Archive: April, 2010
We can change the world...again?
Phoenix -- epicenter of the new war on civil liberties that's being waged in the name of curbing undocumented immigration -- is also on the short list for (and how appropriate would this be?) hosting the 2012 Republican National Convention:
But then you’ve still got two other aspects of this issue that have to be resolved as well. We need to sit down as Americans and recognize these are God’s children as well. And they need some protection under the law; they need some of our love and compassion. I want to assure you that I’ll enforce the borders first. We’ll solve this immigration problem.
Sorry New York Post, but those golden eggs are fraudulent.
I was wondering when or even if the Democratic U.S. Senate primary between the incumbent party-switcher Sen. Arlen Specter and Delco U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak would ever heat up -- both sides are finally running ads, and the conventional wisdon is that Specter, who not long ago was a pro-Bush, pro-Santorum Republican, had skated far enough to the left on most issues like health care to at least beat back the rationale for Sestak's challenge. Maybe so, but there is still room on Specter's left.
Specifically, you can't consider yourself much of a progressive if you're still opposing closing the loophole that allows for purchases without background checks at gun shows, as Specter has done in his Republican past. Some 168 mayors from Pennsylvania are today begging Specter and his fellow anti-gun-control Democrat Sen. Bob Casey to change their minds on this issue, and this seems like one of those cases where good politics would actually be good policy.
Two years before Arizona celebrates its centennial as the last of the 48 contiguous United States, I'm beginning to wonder if they can truly make it until 2012. If Republican Gov. Jan Brewer signs into law the harsh anti-immigration law recently passed by state lawmakers -- making racial profiling the law of the law in a manner in which the term "police state" is not hyberbole -- then the desert paradise will all but have seceded from the Union. Not legally -- not yet, anyway, although in a few years who knows? -- but morally.
Here's the proposed law:
Tomorrow's news today:Flyers’ owner Ed Snider has just picked up another right-winger.This one won’t help Philadelphia finally win another Stanley Cup, though.