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Looking Back: 1967 -- 1923 WHS graduate speaks at 100th Carleton commencement
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WHS 70th reunion
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April 8, 2013
Column: Reforming immigration the right way
SAN DIEGO -- Gracias, Marco Rubio. Americans are being fed rosy scenarios about how quickly and easily Congress will pass immigration reform. They need a reality check, and the Florida senator delivered it. If someone had just started paying attention to the immigration debate over...
April 8, 2013 - 12:00am
March 29, 2013
Column: Trusting the will of the people
SAN DIEGO -- What do Americans believe anymore? Is it simply whatever is convenient to our politics? Our inconsistencies seem to ring louder than ever.
March 29, 2013 - 12:00am
March 27, 2013
Column: Putting a price on immigration
SAN DIEGO -- There are elements of the immigration reform debate that are complicated.
March 27, 2013 - 12:00am
March 6, 2013
Column: Dancing a two-step on immigration
SAN DIEGO -- The Obama administration has spun so many yarns about its deportation policy that it can't keep them straight. In August 2011, White House officials announced that the Department of Homeland Security would no longer spend "limited resources" actively seeking to apprehend...
March 6, 2013 - 12:00am
January 15, 2013
Column: The GOP's Lone Star rock star
SAN DIEGO -- Ten years ago, I sat at dinner with a friend in Washington -- an Ivy League-educated lawyer in his early 30s. We were with our wives. Just two childless couples enjoying a carefree evening before the days when going to dinner meant inquiring whether a restaurant is "kid...
January 15, 2013 - 12:00am
January 3, 2013
Column: Scholarships a "Dream" come true in California
SAN DIEGO -- When it comes to how California handles illegal immigrants, the state is all over the map. Not unlike the rest of the country, the Golden State can't decide whether it wants to make life comfortable for the undocumented or make them so unhappy that it runs them off. 'Twas...
January 3, 2013 - 12:00am
December 14, 2012
Column: Republicans dug their own hole with Latinos
SAN DIEGO -- After years of lecturing us about not making excuses and taking responsibilities for our actions, Republicans are now playing the victim. They claim they're getting a bad rap as being hostile to immigrants and Latinos. The two groups are lumped together. Latinos headline...
December 14, 2012 - 12:00am
October 19, 2012
Column: Making disappointment a federal case
SAN DIEGO -- I have a list of things I want to teach my kids -- ages 3, 5 and 7. Near the top is this: There will be disappointments in life. Count on it. You're not going to get everything you want. There will be times when you compete for something and you come up short. Winning...
October 19, 2012 - 12:00am
August 9, 2012
Column: A star to watch out of Texas
SAN DIEGO -- Now that San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been chosen to give the keynote speech at next month's Democratic National Convention, I wanted to hear what he plans to do with this incredible opportunity. Castro told me he intends to tell his story along with his family's...
August 9, 2012 - 12:00am
August 2, 2012
Column: Digging a hole with 'that'
SAN DIEGO -- If an elected official with a reputation as a skilled communicator is still trying to clarify remarks that he made two weeks ago, there's a problem. President Obama is learning this lesson the hard way as he tries to explain away a controversy that revolves around four...
August 2, 2012 - 12:00am
July 30, 2012
Column: Don't follow this money
SAN DIEGO -- Consider this argument: People worked hard for their money. It belongs to them, and so they can do whatever they want with it. That includes sending it out of the country, if they believe that makes sense for them and their families. What business is it of ours? Besides,...
July 30, 2012 - 12:00am
July 18, 2012
Column: An about-face on immigration
SAN DIEGO -- How's this for a role reversal? When Rahm Emanuel was in Congress and later as White House chief of staff, he protected fellow Democrats by steering the party's agenda away from what he labeled the new "third rail" of American politics -- the emotional issue of immigration....
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
July 13, 2012
Column: Eric Holder's unanswered questions
"Government should be transparent. Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their government is doing. ... My administration will take appropriate action, consistent with law and policy, to disclose information rapidly in forms that the...
July 13, 2012 - 12:00am
June 12, 2012
Column: The "price" of citizenship
SAN DIEGO -- You've probably heard the saying that youth is wasted on the young. Well, thanks to one of the more disturbing stories swirling around the initial public offering of the social media behemoth Facebook, we've learned that, in some cases, U.S. citizenship is wasted on U.S....
June 12, 2012 - 12:00am
April 16, 2012
Column: The Mexican flip-flopper
SAN DIEGO -- How do you say "flip-flopper" in Spanish? South of the border, the answer seems to be: "Enrique Pena Nieto." The front-runner in Mexico's July presidential election was against using the military to combat drug cartels before he was in favor of it.
April 16, 2012 - 12:00am