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What Do YOU Think: Should the Immigration Fee Hikes Be Revoked?

Check this out! The Register is reporting today that Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) is intoducing legislation to reverse the recent fee increases for immigration services. As of now, fees for most immigration services have been increased with the hikes taking effect together. For instance, the cost of naturalization is increasing by 69 percent to…

‘Something’s in the works’ to trigger a police state

From TheRawStory.com Muriel Kane Published: Thursday July 19, 2007 Thom Hartmann began his program on Thursday by reading from a new Executive Order which allows the government to seize the assets of anyone who interferes with its Iraq policies. He then introduced old-line conservative Paul Craig Roberts — a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury…

Born and Raised in the U.S.A.

Cross-posted from newsweek.washingtonpost.com Born and Raised in the U.S.A. by Keith Ellison I didn’t need to watch the PBS series “America at a Crossroads” or read the recent Pew Research Center survey on American Muslims, to know that the Muslim community is under intense scrutiny. The day I won the Democratic Farmer Labor (DFL) endorsement…

What Is Wasteful?

OK, I can’t stop thinking about this. All the Orange County Supervisors claim to be good “fiscal conservatives” who are “responsible” in spending our tax dollars. John Moorlach says that current pension benefits for county deputy sheriffs are “irresponsible” and “illegal under state law”. Janet Nguyen tells us that we need a “county services office”…