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Rick Perry praises a hard-working undocumented immigrant

If you haven't seen this video yet, it's truly worth the next two minutes of your time. It's particularly aggravating to me when politicians from Texas bash immigrants, because the state culture owes so much to the contributions of much-vilified immigrants. Going right back to the early days of Texas…

The selfish revolution

"If I can't have you, no one can!" seems to be the mantra of Republicans with regards to this country.  I think everything about this debt ceiling debacle can be understood in those terms—if Real Americans® have to share power with the pointy-heads, black people, gays and lesbians, Mexican immigrants…

Farsi tattoos and pretend Mexican terrorists, oh my!

I don’t know what part of Rep. Sue Myrick’s paranoid ramblings about terrorism and immigration I think is more amazing—that she thinks Iranian terrorists are flooding our country pretending to be Mexican nationals or that she thinks she’s heard about some alarming rise in Farsi tattoos in our prisons. While…

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