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Immigration backlash backlash

By R. Neal
May 2, 2006 - Wow! A couple of interesting days here at Facing South and around the nation. I won't try to recap all the news pouring in from around the country about the "Day Without Immigrants" yesterday.

Sunshine Day

March 14, 2006 - Here's a great idea from Florida. Having wrestled with dozens of public agencies over getting access to "public" information, it would be great to see this take hold across the country:

Law and Order: Special Interests Unit

January 10, 2006 - Not long ago, it was Corporate America -- not political figures like Tom DeLay and Jack Abramoff (who made contact with White House folks 200 times in the first 10 months of the Bush era) -- that was awash in scandal.

Corruption

October 17, 2005 - With a $200 billion aid package for hurricane-ravaged Louisiana in limbo, the emerging theme spinning out of the GOP message machine is that Louisiana is too "corrupt" to be trusted with the money, and so the people of the Gulf should just be abandoned.

Houston Has a Problem

May 5, 2005 - Last December, the Dallas Morning News (reg req'd) uncovered anomalies in Houston school district test scores: it seemed that the Bush Administration's No Child Left Behind initiative, with its threat of sanctions for schools with low scores on standardized tests, was driving s

War Games

May 4, 2005 - To get a sense of how far public sentiment has turned against the Bush Administration's foreign policy, one has to go no further than recruitment figures released by the U.S. Army yesterday. Here's a clip from Reuters: