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Supreme Court’s Arizona Immigration Decision NOT a Win for Brewer

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer

On Monday, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled against the State of Arizona regarding three key provisions of the controversial state law regarding immigration enforcement. The court declined to rule on the most controversial provision requiring local law enforcement official to determine the immigration status of individuals they suspect of not being in the country…

Olbermann: Beware fear’s racist temptation

The rationalizations of the racist are too many and too contradictory for the rest of us to keep them straight. The whole of the anger at government movement is predicated on this. Times are tough. The future is confusing. The threat from those who would dismantle our way of life is real, as if we weren‘t, to some extent, doing it for them now.

A Great American Hope: Time to Pardon Jack Johnson

O my Lord What a morning, O my Lord, What a feeling, When Jack Johnson Turned Jim Jeffries’ Snow-white face to the ceiling. Adaptation of the spiritual “My Lord, What a Morning” by William Waring Cuney, 1910. While I’m skeptical about their motives, I applaud the efforts of Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Representative Peter…