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A kidnapper takes hostages and then issues his demands – usually a large sum of money. It is not generally his intent to harm the hostages, but to have his demands met, he typically threatens to kill the hostages if his demands are not met; and if they are not met, the hostages are usually…

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A Bargain Foul…Or Fair?

Editor’s Note: Cesar Vargas has recently posted in HuffPost an indictment of the Democratic Party’s recent deal with the GOP to keep the government in operation. Vargas argues that this amounted to a betrayal of the Dreamers, i.e., “undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children. However, our columnist William Albee strongly disagrees: I cannot…

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Dreamers Revisited

Michelle Lujan Grisham

I recently wrote a post entitled ” How Dems Can Immediately Save DACA.”  (See https://www.liberalresistance.net/dems-can-immediately-save-daca/) I argued that the Democrats should insist that the budget extension last week should include a provision requiring Homeland Security to accept renewal DACA applications, at least for the period of time of the budget extension.  That is what the Ninth…

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How Dems Can Immediately Save DACA

By Bill Albee and Van Newstrom How can the Democrats save DACA when the Republicans control the House, the Senate, and the White House?  There is a way and it can happen next week.   On Friday the 19th, Congress must pass a budget extension or the Government will shut down.  The Republicans know they need…

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When Kansas Rules The Globe

By William Albee Editor’s Note: The Trump administration has based its economic policy largely on the pseudo-libertarian theories of the Hard Right in American politics. This means that we have, now, a nation-wide version of the disastrous strategy which the Koch Brothers forced on Kansas, and which nearly bankrupted that state. In the follow commentary,…

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