Ruth Marcus in the Post describes the background to the passage of the Arizona immigration law. Seems they went to a "clean election" concept, which enabled people with no deep-pockets backers to win elections to the state legislature. Without the vetting of the establishment, the legislators became more populist.Don't you love human beings?
The Times describes a surge of African-American candidates encouraged by Obama's success, except these are Republican candidates. The idea black candidates can be elected in majority-white constituencies is empowering.
And the Times describes Britain's own shut-the-door politics, people who fear the impact of allowing all those Polish immigrants into the country, destroying Britain's way of life. The O Henry twist here is the writer finds some of these fearful people at a mosque in Luton.
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
The Fascinating World of Politics
Today is a red-letter day for those who enjoy the twists and turns of politics.