Tag Archives: President Obama

Give a hand to the Gang of 8

I’m less concerned about who takes credit for implementing comprehensive immigration reform than I am about ensuring it gets done. But since yesterday’s announcement by the Gang of 8, which includes Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake, I’ve heard lots of complaining and very little thanks. Who cares if it’s Congress or the President …

Unable to offer solutions, Quayle & Schweikert play up fears, cry “amnesty”

It’s thee word tea partiers use to strike fear in the hearts of fellow tea partiers… amnesty. It seems any change made to the immigration system is either backdoor amnesty or full-on amnesty, depending on which Democrat proposes the change. President Obama’s plan to give two-year work permits to DREAM act eligible individuals is being …

A Vote Against Compromise is a Vote for Default

Arizona’s Congressional delegation scored a point in the debt-ceiling debate. That point was in favor of partisan politics and gridlock and against compromise and solutions. The result of this partisanship? A downgrade in our credit rating, tumbling stock prices, decimated 401K’s, and a probable double-dip recession. And while the average citizen understands how the constant …

Then & Now: Some Things Healed, Others Still Broken

Three years ago my children and I headed to Washington, D.C. to partake in National Police Week, an annual remembrance of our nation’s fallen peace officers. That was the year my husband’s name was etched onto the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial wall. That was the year we gathered with other first-year survivors to honor …