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What If Iran Had Invaded Mexico? Putting the Iran Crisis in Context
Unsurprisingly, George W. Bush's announcement of a "surge" in Iraq came despite the firm opposition to any such move of Americans and the even stronger opposition of the (thoroughly irrelevant) Iraqis. It was accompanied by ominous official leaks and statements -- from Washington and Baghdad --...
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South of the Border - The Impact of Mexico's Economic Woes
In his speech Monday night, President Bush once again ignored the 800-pound gorilla sitting in the center of the immigration debate -- Mexico, the source of more than three-quarters of illegal immigrants in America. Like the rest of Washington, Bush talks as if the problem of illegal immigration...
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Mexico, NAFTA and the GOP
AUSTIN, Texas — Dec. 16, 2005, is a day that will live in infamy in the Hall of Fame of Unintended Republican Consequences. A bunch of the guys were just noodling around in the House of Representatives in Washington, see, kind of fooling around with the idea that they might get some traction out of...
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Immigration Flood Unleashed by NAFTA's Disastrous Impact on Mexican Economy
The recent ferment on immigration policy has been so narrow that it has excluded the real issue: family-sustaining wages for workers both north and south of the border. The role of the North American Free Trade Agreement and misnamed 'free trade' has been scarcely mentioned in the increasingly...
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A Flood of U.S. Corn Rips at Mexico
Americans have been talking a lot about trade this campaign season, about globalism's winners and losers, and especially about the export of American jobs. Yet even when globalism is working the way it's supposed - when Americans are exporting things like crops rather than jobs - there can be a...
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Ticking Everyone Off
AUSTIN, Texas — OK, sign me up for the Bush program. I'm aboard. Who else can we insult, offend, bribe, blackmail, threaten, intimidate, wiretap or otherwise infuriate? Getting the Canadians seriously mad at us took real work. Our latest ploy in that direction was to contemptuously reject their...
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Drug War has Made Drugs Cheaper, More Pure
AUSTIN, Texas — That was quite a remarkable moment that George W. Bush had in Mexico. You may have missed it or even assumed he was just pointing out the obvious again, but consider the implications of the president of the United States saying in Mexico, "One of the reasons why drugs are shipped,...
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