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Rolling Stone Magazine: GOP’s Crackpot Agenda


Rolling Stone Magazine’s political coverage has been sharp and detailed in its reporting, a far cry from the brilliant yet gonzo journalism style employed by the late Hunter S. Thompson, but this piece in the Magazine’s year end review details how the Republican party platform for the 2012 presidential race isn’t all that different from candidate to candidate.

Fear, anger drive Latinos away from Republicans

From the Sacramento Bee: A couple of years ago, I conducted 24 focus groups among Latino immigrants across the country…. After about five or six of the groups, I began asking this question; “If people in America are so against immigrants, why do you think they hire you?” In every group, the answer was the same:…

What Would Reagan Do?

In his eloquent “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” written in response to white ministers who criticized nonviolent activist tactics, Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote powerfully, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” It greatly bothered King that white Christians could stand by idly while oppression of fellow human beings continued unabated, “Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.”

Baseball Trumps Politics in Anaheim

I was able to score four tickets for Tuesday’s night’s All-Star Game at Angels Stadium, and got there about 3:30 PM.  As my son and I wandered around the front of the stadium, there were two small protests going on.  A series of religious signs were scattered in a haphazard manner and then there was…

Feds sue Arizona on Immigration Law

Breaking news from the Washington Post. The Federal Government has filed suit against Arizona over the controversial new immigration law. From the story: The lawsuit, which three sources said could be filed as early as Tuesday, will invoke for its main argument the legal doctrine of “preemption,” which is based on the Constitution’s supremacy clause…