Heather Cox Richardson has a gift for seeing the connections in American history—for synthesizing a picture that makes sense out of a broad range of elements. She integrates larger economic and cultural developments with the experience of men and women at all levels of society, as well as the decisions and conflicts of policymakers and power brokers. She demonstrated her powers as a writer and historian brilliantly in her books West from Appomattox and Wounded Knee, and does so again in her brilliant To Make Men Free.
|By: T. J. Stiles Sunday October 5, 2014 1:59 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 2, 2014 2:22 pm|
Apparently, first directly lying to a major constituency and then telling them they will be be thrown under the bus for crass political reasons is a bad strategy.
|By: Jon Walker Monday August 25, 2014 10:04 am|
A plurality of Republicans think immigration is the biggest problem facing the country right now but it ranks only fourth with Democrats.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday August 1, 2014 9:35 am|
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on behalf of five Muslims allegedly denied American citizenship because of a secretive policy a Homeland Security Department’s immigration agency operates. The program grants the government broad discretion to designate those applying for citizenship as “national security concerns.”
According to the ACLU’s filed complaint [PDF], the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has engaged in the “unlawful delay and denial of plaintiffs’ applications for citizenship and lawful permanent residence [LPR] under a secretive policy” known as the Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program (CAARP).
|By: Attaturk Monday July 28, 2014 1:30 am|
But…of course, Michele Bachmann has a new solution to the humanitarian crisis of refugees along the US/ Mexico border.
|By: DSWright Tuesday July 22, 2014 8:54 am|
Texas Governor Rick Perry, now sporting glasses perhaps to overcome questions concerning low intelligence, announced he will be sending 1000 Texas National Guard soldiers to help secure Texas’ border with Mexico as part of “Operation Strong Safety.”
|By: DSWright Monday July 21, 2014 12:13 pm|
On November 20th, 1996, Rahm Emanuel had an idea. Amidst the joy of the re-election of his friend and mentor, President Bill Clinton, Emanuel saw an opportunity for the president to help the Democratic Party maintain a perceived “parity” with the GOP on crime – record deportations. The revelation is contained in recently released documents from the Clinton Library after 12 years of being concealed.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday July 16, 2014 6:08 pm|
The media coverage of thousands of youth migrants/refugees from Central America has dramatically raised the public’s concern about immigration issues in general. The issue went from barely registering a few months ago to now being seen as the most important problem among a plurality of Americans.
|By: Attaturk Wednesday July 16, 2014 1:30 am|
Overcompensating assholes…on the march!
|By: Attaturk Monday July 14, 2014 1:30 am|
So many faces, so few available palms.