Rick Perry

Where Are We with the GOP?

by Domenic Powell If I were going to vote for John Huntsman, it wouldn’t have been because he’s a moderate, but because he quoted Ben Folds in a speech. That spoke to me as a North Carolinian. It’s a huge … Continued

Nativists Respond to Gingrich’s “Humane” Approach

by Domenic Powell Much to the chagrin of the anti-immigrant movement, Newt Gingrich has continued to move ahead of  his competitors for the Republican presidential nomination who have positioned themselves to the right of him on immigration. Gingrich faced serious … Continued

Friday Media Round Up (11.04.2011)

Every Friday we want to offer a collection of media that we’re finding provocative, vital, persuasive, prophetic, genius, infuriating, mind-blogging, and other adjectives that gesture at all things thought-provoking. Some of these posts will, of course, focus on immigration, but … Continued

Unmasked: Rick Perry, Racism, and the Anti-Immigrant States’ Rights Movement

With a single quick-lips shot to his right foot, Rick Perry wounded his presidential ambitions, confounded his conservative base, and – most significantly – unmasked once again the racism of the anti-immigrant, states’ rights movement. Defending his support of in-state … Continued


Cross-Post: Tom Tancredo Attacks Rick Perry Over Immigrants and Muslims

Gratefully borrowed from Bold Faith Type. Since Herman Cain’s political conversion experience (so to speak) after visiting with the leaders of a Virginia mosque this spring, Islam has taken a backseat as a campaign issue in the Republican primary contest. … Continued


Rick Perry Versus the Nativists

The anti-immigrant movement is not a big fan of Rick Perry. In fact, presidential hopeful is rapidly turning into public enemy number one for his stance on immigration. Perry’s comments during the recent debates have caused an uproar within the … Continued


No Love for Neocons: the Nativist Lobby Redefines Conservatism

For anyone even superficially aware of the American political drama, presidential debates vie for the title of ‘most obnoxious’ public ritual. In addition to the uninspired curatorship and oblique responses, there is the tendency for every special-interest group in the … Continued

Your Saturday Immigration Rundown: 08.13.2011

Well, let’s get right to it. Here’s a compilation of some important stories we were lucky enough to come across this week. As always, Twitter handles for authors and organizations are included when available, and be sure to give us … Continued

Your Saturday Immigration Rundown: 08.06.2011

Below is a short list of pieces that during the past week have made us laugh, cry, rejoice, learn, pause in contemplation, and thump our desks in equal parts frustration-and-determination. We’ll be sharing such lists most Saturdays. Feel free to … Continued