Analysis of the Sonia Sotomayor factor in the November 2010 midterm elections.
|By: reg825 Wednesday October 13, 2010 8:18 pm|
The conservative network that is currenlty serving as the mouthpiece for the Republican party in the U.S. has launched a website that will be targeting Latinos: FoxNewsLatino.com. Will there be a progressive response?
|By: TheMediaConsortium Thursday September 30, 2010 8:46 am|
It’s no secret that anti-immigrant activists have a penchant for targeting youth, the most vulnerable of the undocumented set. But the Senate defeat of the popular DREAM Act confirmed the obvious. The war on immigrants is being waged not only along our borders, but within our classrooms as well.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Thursday September 23, 2010 8:39 am|
Immigration reform activists suffered a disappointing setback this week. The Senate failed to muster enough votes to move forward with an annual defense authorization bill that would have included both the DREAM Act and a repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” as amendments. At Feet in Two Worlds, Sarah Kate Kramer has a good breakdown of the floor action.
As Kramer notes, not all is lost. The defense bill—and the DREAM Act with it—are certainly stalled, but Democrats say they plan to try again after midterm elections. The DREAM movement, for its part, seems invigorated by the close call.
|By: Joe Baur Tuesday September 21, 2010 3:29 pm|
And we’re back, just in time to talk about DON’T ASK DON’T TELL, the law that basically says, “Slow down! We’re still getting used to blacks.”
|By: kyledeb Tuesday September 21, 2010 6:33 am|
Originally posted at Citizen Orange.
The fate of almost a million lives could be decided in the next six hours. As a voter, as a millenial, as a migrant, as a Guatemalan, I’m writing to say that I will be watching along with the vast majority of those who will determine the future of the United States of America.
If you already haven’t heard already, Harry Reid is going to offer the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act up as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act. The Senate is scheduled to vote on taking up the Act tomorrow at 2:15 p.m. If you haven’t called you’re Senator yet in the support of the DREAM Act please do so now by calling:
It is imperative that you focus on these Senators. If you’ve called already, call again. If you’ve called again, ask five friends to do the same. If you’ve done all that, here are some more actions you can take.
|By: Jim White Tuesday September 21, 2010 6:00 am|
With over three months left on the calendar, a helicopter crash today that killed nine NATO troops made 2010 the deadliest year for foreign troops in Afghanistan since the US-led invasion in 2001. The latest surge in violence in Afghanistan is viewed as an attempt by insurgents to disrupt the elections that took place over the weekend. Meanwhile, back in Washington, Senate debate on the annual National Defense Authorization Act consists solely in politicans polishing their credentials for the midterm elections by taking positions relative to the included DREAM Act and repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, rather than a debate on the merits of a war that has spiraled completely out of control.
|By: reg825 Monday September 20, 2010 1:46 pm|
Undocumented youth that would benefit from DREAM Act ask “let us serve.”
|By: reg825 Friday September 17, 2010 12:35 pm|
Video of segments that appeared on Keith Olbermann’s show, September 16, 2010.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Thursday September 16, 2010 8:37 am|
After months of intense debate over the Obama administration’s efforts to revamp our immigration system, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has made a decisive, though piecemeal, move on immigration reform by adding the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors (DREAM) Act as an amendment to the defense authorization bill.