First, pardon the shameless self-promotion, but America’s Voice has produced a TV ad regarding CNN’s Lou Dobbs problem, in conjunction with the Media Matters campaigns to Drop Dobbs. Watch the ad and donate to get it on the air.
Next up: health care. Cynthia Tucker, a brilliant editorialist with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, comments on the lack of compassion for uninsured immigrants and uninsured Americans in this supposed “city on the hill.” Andrea Nill describes the outrageous claims by Senator Grassley (R-IA) that the Baucus bill doesn’t do enough to screen out undocumented immigrants (speaking of shameless!). And check out this Matt Bor’s cartoon from September 16, which skewers the likes of Grassley.
There’s a must-read piece by Drew Weston on racism – is it or isn’t it? He uses immigration and does the thought experiment on how Americans would react if most undocumented were from England rather than Mexico as a way to distinguish explicit from implicit racism.
Last but not least, it’s a big day for DREAM Act supporters, with events being staged across the country. Also, North Carolina repeals ugly ban on undocumented immigrants’ access to community colleges in the state.