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New Arizona Immigration Law a Disgrace to the Constitution (Part II)

The commentary on the new Arizona anti-brown people law is starting to come in. The New York Times has an article highlighting the divided opinions on the measures which includes this choice bit, which, incredibly enough, doesn’t come from The Onion:
In a nearby neighborhood, Ron White, 52, said he felt a sense of relief that [...]

New Arizona Immigration Law a Disgrace to the Constitution

In my zeal for the stories and excitement over my new blog, I forgot that I had intended to continue cross-posting non movie related stories to American Madness. So here’s the first in a series of posts from this week.
This has been expected for some time now, but Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona has just [...]

New from the Obama Justice Department: Any action is OK if the country is scared

Just a few days ago the lawyers who gave an OK to torture memo to the Bush Administration were cleared of any legal misconduct by high ups in the Justice Department.  Earlier, the ethics branch of the Justice Department found that they had indeed violated their code of ethics and had engaged in legal misconduct. The [...]

“Only a man who carries a gun ever needs one”

Many years ago, during the 1968 Presidential campaign, there was a cartoon showing a crown roaring along a street and at the bottom of the single panel cartoon was a tiny figure (Bobby Kennedy) saying, “Oh M-God, I have to catch up with that crowd, I’m their leader.”  The point is that it is often [...]

Have we become everything we hate?

The Justice Department is likely to conduct an investigation into whether any American personel were involved in torturing terrorism suspects.  The government, however, will not prosecute any individuals who adhered to the guidelines of the lawyers in the Justice Department regarding torture.  Moreover, the Justice Department will not prosecute the lawyers who rendered those legal [...]

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