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February 8, 2016
Marco Rubio is No Moderate

In the years before he became legendary for delivering the thirstiest State of the Union response ever, Florida Senator Marco Rubio was peddling another legend. On his path to becoming speaker of the Florida House, Rubio often told Sunshine State audiences he was "the son of exiles" forced to flee their beloved island of Cuba […]

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November 23, 2015
Before Syrian Refugees, America Welcomed Massive Iranian Influx

In the wake of the attacks in Paris apparently carried out by French and Belgian nationals, Republican leaders and a majority of the American people now stand against accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees. While the GOP-controlled House pass legislation erecting new roadblocks to those fleeing the sectarian carnage in Syria, 26 governors (almost all of them […]

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July 8, 2015
Mitt Romney Self-Deports from Donald Trump

So it's come to this. In the wake of Donald Trump's description of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers, remarks that have divided the GOP presidential field, the "severely conservative" former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney declared, "I think he made a severe error in saying what he did about Mexican-Americans." And for that, Bernie […]

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June 21, 2015
GOP Presidential Candidates Snub Major Hispanic Conference for Third Election in a Row

All eyes in the conservative political world were focused this week on the Faith and Freedom Forum in Washington, DC. There, Politico reported, the entire field of 2016 Republican White House hopefuls auditioned before the evangelical faithful to "depict a Christian world under siege" and "road-test their religious messages." But Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Marco […]

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March 18, 2015
Benjamin Netanyahu, America's Friend without Benefits

Whatever happens in Tuesday's elections in Israel, Americans will have learned two valuable lessons. For starters, when it mattered most on U.S. policy towards Iran, Republicans supported a foreign leader over the President of the United States. Just as important, when that leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, declares, "Israel has no better friend than the U.S and […]

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November 21, 2014
Reagan's Ghost Haunts GOP on Immigration and Torture

Name an issue, foreign or domestic, and Republicans will turn to the holy ghost of Ronald Reagan for wisdom and guidance. But for two of the biggest controversies in the news this week--immigration and torture--conservatives won't like the answer they get when they ask, "What would Reagan do?" After all, President Reagan didn't just sign […]

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November 17, 2014
Criminalizing Liberalism

After months of delays, President Obama is poised to finally take executive action to address the crisis of America's 11 million undocumented immigrants, 85 percent of whom are estimated to have lived in the United States for at least five years. Relying on the same authority presidents of both parties have used for over 70 […]

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November 14, 2014
GOP Threatens to Block Loretta Lynch over Executive Power They Demanded for Lame-Duck Bush

A growing number of Republican senators are suggesting they will block the nomination of Loretta Lynch over the issue of "executive amnesty." If so, then no choice President Obama might make for attorney general could possibly be confirmed by the new GOP-controlled Senate. After all, the next head of the Justice Department will obviously agree […]

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October 12, 2014
New Wave of Cubans Seeking Amnesty in U.S.

Over the past year, roughly 68,000 unaccompanied minors crossed the Mexican border into the United States. That now-slowing surge prompted a backlash against Democratic plans to implement immigration reform, whether by legislation or executive action. Now, Republicans including New Hampshire candidate Scott Brown are warning that these undocumented immigrants might be carrying Ebola. Texas Senator […]

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June 20, 2013
GOP Still Fixates on Border Security as Illegal Immigration Plummets

There is a saying that America is always preparing to fight the last war. So it is with the conservative crusade against illegal immigration. After all, even as Tea Party Republicans demand draconian--and expensive-- new "border security" measures, apprehensions of the undocumented have plummeted to 40 year lows. And thanks to the slow U.S. economy […]

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