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Sonia Nazario on the Daily Show: We Need to Do the "Right Thing" By Central American Children

Must-watch today is Pulitzer Prize winning author Sonia Nazario‘s interview with The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart about the Central American children’s crisis and the US response to it.  We last wrote about Nazario on Sunday, when she appeared on MSNBC.  Nazario has been an effective and clear spokesperson for who these children are, why at least … Continue reading »

Colbert Report: We Have So Much Love for Central American Children That We Must…Deport Them?

Last Thursday, Stephen Colbert aired this takedown of conservatives who go out of their way to express sympathy and compassion for children fleeing violence — and then call for their immediate deportation.  Watch the clip below: The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive As Colbert points out over and over, … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Jon Stewart, Rachel Maddow Skewer House GOP on Immigration Reform

While Spanish-language media is furious at the House GOP’s latest excuse for not passing immigration reform, liberal commentators are ridiculing Speaker Boehner and his timidity in the face of the House Tea Party/conservative/Steve King wing. Yesterday, both Jon Stewart of the Daily Show and Rachel Maddow of MSNBC skewered House Republicans for their continued obstinacy on immigration reform in an environment … Continue reading »

Jon Stewart, Rachel Maddow Skewer House GOP on Immigration Reform

While Spanish-language media is furious at the House GOP’s latest excuse for not passing immigration reform, liberal commentators are ridiculing Speaker Boehner and his timidity in the face of the House Tea Party/conservative/Steve King wing. Yesterday, both Jon Stewart of the Daily Show and Rachel Maddow of MSNBC skewered House Republicans for their continued obstinacy on … Continue reading »

WATCH: Jorge Ramos Talks Immigration on the Daily Show

In case you missed it last night, Jorge Ramos’ interview with the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart is a must-watch.  Ramos was on to promote the new network he anchors–Fusion–but nearly his entire interview was about immigration reform and why both parties need to worry about passing it. Ramos reminded Republicans that immigration is a gateway … Continue reading »

Colbert Report on Steve King Remarks: King is Just Saying Immigrants Would Make Great Pets

Steve King’s latest comments comparing DREAMers to drug smugglers with “calves the size of cantaloupes” has exploded into one of the biggest news stories this week.  Last night, Stephen Colbert on the Colbert Report discussed King in a segment that went over King’s history comparing immigrants to animals, like dogs.  Transcript and video follow below, … Continue reading »

In Case You Missed It: The Daily Show Talks Immigration from “His Panic Room”

The Daily Show last night with Jon Stewart and correspondents Al Madrigal and Jessica Williams covered the hot immigration news of this week with their own take on why Republicans are suddenly so willing to come to the table on reform.  As Al Madrigal said: To see Republicans in a last-ditch attempt to ensure the … Continue reading »

ICYMI: "Undocumented Immigrants" Take Third in Time Magazine "Person of the Year" Readers’ Choice Contest

TIME Magazine editors named Barack Obama their “Person of the Year” today–but in the magazine’s recent Readers’ Choice poll for the same award, the President came in at 18th.  “Undocumented Immigrants“ finished with a strong third, while The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart took second, and first place went to North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un (after meddling from 4chan.) Undocumented … Continue reading »

"Undocumented Immigrants" Take Third in Time Magazine "Person of the Year" Readers’ Choice Contest

TIME Magazine editors named Barack Obama their “Person of the Year” today–but in the magazine’s recent Readers’ Choice poll for the same award, the President came in at 18th.  “Undocumented Immigrants“ finished with a strong third, while The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart took second, and first place went to North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un (after meddling from 4chan.) Undocumented … Continue reading »