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WATCH LIVE: GOP candidates debate in Arizona

Republican presidential candidates were scheduled to debate on Wednesday at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona. Watch this live video from CNN, broadcast Feb. 22, 2011.  …

Arizona GOP lawmaker wants a holiday celebrating white people

A Republican lawmaker in Arizona is hoping his state creates a holiday celebrating white people. According to CBS affiliate in Phoenix, state Rep. Cecil Ash made his request felt on the Arizona House floor this week during a discussion about Latino Americans in Arizona. After Rep. Richard Miranda suggested that…

ACLU urges judge to dismiss challenge to Arizona’s medical marijuana law

The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday told a federal judge that a lawsuit filed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer challenging her own state’s medical marijuana law should be thrown out. Proposition 203, which allows patients in Arizona to use marijuana with a doctor’s recommendation, was passed by a majority…

Officials arrest 70 in major Arizona drug bust

(Reuters) – Law enforcement officials in Arizona seized thousands of pounds of narcotics and arrested at least 70 suspected drug smugglers with apparent ties to a violent drug cartel in Mexico, an official involved with the investigation in the U.S. Southwest told Reuters on Sunday. The operation, which included three…

Justice Department files lawsuit against Arizona

Good news, though it’s sorry that it’s come to this—the Justice Department is now officially moving to sue the state of Arizona over the “papers please” law. The argument is that the law usurps the federal government’s authority over issues such as immigration law enforcement. I’m sure the lawyers out…

But it’s not about racism

Supporters of the Arizona “papers please” law keep insisting that the only motivation for the law is a strict love of law-and-order, and that racism has nothing to do with it. And that anyone who disagrees is the real racist because neener neener neener. We’re expected to believe that this…

Arizona’s hateful climate gets uglier

If anyone thought the Arizona “papers please” law was going to be the end of the wildly racist legislating going on in Arizona, well, I wish I could say I had good news for you. But I don’t. Phase I appears to harassing adult Hispanics in Arizona, and now Phase…

Boycott!

I’ve held off blogging about the new law in Arizona that puts everyone (at least everyone Hispanic) in danger of being treated as guilty until proven innocent on the charges of illegal immigration. It was a classic case of feeling like everything that needed to be said was said better…

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