Writing intermittently on life, politics, and society


I am exasperated by the irresponsibility of politicians like Sen. Lindsey Graham with their talk of modifying the 14th Amendment.

There’s no point in E.J. Dionne asking:

Dear Republicans, do you really want to endanger your party’s greatest political legacy by turning the 14th Amendment to our Constitution into an excuse for election-year ugliness?

They do not care. They have no intention of ever delivering such a change, but they hope to ride that tiger of white resentment, xenophobia, and racism right into power. The Arizona immigration furore has provided an irresistible opportunity to whip up some anti-immigrant animus months before the mid-term elections.  They just can’t help themselves.


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