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May 17 2014

Get ready for more of the same

I felt a brief surge of hope about Congress a few weeks ago. It was returning from Easter recess, and Capitol Hill was filled with talk about immigration reform, a minimum-wage bill, a spending bill to keep the government operating, and maybe even funding for transportation infrastructure. But, as I said, it was brief. That’s …

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Nov 09 2013

Caving on immigration:Marco Rubio has unmasked himself as an opportunist whose most consistent commitment is to his own ambition.

This was supposed to be Marco Rubio’s big year. Back in February, the junior senator from Florida made the cover of Time magazine — billed as “The Republican Savior.” The supposedly rising star was proclaiming himself ready to lead on the thorny issue of immigration. Rubio’s name was often mentioned as a 2016 Republican presidential …

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Oct 23 2013

Washington’s “R” Word:The football team of the nation’s capital region needs a new name that’s not a racial slur

On a recent Sunday, as Dallas and Washington revived their annual NFL football rivalry, they also landed in the middle of an escalating fight over the Washington football team’s name. As part of its “Change the Mascot” campaign, the Oneida Indian Nation is running radio ads in Dallas and the other cities where the Washington …

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Jul 02 2012

Arizona’s immigration bind

Not only is SB 1070 mostly illegal, it is offensive, unjust, and truly un-American. By Raul A. Reyes Arizona Governor Jan Brewer called a news conference in Phoenix after the Supreme Court released its ruling on her state’s “papers, please” immigration law. She announced that the key components of her law “unanimously have been vindicated …

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Jun 18 2012

Running for Magician-in-Chief

Running for Magician-in-Chief Republicans are embracing a dangerous Marxist philosophy. By Donald Kaul Our long national nightmare is over. Mitt Romney has won the Republican nomination for president. Let the etch-a-sketching begin. Romney was officially put over the top by the Texas primary last month, although in truth his victory had been a foregone conclusion …

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Jun 15 2012

Latest Obama Policy Change will Help DREAM Act students Get College Education; Rep. Alonzo Applauds Move Doing his Part for Texas Students

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Earlier today, the Obama administration issued a federal policy change which will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives and are attending college.  And one of the first Texas lawmakers to applaud the move was Texas State Representative …

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Jun 15 2012

COMMISSIONER STAPLES’ STATEMENT ON OBAMA ADMINISTRATION GRANTING WORK PERMITS TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

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The Obama administration today announced the government will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples issued the following statement:   “Pandering is not leadership. This short-sighted, vote-chasing, Band-Aid policy only makes the problem of a porous border and …

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Apr 17 2012

A “Christian view” of immigration?

By: William Cripe Sr. A “Christian view” of immigration is challenging.  I openly confess, sometimes my “Americanism” clouds my Christianity. Since the Scriptures tell the story of a nation whose very history is one of divinely directed immigration, the issue might seem pretty straightforward.  In reality, the Bible does not deal with it directly. By …

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