Opinion

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End to favoritism for Cuban immigrants?

The Chicago Tribune's editorial February 16 on U.S.- Cuba relations was big news - the newspaper had departed from the prevailing silence on how Cubans arrive in the United States.

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What next for immigrant rights?

At present, there is no chance that any legislation benefiting undocumented immigrants and their families could pass at the federal level. The numbers are not there in the House, or to overcome a Senate filibuster.

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Movies you might have missed: "Thieves' Highway"

One noir film that dealt with explicitly working-class issues was Thieves' Highway (1949) starring Richard Conte in perhaps his finest role.

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According to the fruits of their labor

A photo-essay about blueberry workers in eastern Maine by photojournalist David Bacon resurrected my own memories of picking blueberries in Maine as a young boy.

Is this about immigration?

What's really behind the sudden and righteous-sounding call from the senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, to change the 14th Amendment to the Constitution?

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How establishment media fans anti-immigrant flames

The anti-immigrant stridency of people like Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck sometimes leads us to ignore the somewhat more subtle bigotry from more "respectable" media, like the Washington Post.

GOP goes after kids and Constitution

A key amendment to the U.S. Constitution is in the cross hairs of a frightening Republican campaign.

African American equality and immigrant rights: united we stand

All workers have a big stake in fight for immigrant rights and should reject those who are trying to use that issue to drive a wedge between people -- black, brown and white.