Tag: Immigration

Arizona Set to Pass Anti-Immigrant Legislation

In Arizona, the legislature looks set to pass a truly terrifying anti-immigration bill that would, among other thing, allow police to arrest undocumented immigrants on the charge of trespassing simply for being in the state: The Arizona Legislature gave preliminary…

Wherein your blogger destroys France.

Jill in a mosque, originally uploaded by JillNic83. I’ve written before about attempts to outlaw the burqa in France. Summary: I think it’s silly, an affront to basic freedoms, and ultimately more damaging to the women it claims to protect.…

Time To Fire Ross Douthat, round 4095

Shorter Ross Douthat: Europe wasn’t racist enough, and so now they should be worried about the brown hordes. After arguing that European nations should have done more to restrict Muslim immigration, he concludes that while the end of the West…

NY Bans Most Shackling During Childbirth

A bill that bans most instances of shackling inmates during childbirth has finally been signed by NY Governor David Paterson. Shackling during childbirth — which can mean being handcuffed to the bed at the wrists, shackled to the bed at…

The Human Diaspora

Well it’s been good chillin in these parts for a bit and catching the action these past couple weeks, but the time has come to respectfully bow out with a bittersweet smile, with a warm embrace to our hosts and…

Rejecting the Language of the Leviathan

The ugly history of enforcement rhetoric in modern US politics winds its way from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama, by way of Bill Clinton. It’s a history of cynical deception and manipulation based on racist fear and violent lust for…