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State-Sanctioned Discrimination

BY JOHN NIKITAS Last February, both chambers of Arizona’s state legislature nar­rowly passed a bill expanding the scope of Arizona’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act to cover individuals and corporations as well as religious institutions. Although Arizona’s Republican Gov­ernor, Jan Brewer, eventually vetoed SB 1062, exploring the politics surrounding the bill yields some interesting insights regarding…

Keeping Up With the Supreme Court

          Forget following the latest, minute details from the Obama and Romney campaigns and continue to ignore the most recent debate (or debacle) emerging from Congress. This June, it is time for the third branch of the U.S. government to shine. Or to fail, depending on the political viewpoint. From both…

Why the GOP Loses with Latinos

Mitt Romney rarely scores a knockout. Usually, his victory (or concession) speeches feature words of caution about it being a long race and that slowly but surely he will garner the delegates necessary to win the GOP nomination. He may think that prospect is inevitable, but to everyone else it just looks interminable. With that…

Waking Up From the American Dream

As we read headline after headline highlighting political gridlock, anemic economic conditions, and violent wars abroad, it’s easy to glean the common theme from the news: America is struggling. Our economy and political system have collapsed, and our international clout has diminished. People are increasingly skeptical of whether the US remains the world’s superpower. The…

The Ethics of Immigration

The immigration debate generally focuses on jobs, taxes, the use of resources and the law.  Some people say immigrants will help the economy, other say they take American jobs.  Maybe they will work hard and revive poor neighborhoods, or maybe they will take advantage of our schooling system at our expense. But its been years…

Mexico Issues Travel Warning to Citizens

The Mexican government warned its citizens Tuesday to use extreme caution if visiting Arizona because of a tough new law that requires all immigrants and visitors to carry U.S.-issued documents or risk arrest. The controversial new law signed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has faced stiff opposition from many groups and individuals, including various Hispanic…

Compromise, Dissent Rile Senate

As Democrats in Congress look to capitalize on high support for stricter financial regulation, many Republicans are now trying to slow debate on several other key issues, including climate and immigration legislation. While Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has put in motion plans to begin financial reform formal debate in the Senate later this afternoon,…

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