Tag: Arizona

Arizona & Utah: Significance?

I had to go to bed last night before any results came in from the Utah caucuses. I awoke this morning to an incomplete accounting of those results, but Cruz has won in a blowout, currently at 69% of the vote, while Trump came in slightly behind Kasich at only 14%. Cruz gets all 40 Utah delegates. Arizona went for Trump, but once again, despite all the talk of a race being “over,” he was unable to break the 50%… Read more »

Punishing Arizona

The media naturally focused on the Supreme Court’s decision on the Arizona illegal immigration law, but apparently it’s missing the other story: the abandonment of Arizona by the federal government. From what I’ve read, none of the network morning programs—not Today or Good Morning America, or whatever CBS has currently—even mentioned the astounding change announced by the Department of Homeland Security. I haven’t yet heard a report on how the evening news shows handled it, but I wouldn’t be surprised… Read more »

The Court, Arizona, & the Constitution: The Obama Response

The Supreme Court yesterday, in a much-anticipated ruling, upheld the central feature of the Arizona illegal immigration law that has been the center of controversy for the last few years. Yes, the Court did strike down other features of the law, but they were minor in comparison to the provision that allows police to check the immigration status of citizens who happen to be stopped under suspicion of breaking a law. Although the Obama administration, spearheaded by Eric Holder of… Read more »

Santorum’s Rapid Rise

It’s turning into a tidal wave, particularly in the Midwest. What am I talking about? The rapid rise of Rick Santorum in the polls. All you have to do is watch the faces and hear the incredulity in the voices of cable news hosts to know that something is happening that was more than a little unexpected. A series of new polls coming out of Michigan show Santorum leading Romney anywhere from four points to fifteen. Not a single one… Read more »

The Tucson Tragedy

When we celebrated our one-year-old grandson’s birthday in Tucson on December 29, I went to the nearest grocery store to buy the ice cream. It was a Safeway store located in a shopping center on the corner of Ina and Oracle. On Saturday, that very store was in the news as the scene for a most horrific shooting. As I have watched the coverage the past couple of days, I can visualize from my own experience the very spot where one young… Read more »

Time for Another Constitutional Discussion

Amid all the talk of racial profiling and unfairness over the Arizona illegal immigration bill, I don’t think anyone I’ve read has brought up the other—real—racial profiling and unfairness that emanates from it. It took a couple of cartoonists to make the point very well. A nice twist, right? Here’s another one: Who are the real lawbreakers? Some would have us believe they are the law enforcement officers rather than those who are knowingly violating the immigration laws. Then there’s this from… Read more »

Immigration Logic & Presidential Priorities

So, predictably, a judge appointed by Bill Clinton has struck down the key part of Arizona’s illegal immigration bill. Law enforcement officers cannot, under her decision, ask for residency status when someone is questioned for another crime. This type of logic is being used by nearly everyone on the open borders side of this issue: Interestingly, even though the judge ruled as she did, and the law cannot currently go into effect [an appeal by Arizona has been filed], protests… Read more »