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Heritage Foundation Cuts Ties to Jason Richwine – from The Atlantic Wire

What do barbie dolls and the Heritage Foundation have in common?  Barbie dolls are to sexism as the heritage foundation is to racism —  they both used to be bastions of each ideology but today they appear increasingly useless and irrelevant.

The Atlantic Wire reports that the Heritage Foundation is running for cover as the facts come out about one Jason Richwine, a former Harvard student who wrote his Ph.D. thesis exploring the presumed intellectual inferiority of Hispanics in America.  The Heritage Foundation used the controversial Harvard former student to publish a recent report arguing about the so called costs of immigration for America.

The Heritage Foundation is a conservative think tank born in the aftermath of the Nixon era when America saw itself through the eyes of a popular media, government and academia largely of European ancestry and xenophobia towards all things not “White” or of European origin.  This world view was forged at a time when civil rights at home and Vietnam abroad crushed the former American dream which was forged in a 1950s America which was being torn asunder by hippie kids and non-White civil rights marchers.

Today the modern expression of these reactionary movements are anti immigration, states rights and anti affirmative action diatribes that fly in the face of the facts of an America that needs every once of talent and muscle from its growing “brown majority.”

Recent demographic reports show that Rodriguez is now the most numerous last name held by new born babies in our country.  Tomorrow is here and the Heritage Foundation seems to be trying to cover the overwhelming historical truth with an increasingly ineffective ideological argument about the size of a broken barbie doll umbrella.

 

“Jason Richwine, co-author of a controversial report from the Heritage Foundation that criticized the potential cost of immigration reform, has resigned from the organization. The resignation follows revelations that Richwine’s college dissertation argued that …”

via Heritage Foundation Cuts Ties to Jason Richwine – Philip Bump – The Atlantic Wire.

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A Culture-War Waterloo on Immigration : The New Yorker

The New Yorker magazine makes a statement about a “backlash” to the Republican playbook strategy of dividing Americans by race, socioeconomic status and gender …

“Finally, of course, nativism has proved to be a big, ugly, catastrophic loser for the Republican Party. I’ll skip the details. You already know them. ¡Basta!”

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Mitt Romney’s economics: Work in progress | The Economist

The coolness was understandable. Mr Ryan’s budget was political dynamite. It proposed to slash income-tax rates, especially for the rich and businesses, and replace traditional Medicare with …

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Ron Paul’s Hostility to Government : The New Yorker

For the past six months or so, the Republican-primary electorate has had a polite, patient, reliable, steadily employed suitor chatting with Mom and Dad in the parlor, while a series of more exciting but less appropriate rivals have come knocking at the …

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Gingrich’s Phony War : The New Yorker

If the 2012 Presidential campaign were analogous to the Second World War—and, for the record, it’s really, really not—what stage would we have reached? And who would even think about it in those terms? The answer to the second question is Newt Gingrich, whose dark …

MORE via Comment: Gingrich’s Phony War : The New Yorker.

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Newt’s War on Poor Children – NYTimes.com

Newt Gingrich has reached a new low, and that is hard for him to …

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Filed under: Blogosphere, Child Abuse, Children and Poverty, Culture Think, Election 2012, ethics, ideology, Job Sector, Mass Media and Public Opinion, News, Parenting, propaganda and spin, Public Policy, Racism, symbolic uses of politics, Unemployment, Vote, WeSeeReason, , ,

The Washington Post: National, World & D.C. Area News and Headlines – The Washington Post

The latest Republican presidential contender to put forward an economic blueprint is onetime-frontrunner Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who gave a full embrace to a number of longstanding and far-reaching conservative …

MORE via The Washington Post: National, World & D.C. Area News and Headlines – The Washington Post.

Filed under: Blogosphere, Economic Recession, Election 2012, Government Works?, Political Economy, symbolic uses of politics, Unemployment, WeSeeReason,

Muammar Qaddafi’s Death and Republican Politics : The New Yorker

In his salad days, Muammar Qaddafi was a professorial friend and vigilant protector of his colleagues in tyranny. At the World Revolutionary Center, in Benghazi, a desert Deerfield for dictators, Qaddafi trained …

MORE via Muammar Qaddafi’s Death and Republican Politics : The New Yorker.

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