Republicans: We’ll work on our Hispanic Problem Later Immigration reform dying


Republicans walked away from their 2012 debacle hell-bent on fixing their problems with Hispanics. Now, they appear hell-bent on making them worse. In private conversations, top Republicans on Capitol Hill now predict comprehensive immigration reform will die a slow, months-long death in the House. Like with background checks for gun buyers, the conventional wisdom thatContinue reading “Republicans: We’ll work on our Hispanic Problem Later Immigration reform dying”

2011: A good year to be gay


From marriage equality to the end of don’t ask, don’t tell, this has been an extraordinary year. Here, Aaron Hicklin, editor-in-chief of Out magazine, looks forward to the end of gay culture A funny thing happened in America in 2011. With the US political establishment in deadlock and Republicans bowing to Tea Party mandarins overContinue reading “2011: A good year to be gay”

Jim Crow 2012: Mexican Americans Under Attack


Jim Crow laws were state and local laws in the United States enacted between 1876 and 1965.   Literacy test were used to keep people of color and sometimes poor whites from voting. 2011: Laws are being passed in the name of preventing “voter fraud. The laws in question include requiring voter identification cards at the polls, limiting theContinue reading “Jim Crow 2012: Mexican Americans Under Attack”

Has Sarah Palin saved the GOP?


There has been a lot of carping about Republicans’ prospects for November since Palin-backed candidate Cristine O’ Donnell defeated longtime Delaware officeholder  Mike Castle for the Republican Senate nomination Tuesday. But contrary to conventional wisdom, the 2008 vice presidential nominee has kept the party strong. How? She has kept the Tea Party faithful inside the GOPContinue reading “Has Sarah Palin saved the GOP?”