April 11, 2013 |
For Southern Baptist Pastor David Uth, immigration reform became a priority after a family in his Orlando, Fla., megachurch faced deportation. Bishop Ricardo McClin says it was time to speak up when members of a Church of God congregation he oversaw stopped worshipping in Jacksonville, Fla., because they feared detention. As Congress appears close to hammering out new immigration policy, religious leaders — and especially evangelicals — say personal encounters with the current system have prompted them to advocate...
April 10, 2013 |
Mark Zuckerberg is founder and chief executive of Facebook and co-founder of Fwd.us . Earlier this year I started teaching a class on entrepreneurship at an after-school program in my community. The middle-school students put together business plans, made their products and even got an opportunity to sell them. One day I asked my students what they thought about going to college. One of my top aspiring entrepreneurs told me he wasn't sure that he'd be...
March 21, 2013 |
Political philosopher John Rawls famously argued that democratic deliberation should aspire not just to political deals based on expediency and short-term self-interest (what he called a modus vivendi), but rather to policy agreements based on affirmations of shared values and goals. In our polarized and often paralyzed political environment, this higher aspiration has seemed fully out of reach, especially on important major policy issues. Against all odds, immigration reform is poised to...
March 19, 2013 |
VIRGINIA ATTORNEY General Ken Cuccinelli II (R) casts himself as a no-apologies conservative. But when it comes to his campaign for governor, Mr. Cuccinelli isn't beyond a little airbrushing. As recently as November, Mr. Cuccinelli's campaign Web site boasted of his uncompromising positions on illegal immigration, including opposing tuition subsidies for undocumented students (even if they grew up in Virginia), firing state contractors who employ illegal immigrants and stepping up deportations and employment...
March 15, 2013 |
If this week's Conservative Political Action Conference were a papal conclave, black smoke would be billowing from the chimney at the Gaylord Convention Center. The cardinals of the conservative movement, assembling for their annual confab, skipped the usual recitations of their common creed in favor of an emotional and inconclusive argument over what had gone wrong with their movement, how it could be fixed, and who, in a puff of white smoke, could lead them to spiritual renewal.
February 18, 2013
It is unfortunate, though not surprising, that a group advocating high levels of immigration and claiming to speak for conservative principles has resorted to character attacks in an attempt to discredit the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and other influential organizations. In the Feb. 15 front-page article " Immigrant policy stirs new battle in the GOP ," Alfonso Aguilar of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles criticizes us but does not offer any actual critique of our research.