear the name of its sponsor, GEO Group, the second-largest private prison operator in the U.S.

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Pathway to Citizenship

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White House/Pete Souza

Obama’s Leaked Immigration Reform Plan Could Deliver a Winner

Republicans spent the weekend trumpeting shock and outrage over President Obama’s leaked “backup plan” on immigration. In dysfunctional Washington, this means that prospects for comprehensive reform—including what amounts to an amnesty for the undocumented—are getting brighter.

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Angel Trapped by Borders

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Profiting From Human Misery

The for-profit prison industry, which is expanding across the nation, has blunted prison reform, stymied repeal of our draconian drug laws and successfully lobbied for harsher and harsher detention policies. Mass incarceration is increasingly about corporate profit, not justice. 

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Obama’s Immigration Plan Leaked, Krugman on the Minimum Wage, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a congresswoman’s attempt to criminalize public female nipple exposure and “Saturday Night Live” pokes fun at Marco Rubio’s State of the Union response.

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Speedy Gonzalez-Not

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Path to Citizenship

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Path to Oblivion

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Jesus’ Children

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Immigration Reform

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The Real Debate Over American Citizenship

On one side are those who think of citizenship as a matter of exclusion and privilege—of protecting the nation by keeping out those who are undesirable, and putting strict limits on who is allowed to exercise the full rights of citizenship. On the other are those who think of citizenship inclusively—as an ongoing process of helping people become full participants in America.

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 READ MORE



Budget Report Proves Krugman Right, Coulter Says ‘Screw You’ to Obama, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a Republican flip-flop on immigration reform and Chris Christie pokes fun at himself on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

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South of the Border

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Republicans and Immigration Pinata

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Life in the Shadows

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Immigration

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Immigration Ingrate

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Border Crossing

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Immigration Reform Motivation

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White House/Pete Souza

The New Politics of Immigration

On immigration, the parties are now competing to share credit for doing something big. It’s wonderful to behold.

Posted on Jan 30, 2013 READ MORE



A Treasury Department Fail, ‘SNL’ Takes on Biden, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a bipartisan agreement reached on immigration reform and Obama and Clinton give a joint interview on “60 Minutes.”

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The Inauguration

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Out of the Closet

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GOP and Women and Minorities

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Immigration

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Colin Powell Talks GOP Racism, Paul Krugman Blasts Jon Stewart, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the Treasury Department’s decision about minting a trillion dollar coin and another George Bush mulls a bid for public office.

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Piers Morgan

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A Picture Worth Far More Than 1,000 Words

To publish or not to publish? That was the debate in media circles this week after the New York Post printed a horrifying photo of a man named Ki Suk Han who had been pushed onto the subway tracks and was trying to avoid getting hit by a train.

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It’s the Economy, Stupid!

Some people claim immigration reform is political posturing; others say it’s a humanitarian issue. The reality: It’s in the country’s self-interest.

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Don’t Stay for Coffee

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Immigration Reality

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What Piñata?

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GOP Hispanic Outreach

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Romney Flip-Floppulence

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Debates, DOMA and Immigration Extremists

Last week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Jim Morrison of Here TV and Truthdig’s Bill Boyarsky discuss debates, alternative candidates and Daniel Ellsberg’s mandate to vote for Obama. Also: How immigration extremists stand in the way of economic recovery.

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Debates, DOMA and Immigration Extremists

Last week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Jim Morrison of Here TV and Truthdig’s Bill Boyarsky discuss debates, alternative candidates and Daniel Ellsberg’s mandate to vote for Obama. Also: How immigration extremists stand in the way of economic recovery.

Posted on Oct 22, 2012 READ MORE


The Next America

Assuming that neither man faints on the stage at their final debate on Monday, the Obama-Romney race now depends on three smoking guns rarely discussed by candidates: geography, demography, and getting out the right vote.

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Kids Say the Darnest Things

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Truthdigger of the Week: Juan Gonzalez

“Democracy Now!” co-host and award-winning journalist Juan Gonzalez has brought a deep understanding of the United States’ historical relationship with Latin America to bear on immigration issues affecting all Americans in the present. 

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Good News for Gay and Lesbian Immigrants

The Department of Homeland Security has emerged as an unlikely advocate for gay rights. The agency will now consider long-term same-sex couples as being in a “family relationship” for immigration purposes.

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Republicans Lost the War With Women the Moment They Declared It

A new poll shows that Obama will likely win re-election thanks overwhelmingly to female voters. Fight a war with women and you’ll lose, because women have always had to fight harder.

Posted on Sep 27, 2012 READ MORE


America Is the Cause of Its Immigration ‘Problem’

“Civil rights are for blacks,” conservative commentator Ann Coulter said on ABC’s “This Week” during a show on immigration and the Latino vote Sunday. That’s nonsense, says “Democracy Now!” co-host Juan Gonzalez, who along with filmmaker Eduardo Lopez directed a deeply informative film about the root causes of Latin American immigration to the United States.

Posted on Sep 25, 2012 READ MORE



AP/J. Scott Applewhite

Not All Undocumented Immigrants Are on Obama’s Side (Video)

Benita Veliz, a young Hispanic from San Antonio, proclaimed her unauthorized status and her support for President Obama in front of millions of television viewers at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday. But her enthusiasm for the incumbent is not universal among the undocumented.

Posted on Sep 6, 2012 READ MORE


John Roberts: Switch Hitter

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Robert Scheer, Lisa Bloom, ACLU Arizona Executive Director Alessandra Soler and Move to Amend’s David Cobb on the Supreme Court. Also: A big city goes bust.

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