Looking for Hope in the Issues

Published on December 24th, 2010

As I sit behind the computer screen to start writing this blog post, I discard all my ideas for posts that I’ve been considering. It’s Christmas Eve, and I don’t have the heart today to write one more screed about the huge...
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The DREAM is Dead! Long live the (American) Dream!

Published on December 21st, 2010

This past weekend the United States Senate killed the DREAM Act.  Apparently the voices of Americans across our nation made certain that they got enough members of the United State Senate to listen to them and kill wrong-headed legislation that was wrong...
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Virginia Senator Jim Webb's Risky "Yes" DREAM Act Vote

Published on December 20th, 2010

Virginia’s Jim Webb, Democrat, cast the most curious vote in the Senate’s Saturday 55-41 defeat of the DREAM Act. Webb will run for reelection in 2012. He knows that the recent November election that turned House control over to the Republicans bodes...
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The U.S. Disconnect Between Unemployment & Population

Published on December 17th, 2010

Last month Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said U.S. unemployment could become entrenched and have a long-term impact on the economy. There’s certainly ample data to support that. In November, 41.9 percent of the unemployed had been out of work for 27...
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DREAM Act Doomsday Scenario

Published on December 16th, 2010

The DREAM Act amnesty bill is awaiting a Senate vote after passing the House on December 8th by a vote of 216-198. All that Senator Reid has to do is to call for a vote – and it could happen very soon....
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The DREAM Act Must Be Stopped

Published on December 14th, 2010

Why would I be so adamant about the DREAM Act when all that its proponents claim it would do is help “young immigrants?” Why am I opposed to a piece of legislation that has been cunningly marketed as a means of addressing...
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