Barney Frank Is Tired of Hearing "Obama This, Obama That"
September 10, 2013
As the first of what will be semi-regular chats with former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank, I called him up on Monday to hear his opinions on Syria, Obama’s second-term agenda, and Larry Summers vs. Janet Yellen at the Fed.Isaac Chotiner: Do you think that Obama’s going to get this vote on Syria through Congress?Barney Frank: Oh, I don’t know. I’m sure there’s a possible way. There are people who would have a much better idea of that than I would.IC: Do you talk to any old friends in the House about what they’re thinking?BF: I’ve talked to exactly three members.
In mid-2001, Johana Cece, a woman in her early twenties, fled her hometown of Korçë, a small city near Albania’s Greek border.
Canada Responds to Ted Cruz's Renunciation of Citizenship
August 20, 2013
Dear Mr. Cruz/Cher M. Cruz—We’re very sorry to bother you, but it has been brought to our attention that you recently sought to renounce your Canadian citizenship.
Obama's Campaign Manager Sells Out for Austerity
August 08, 2013
At home, Barack Obama is waging a battle against Republicans who want to slash the budget. Why has his campaign manager gone to Britain to work for a pol who's doing the same thing?
Congress' Recess Is a Critical Time for Immigration Reform
August 08, 2013
Luis Guitierrez has all the makings of a primo pitchman for immigration reform. Few members of Congress have been hounding the party leadership to reform the system for as long as the Chicago representative of two decades.
Marco Rubio's 2016 Chances Are Alive and Well
August 01, 2013
Senator Marco Rubio’s immigration reform effort is in danger. It might seem like his presidential ambitions are in trouble, too. His numbers are down; Chris Christie, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz are starting to dominate the media’s discussion of 2016.
What Was Marco Rubio Thinking?
July 18, 2013
Last month I wrote a blog post arguing that Senator Marco Rubio would be better off if immigration reform was not signed into law.
Opponents of immigration reform are right about one thing: Hispanics aren’t enough for Republicans to win back the White House. But that doesn’t mean that the GOP can sacrifice Hispanics without big consequences for their chances. That’s already happened in New Mexico and Nevada, where the Hispanic vote has flipped two states from red to blue. The GOP’s route to the presidency has survived the loss of those two small states—they’re worth just 11 electoral votes.
Immigration reform was supposed to be different than health care reform. A few wonks aside, Republicans have never had any real interest in expanding health insurance coverage to those who lack it.