The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced last week that it had broken its own record for deportations, affirming the Obama administration’s zeal for heavy-handed immigration enforcement. According to the announcement, deportations have increased by 70 percent since the Bush administration, totaling 392,000 in fiscal year 2010.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Thursday October 14, 2010 9:07 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday October 12, 2010 11:12 am|
Like a BP oil gusher, foreign money is allegedly flowing into the midterm elections. Heavyweight interests with the muscle to influence legislation to suit their agenda, like the Chamber of Commerce, are at the center of this foreign money gusher putting Republicans over the top in many of the elections where Democratic incumbents are now endangered. Another corporate money gusher, unsurprisingly, is coming as a result of Karl Rove’s and the Koch Brothers’ attempts to influence the outcome of the election.
|By: synchronicity Sunday October 10, 2010 10:16 pm|
I was reminded tonight that John Boehner could become second in the line of succession for president should the republicans gain majority in the house. The thought has me feeling unnerved.
|By: michaelsfb Sunday October 3, 2010 11:18 am|
Drawing on my background in political activism, psychology, and business consulting, I’ve started a new blog that highlights the still noticeable differences between Dems and Reps in a number of areas.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday October 1, 2010 10:35 am|
One month before the midterm elections, hundreds of organizations–many of them major organizations the Democratic Party needs to help them get-out-the-vote (GOTV) for November–will send a message to Democrats: No matter how much you beat upon the base for raising its voice and offering healthy criticism, progressives will still vote for you.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday September 29, 2010 10:38 am|
Over a thousand Appalachian residents and activists participated in a rally and march in Washington, D.C. on Monday, September 27th. The action was the culmination of a multi-day convergence that had been put together by a coalition known as Appalachia Rising, which organized the activity to advance the movement to abolish mountaintop removal coal mining in the United States.
|By: KevinZeese Friday September 24, 2010 9:01 am|
Political operatives are violating tax and election laws right before our eyes but the Federal Elections Commission, Department of Justice and IRS are taking no actions to stop this democracy crime in progress. What can conscious citizen’s do?
|By: Chuckie Corra Friday September 24, 2010 7:35 am|
The scare-tactics are in full-force this midterm election season, with anti-Muslim rhetoric being at the top of the list for some GOP candidates. This takes a step back to look at the ridiculousness being perpetuated by some GOP candidates on the basis of religion, and how Muslim Americans are impacted by it.
|By: doubleaseven Saturday September 18, 2010 4:16 am|
This diary contains two letters – first one pointing to the difficulty in getting out the Progressive votes and a couple of steps that might be helpful.
Second letter is written in response to the President’s remarks at a fundraiser and which are directly relevant to the points raised in the first letter.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday September 15, 2010 1:20 pm|
Tea Party candidate Christine O’Donnell’s victory over nine-term Rep. Mike Castle in Delaware’s Republican Senate primary Tuesday night may have been a signal that a significant number of Delaware citizens are willing to support candidates who like to preach to Americans on what they should and should not do sexually.