A Good Election Night for Rearguard Actions for Liberals

By: Wednesday November 9, 2011 6:10 am

Election Day 2011 is over, and the victories for Democrats – and more accurately, for liberal values – across the country largely shared a characteristic – they were successful defensive actions to stave off extremely draconian conservative objectives. The most notable of these came in Ohio, where SB 5, the anti-union bill which stripped most [...]

Russell Pearce Recall in Arizona Marred by Fake Candidate Placed on Ballot

By: Monday October 10, 2011 11:34 am

In Arizona, State Senate President Russell Pearce, who authored and was the driving force behind the anti-immigrant SB 1070 last year, faces a recall election next month. He immediately faced some challengers, including Olivia Cortes, a naturalized immigrant from Mexico who used the familiar “Sí, Se Puede!” as a campaign slogan. Just one thing, though: [...]

Arizona Immigration Law Tied Closely to Private Prison Industry

By: Thursday October 28, 2010 10:12 am

NPR has become the first news organization to pick up on a Think Progress investigation from over a month ago, about the private prison industry’s role in SB1070 and anti-immigration laws generally. They did a pretty good job with it. Last year, two men showed up in Benson, Ariz., a small desert town 60 miles [...]

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