April 30, 2010 Anna Lappe tells us to pay no mind to Robert Paarlberg's assessment that organic foods aren't sustainable. She says, while going organic may seem like a fad, organic practices can also feed the word — better, in fact, than wasteful industrial farming.
April 30, 2010 The new statute in Arizona, requiring law enforcement officials to arrest those who cannot immediately prove they are in the country legally, has been widely condemned for creating a police state. In practice, the law will make brown skin grounds for suspicion — raising concerns about racial profiling.
April 30, 2010 Still lagging in polls, Senator Harry Reid was never very popular in Nevada. With the state holding the second-hightes unemployment rate in the nation, and disasterous economic depenence, Ed Kilgore says Reid may soon see his last days in the Senate.
April 30, 2010 What effect will Charlie Crist's decision to run as an independent have on the race? The answer, from Neal B. Freeman's perspective, is nothing good.
April 30, 2010 From fines to detainment, Peter Williams of Foreign Policy offers a taste of immigration laws around the world. If you thought Arizona's new law was harsh, take a look at what lengths the rest of the world goes through to tackle immigration.
April 30, 2010 The Orangeburg Massacre, sparked by civil rights protests in 1968, claimed the lives of three college students. One of them was Samuel Hammond Jr. — or Bubba, as his sisters called him.
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April 29, 2010 The Boy Scouts of America announced that Cub Scouts will now be able to earn a belt loop or award pin for participating in video games. Boy Scout leader Daniel Williams says that this isn't a bad thing. In fact, embracing new technology will only help troops educate Scouts with evolving interests.
April 29, 2010 President Obama publicly criticized the law as "misguided." Several parties are considering court challenges. Kris Kobach, a former chief advisor on immigration law and border security in the Bush Administration, says the arguments against the law are misrepresentations or simply inaccurate.
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April 29, 2010 Eager to institutionalize a post-bailout era of greater fiscal discipline, the German government is preparing to push for a major revision of eurozone rules in the form of a new European Union treaty. But commentator Ian Bremmer says the chances of Chancellor Angela Merkel's government getting what it wants isn't very high.
April 29, 2010 Alex Castellanos of the National Review says that at this moment, when the GOP is struggling to find its footing with Hispanic voters, the legislation authorizing the Puerto Rican government to conduct a referendum asking voters if they wish to keep or change their current political status is extremely important.
April 29, 2010 Greg Kaufmann says that to have so many workers choosing between keeping their job and caring for a family member, or going to the doctor versus getting a paycheck — is simply unacceptable when it comes to the well-being of our country. He hopes The Obama administration plan to help states launch paid family leave programs can do something about it.
April 29, 2010 For years, the core of the Catholic Church has been migrating away from Europe. Philip Jenkins says, with ever growing Catholic populations in Africa and Latin America, the future of the Catholic Church isn't dead, it's just migratory.
April 28, 2010 A recovery effort is currently underway to clean up a massive oil slick caused by the explosion of the oil rig Deep Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico last week. But many wonder; what can be done with the recovered oil? Joshua Keating says with the leaking well gushing more than 1,000 barrels of oil a day into the gulf it largely depends on the speed in which action is taken.
April 28, 2010 While 57 Democratic and independent senators voted to open that long-delayed debate on the nation's financial system, Senate Republicans and a single Democrat blocked a cloture vote that would have opened the discussion on making repairs to our financial dealings. John Nichols says the debate can't be held off for very much longer
April 28, 2010 If the Democrats have a choice between pursuing immigration or climate change in congress, William Galston thinks they should choose neither. He says, if passing health care did not increase public support for Democrats, failing to pass immigration reform or climate change legislation won't boost polls either.
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