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American Apparel

American Apparel

Courtesy of the New York Post, we learn that American Apparel may soon be going the way of its founder’s pet political cause. Whether or not CEO Dov Charney is ultimately forced to file for bankruptcy, the fact that the Canadian immigrant will have less time and disposable income to contribute to the cause of wholesale...
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The Spoiler Effect

The Spoiler Effect

A subject I’ve explored in earlier entries, the potential third party candidacy of former congressman Tom Tancredo is something that Colorado voters will have to grapple with in the weeks ahead. That is, if he persists in his gubernatorial bid, which looks increasingly like a self-defeating proposition.  Not only will his candidacy impair the electoral chances of Dan Maes-illustrated...
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Long Islanders Rally in Support of Arizona

On Sunday, August 15, Tea Party activists rallied in Arizona to support SB 1070, the controversial law requiring state authorities to enforce immigration laws. In Huntington, Long Island, on that same date, the Conservative Society for Action, a local Tea Party organization, had over fifty members rallying along the Jericho Turnpike in support of...
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How Times Have Changed

How Times Have Changed

One of the chief drawbacks of being a member of the  United States Senate is the seemingly constant need to completely abandon positions you held earlier in your career, usually  out of a misplaced sense of political expediency. Case in point, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, whose views on birthright citizenship have evolved over the years.
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Utah’s Dilemma

Utah’s Dilemma

One salutary effect of SB 1070’s passage is the debate it’s generated among state legislators in other parts of the country, especially those in similarly besieged, southwestern states. As I explained in a post several days ago, one of most illegal alien friendly jurisdictions is the state of Utah. Fortunately, that is starting to...
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Rally At The Border

Rally At The Border

From the New York Times, we learn that border security activists have decided to highlight the most pressing domestic policy issue of our time by heading to the border themselves. Putting aside the reflexive use of the word “controversial” as a synonym for bad, this story highlights a few important points.
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Driver’s Licenses

Driver’s Licenses

One notable impact of SB 1070, even in the truncated form that emerged from Judge Susan Bolton’s partial injunction, is the desire on the part of illegal aliens to flee to neighboring states. One of the most compassionate towards the “undocumented” seems to be the state of Utah, which allows them to obtain driver’s...
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The First Step

The First Step

From the Associated Press, we learn that President Obama signed the border security bill  I wrote about last week. The good part is that this law is intended specifically to enhance policing our borders, with not a single bracero program or “path to citizenship” in sight.
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The Camp of the Saints

The Camp of the Saints

The problem of broken borders is one shared by our neighbors to the north, as this story from the Voice of America illustrates. Apparently, a ship filled of Tamil refugees is seeking to dock in Canada, most likely because of its extremely liberal asylum policies.
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Arizona Comes To Florida

Arizona Comes To Florida

Despite the fact that its chief provision has largely been enjoined by federal judge Susan Bolton, SB 1070 seems to have taken hold of the public’s imagination, as this news from the state of Florida illlustrates. Actually, the proposed law seems to have incoporated elements from previous Arizona laws-which have been upheld-that punished smuggling and...
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