Obama Administration Plans To End Deportation Of Young Illegal Immigrants

The big news today is an announcement by the Obama administration that it intends to stop deporting young illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. Because the DREAM Act (a bill designed to give a path to citizenship for young illegal immigrants) is stalled in congress, the Obama administration moves ahead, enacting its executive power to grant work permits and to extend immunity to illegal immigrants who are now under 30 and were brought to the United States before their 16th birthday. Immigrants who fall into this category can apply for 2-year work permits with the ability to renew.

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Romney: Obama To ‘Establish A Religion Known As Secularism’

At a campaign event in Wisconsin on Monday, Mitt Romney said of the Obama administration, “I think there is a desire to establish a religion in America known as secularism.” Romney was replying to a question by a supporter asking why the administration was mandating contraceptive coverage for women employed by religious organizations. Romney also said there is a “war on religion” in this country. To that I say bullshit. When religious figures and organizations don’t get their way on public policy they believe they are being persecuted for their religious beliefs and so they conclude there must be a war on religion. I hate to break it to you, but your religion isn’t the only religion and it’s definitely not the law.

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Obamacare, Medicare, Veterans Affairs: The Conservative Cognitive Dissonance Is Deafening

There are countless conservatives in this country who support Medicare and support Veterans Affairs (VA) but are against the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). They are against the idea of universal health care at the federal level. There is a cognitive dissonance at play here that is rarely discussed during health care debates in the media. We take it at face value that conservatives are against federally controlled universal health care as a matter of principle, but apparently their principles are malleable when it comes to Medicare and Veterans Affairs.

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