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Extremism

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Ohio’s Voice

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Albert Hunt of Bloomberg View Sets the Record Straight on the Republican Meme that the Border is Out of Control In a piece entitled, “Facing the Facts on Illegal Immigration,” Hunt takes on the notion that is repeated ad nauseum in the Fox News/GOP bubble: “the border is out of control, it’s Obama’s fault, and we have… Continue »

Cross-posted at the Hill: The results of the 2012 elections showed that Republicans are teetering at the edge of a “demographic cliff.” They have alienated Latino voters so thoroughly that they risk becoming a regional party unless something big changes, and changes soon. It’s obvious how they got here: the anti-immigration wedge strategy employed by… Continue »

The momentum for winning immigration reform in 2013 seems to be growing every day. Yesterday, Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) announced he was “more optimistic today” about passing significant reform than before the election. And he should know. Not only is Sen. Bennet a member of the bipartisan Gang of 8 Senators who are crafting a… Continue »

Cross-posted at “A MomsRising Blog Carnival on Protecting Family Unity, Strengthening Communities and Ensuring a Thriving Economy with the Contributions of Immigrants“: After Republicans reached an historic low among Latino voters in last month’s election, political analysts of all stripes began to say that the GOP should change its immigration plank and work with Democrats to enact reasonable and… Continue »

Yesterday, Mitt Romney spoke at a candidate’s forum on Univisión, after other recent Latino-focused appearances in front of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and on Telemundo. There was a bit of revisionist history going on last night in Mitt Romney’s performance on Univisión. And while the crowd of Romney supporters seemed to like it,… Continue »

The following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director at America’s Voice Education Fund, responding to today’s release of additional Deferred Action guidelines by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS): There’s a lot of excitement around this announcement from DHS because the pieces are falling into place.  In less than two weeks, thousands of young immigrants… Continue »

Cross-Posted at Mom’s Rising and Daily Kos: It’s painful to watch. Rep. Sandy Adams (R-FL), a victim of domestic violence, has let herself become the spokesperson for the grievously flawed and dangerous Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passed by House Republicans.  But asserting that “VAWA must protect all victims,” as Adams does in a new… Continue »

Cross-Posted at Mom’s Rising: “Russian Women are no longer the best kept secret of the cold war” notes the website of Encounters International, the mail-order bride company that is lobbying hard for the passage of the scary Republican version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) — the version that passed the House of Representatives… Continue »