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Replacing One Invisible Workforce With Another

Late last fall, Idaho state Sen. Patti Ann Lodge, R-Huston, stood in an unpicked orchard. The trees were heavy with apples, some rotting on the ground around her. 1,837 more words

SOUTH OF THE BORDER: Fear and Loathing in the Sonoran Desert

By D.M. Oberhaus

“O how they cling and wrangle, some who claim

For preacher and monk the honored name!
For, quarreling, each to his view they cling. 4,365 more words


What’s Brewing In Arizona?

I am pessimistically optimistic about the Democrats gaining additional state and congressional states this year.  Take Arizona, please.  Gov. Jan Brewer in 2010 signed SB 1070 into law one of the most reprehensible and racist immigration “reform” bills to come down the pike since the Jim Crow laws were enacted throughout the South during the 19th and 20th centuries.  656 more words


What's the matter with Arizona?

For the second time in recent years, there’s a potential conflict between the playing of a major sporting event in Arizona and a controversial law. In 2010, Arizona passed into law SB 1070, the bill commonly known as the “show-your-papers” law which expanded the ambit of Arizona authorities to pursue undocumented immigrants. 658 more words

Thoughts on the Arizona Anti-Gay Bill

CNN reported that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer would likely veto the anti-gay rights bill (she has 5 days to do so.). The Bill was passed by the state legislature last Thursday. 321 more words

Anti-gay Bill