American culture is not one culture but a salad of cultures. Arizona is attempting to destroy that fabric in the most covert racist fashion. Rachel Maddow’s piece below shows the genesis of much of this calculated racism.
Archives for April 2010
This week, Senate Republicans did all they could to block Wall Street reform. We beat back their obstruction to move forward with debate, but we know we’re in for more of the same in the weeks ahead. So next Thursday, May 6th, OFA volunteers are putting together a Wall Street Reform Day of Action, to […]
Duncan Hunter’s false patriotism has him objecting to the 14th amendment of the constitution. The Right Wing Republicans / Tea Party members love to wrap themselves in the Constitution. Maybe they should try reading it first. REAL REPUBLICANS, where are you? Reclaim the party please. We need multiple parties for check and balances, but both […]
Minerva Novoa, Advocacy Web Administrator The Wall Street CEOs got their taxpayer bailouts and huge bonuses – now they’re trying to stop reforms that would protect us from getting the shakedown again! Debate begins today on the Wall Street reform bill and your Senators are hearing right now from deep-pocketed lobbyists trying to fill the […]
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka gives a strong interview on the ills of Wallstreet.
BY JONATHAN J. COOPER and PAUL DAVENPORT 04/29/10 04:18 PM PHOENIX — Anger mounted Thursday over an Arizona law cracking down on illegal immigration as a police officer filed one of the first lawsuits challenging the law and activists gathered outside an Arizona Diamondbacks game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, chanting "Boycott Arizona." The […]
When these accidents occur, we are left with most of the cleanup bill, we are left with lost employment, and we are left with a lower tax base.
That the GOP and some Bank Supported Democrats would fight so hard to remove or weaken a Consumer Protection Agency speaks volume for the need of removing corporations completely from the ability to fund campaigns. Government that works dictates the need for a Consumer Protection Agency within the government whose interest is the interest of […]
This accident is bad but may be a blessing in disguise. It will give us a reason to really push towards clean renewable energy, it will give material examples of why government regulation is imperative, and it will show that while in good times private corporations always want small government, they generally want larger government […]
Former President Bill Clinton enthusiastically weighed into the blistering national debate on immigration today with a resounding assertion that America needs more immigrants — not fewer — to ensure its long-term fiscal future. At a symposium on deficit reduction today (see my earlier story), Clinton said that one key to avoiding massive debt is […]
Columnist George Will is of the opinion that Arizona’s police officers are capable of handling the task that the state’s draconian new anti-immigration law drops into their laps. That is to say, they must do a better job at enforcing illegal immigration statutes, without racial profiling, and do so effectively enough to not get […]
We need your help to keep divisive politics out of Texas’ classrooms. From now until May 14th, the State Board of Education is accepting public comments on its proposed curriculum changes. The SBOE has proposed removing Thomas Jefferson from a part of the curriculum. They are also planning to exclude references to Hispanics who fought […]
We must concurrently control our borders and allow those decent immigrants who got in to this country, just as the original settlers got in, a path to full citizenship. The Arizona Racial Profiling Bill is immoral and un-American.
Bipartisan negotiations over Wall Street reform appeared on the brink of collapse Tuesday night, over the issue of consumer financial protection, and Republicans appeared prepared to ultimately cede the current fight to the Democrats, signaling that if a deal between each party’s principals doesn’t bear fruit soon, they’ll move ahead with the Democrats’ bill. […]
In October, former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) broke with his party to argue that health care reform “is not socialized medicine” and suggested that he could have voted for the bill. “You hear a lot of people on the extreme say that socialized medicine is going to come in and control everything. […]
A series of recent developments in various Republican Senate races has once again called into question whether the party’s committees are squandering a historic opportunity as they approach the 2010 elections. In several races throughout the country, candidates who either have the explicit backing of the party apparatus or are widely considered the establishment […]
America, wake up and force your elected official to pass an effective finance reform bill. When 40% of domestic profit are made from moving money as opposed to making products and services then most are falling behind, the country is falling behind. Instead of allowing corporate induced propaganda to use abortion, immigration, big […]
Making money from money as opposed making money from products and services ensures a countries economy will ultimately fail as it transfers it wealth straight to the top. The Secret of the Banks’ Success Back in early 2009 I was skeptical about the ability of major banks to recapitalize themselves out of profits. I was […]
Although Senate Banking Committee Chair Chris Dodd and his sometime Republican ally Richard Shelby continued to make noises on the Sunday talk shows about a possible bipartisan deal, both President Obama and House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank have personally urged Dodd not to cut a deal with Republicans. I asked Frank point blank […]