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A nation of immigrants faces reality

The immigration reform legislation before Congress has become the favorite kickball of this session. Despite a reasonable effort passed by the Senate with a bipartisan majority a year ago, the House of Representatives has shelved immigration legislation. Reasonable folk believe it must be addressed to stop the gridlock at the Mexican border.

July 24, 2014

Meet Philip Gara LaMarche, dark-money manager

Philip Gara LaMarche is a secretive political operative who funnels billions of dollars from undisclosed donors to nonprofits and astroturf groups. But you won't hear unhinged Harry Reid railing Queegishly about him on the Senate floor. Why?

July 23, 2014

About presidents and presidential power

One of my favorite quotes is “The law is politics carried on by other means.” Attributed to many, I found it in graduate school at the end of a law journal article. There is much to be learned from that statement and from two lawsuits recently in the news. Those suits share two qualities. Each says something about leaders while at the same time they are both silly.

July 23, 2014

Personal wealth and presidential qualifications

Presumably looking to establish her cred with voters, Hillary Clinton has said she and her husband, Bill, were “dead broke” when the couple left the White House in 2001.

July 22, 2014

Will history repeat itself in child refugee crisis?

For some people familiar with the history of the run-up to World War II, there’s a sense of déjà vu in today’s humanitarian crisis along the Mexican border these days, as resistance rises against the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children attempting to enter and stay in the United States.

July 22, 2014

Comcast’s campaign to undermine net neutrality

Net neutrality means that the Internet service providers (ISPs) treat all data that travels over their networks in exactly the same way. It’s the way the Internet has worked since its inception and has transformed our lives in nearly everything we do. It’s also spawned innovation to create products and services we never imagined.

July 21, 2014

Imagining a world without America

O my America! my new-found-land,

July 21, 2014

Momentum stocks lend false sense of security

Last week, the Dow Jones saw another new high. While some companies are very pricey, there is data showing there is more left in upside potential to come. Investors need to be careful what they buy.

July 18, 2014

How to say ‘no’ to your boss

“That would be a career-limiting event,” Gerald said, taking another sip of his coffee.

July 18, 2014

Brown gets new chance to make over high court

For more than a decade, while California has been among the most liberal of America’s blue states, its highest court has been dominated by leftovers from two of its more conservative governors.

July 18, 2014
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