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Minutemen May Be Gone, But Border Militiamen Are Still On The Prowl
Even though it has been more than three years since the national Minutemen organization based in Arizona, and run by movement cofounder Chris Simcox, shuttered its operations, there are still would-be vigilante militiamen out patrolling the Arizona desert on the lookout for illegal border crossers. And because they are smaller cells and increasingly radical, they are proving to be a real problem. Read more...
I thought the nativists who populate the Republican Party in Arizona would at least have enough sense and basic decency to just run away from Chris Simcox after his arrest on child-molestation charges. I was wrong. Read more...
Why The Right-Wing 'Border Security' Fetish Is A Sham Concocted By Criminal Nativists
The right-wing talk about "border security" has always been just a verbal rubric pasted over the real source of these nativists’ anxieties. It was a coded phrase for the underlying intention: “Keep out the brown people.” Read more...
In a story that will surprise exactly no one familiar with the history of Chris Simcox and the Minuteman movement he cofounded, it was reported Wednesday that Simcox was arrested in Phoenix for sexually molesting three young girls. Read more...
Immigration reform sailed through the first cloture vote on Tuesday, setting the stage for a Senate battle over the path to citizenship and guest worker program. Read more...

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Heaven forbid we're ever going to see John McCain admit that there might just be a problem with the nativist base of his party -- that they've been whipping hatred in for years now over the immigration issue -- that McCain found himself confronted with at his recent series of town hall meetings. Read more...
Sure, it's easy for Republican senators to get all collegial in the confines of their white-granite hallways and talk sweet nothings to the Latino voters who ran the other direction in the 2012 elections. Just wait till they get out and meet Read more...
If you've been frustrated by the profound meaninglessness of the just-finished Beltway battle over the fiscal bluff, and its followup fake debt-ceiling "crisis" this March, take heart: The next really big fight shaping up this spring and summer Read more...
Ruben Navarrette, the conservative Latino columnist who has been struggling for some time with the nature of the beast with which he finds himself in bed, was pondering the other day how -- after 71 percent of the Latino vote in the USA went for Read more...
This may or may not be a brilliant political stroke, and it may have been more calculated than courageous, but any way you look at it, today, President Obama did the right thing: The Obama administration announced on Friday that it would no Read more...