GOP planning to campaign again on immigrant issue

Link: GOP pressing immigrant issue. I didn’t realize that Republican strategists were actually pushing Congressional recommit votes on immigration-related language to paint Democrats as pro-immigrant. I have to say, I’m utterly delighted that they are hanging that anchor around their own necks. I think most Americans, and especially independents, recoil at policies and political stands … Read more

Andrew Thomas Propositions Arizona

The current Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is a savvy politician. He knows what red meat smells like and he knows his constituents’ feeding schedule. And he has skillfully used ballot propositions to position himself with voters and to shape the debate on crime and immigration. He created and sponsored a proposition in 1996 that … Read more

Guest Commentary by Karl Reiner: The World’s Richest Man Is a Symptom of Mexico’s Shortcomings

A number of business publications recently carried reports regarding Carlos Slim. With a fortune estimated at $60 billion, the Mexican businessman has become the world’s richest man.  Slim replaced Bill Gates of the United States who held the top spot for a number of years.  According to the reports, Slim’s family business holdings in Mexico … Read more

Medicaid Documentation Requirement Disproportionately Harms Non-Hispanics

Link: Medicaid Documentation Requirement Disproportionately Harms Non-Hispanics, New State Data Show: Rule Mostly Hurts U.S. Citizen Children, Not Undocumented Immigrants, 7/10/07. In yet another example of how Republican policymaking turns out to be just dumb-fuckery in disguise, a new study shows that new requirements to prove citizenship in order to obtain Medicaid benefits are actually … Read more