Joint Declaration by 58 NatSec Officials Rejects Trump’s Phony Emergency
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Joint Declaration by 58 NatSec Officials Rejects Trump’s Phony Emergency

A roster of former national security officials that include Secretaries of State, Defense and Homeland Security, a CIA Director and Director of National Intelligence and National Security Advisors under both Democratic and Republican administrations have issued a joint declaration denouncing President Trump’s emergency declaration to build a border wall.  The group stressed that “[w]e are … Continue reading

First Lawsuit Challenging President Trump’s Emergency Declaration
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First Lawsuit Challenging President Trump’s Emergency Declaration

On Friday President Trump declared an emergency under the National Emergencies Act in order to fund construction of a border wall.  In a bizarre Rose Garden press conference, President Trump explained “I could do the wall over a longer period of time. I didn’t need to do this, but I’d rather do it much faster.” Within … Continue reading

Ten Factoids on Why You Should Vote
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Ten Factoids on Why You Should Vote

Reason to Vote: A recent UN report concluded that we only have approximately 12 years to make massive and unprecedented changes to global energy infrastructure to limit global warming to moderate levels. #ClimateChange pic.twitter.com/hQwtu8M71n — Bennet Kelley (@bennetkelley) November 2, 2018 Reasons to Vote: It's time for more than #thoughtsandprayers. #gunsense #guncontrol #2018 pic.twitter.com/FEoXkZDWH2 — … Continue reading

DHS Gets Schooled by Refugee Act Author Who Resigns from Advisory Council Over Depraved “Child Kidnapping” Policy
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DHS Gets Schooled by Refugee Act Author Who Resigns from Advisory Council Over Depraved “Child Kidnapping” Policy

Brooklyn’s Elizabeth Holtzman was the youngest woman elected to Congress after she upset House Judiciary Committee Chairman Emanuel Celler (the longest-serving member of Congress) in 1972.  She immediately gained prominence serving on the Judiciary Committee as it considered articles of impeachment against President Nixon in 1974. She later became chair of the Immigration Subcommittee and … Continue reading

The Perils of Being Led by the Bankruptcy King
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The Perils of Being Led by the Bankruptcy King

The Perils of Being Led by the Bankruptcy King Trump Chooses Ideology over Jobs July 16, 2017 President Trump is currently proposing major changes to three industries that account for approximately one-third of the U.S. economy – health care, energy and the internet. In each case, the decisions are primarily ideologically based, providing red meat … Continue reading

TRUMP’S SHAMEFUL EXECUTIVE ORDER
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TRUMP’S SHAMEFUL EXECUTIVE ORDER

  TRUMP’S SHAMEFUL EXECUTIVE ORDER     WASHINGTON LETTER TO TOURO SYNAGOGUE ORDER BARS LEGAL RESIDENTS Breaking: Trump exec order so broad it could bar 500k *legal residents* from travelinghttps://t.co/2b1yoVuEKQ pic.twitter.com/Fk9LJ5hE7h — ProPublica (@ProPublica) January 28, 2017   EXCLUDES COUNTRIES TRUMP DOES BUSINESS WITH This #MuslimBan is not about security. It's about racism and bigotry.And … Continue reading

Freedom agenda for Democrats in 2014
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Freedom agenda for Democrats in 2014

  Freedom Agenda for Democrats in 2014     HuffPost Link    SMDP Link   December 31, 2013 This has been a disappointing year for President Obama and the Democrats. One would think that a year that featured a medley of Republican self-inflicted wounds culminating in the pointless government shutdown would end with the Democrats heading … Continue reading

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A Whiter Shade of Pale: Arizona and State Sponsored Bigotry

Rosalyn Carter once said, “a leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” Governor Brewer has chosen the former and elected to play to Arizonans’ fears and prejudices. Regardless of the merits of each proposal, when viewed collectively and in the context of the election of the nation’s first black President, Governor Brewer clearly was setting the tone that the state would protect the dominance of its declining white majority. Continue reading

Immigration / Racism

Cinco de Mayo and Neo-Know Nothingism

For example, census data for Arizona reports that foreign born residents (FBRs) account for 60 percent of the state’s population. That would be a cause for concern were it not for the fact that the data is from 1870 and is five times Arizona’s current FBR rate. In fact, at both the national level and in Tancredo’s home state, the current “great wave” of immigration is significantly below levels for 1870-1930. Continue reading