Posts Tagged ‘ Hart-Celler Act ’

Misplaced Priorities

Misplaced Priorities

This video report from the Mexican metropolis of Tijuana illustrates the manifold problems inherent in immigration reporting, particularly with regard to the New York Times. Followers of American Rattlesnake should be intimately familiar with the failures of the New York Times when it comes to giving an accurate, objective, and honest assessment of the problems that...
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The Decline and Fall of the New York Times

The Decline and Fall of the New York Times

William McGowan, author of Gray Lady Down: What the Decline and Fall of the New York Times Means for America, spoke to American Rattlesnake about immigration and how it has been covered by the newspaper. He explained the basic premise of the book, and how the New York Times has betrayed its long journalistic tradition as...
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The Old Gray Lady: Down for the Count?

The Old Gray Lady: Down for the Count?

Tuesday night I had the pleasure of attending a discussion held at New York City’s Penn Club, sponsored by the Center for Immigration Studies, which featured one of my favorite journalists/media critics, William McGowan. The author of Gray Lady Down: What the Decline and Fall of the New York Times Means for America, Mr. McGowan...
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When Less Is More (Intelligence Squared Debate)

When Less Is More (Intelligence Squared Debate)

This past tuesday I had the distinct pleasure of attending an Intelligence Squared debate whose subject is one that this website has addressed repeatedly in the past, although admittedly, not as often as I would have liked. The drive to thwart repeated amnesty proposals introduced throughout this past year has not given us the opportunity...
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Underdogs We Believe In (2010 Congress Watch)

Underdogs We Believe In (2010 Congress Watch)

We continue our election series today with a closer examination of yet another congressional race that might have escaped public notice-even among voters in the congressional district in which it’s taking place-were it not for the anti-incumbent wave currently surging over the country. 
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Immigration In Popular Culture

Immigration In Popular Culture

The eternal lure of migration and the appeal of the immigrant story writ large is something that Hollywood knows how to exploit with some degree of panache. American popular culture is filled with stories of exile and struggle and the Horatio Alger path to success that we presume most immigrants to this country want...
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