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Thanks, South Central, for celebrating diversity, for uniting us instead of dividing us.
Up now on The Daily Beast, a travel story about my trip north of the Arctic Circle this January, to see things before they change.  
Mar 23 Arizona Immigration-Law Backer Woos Mexico
Many American Hispanics and Mexicans in Mexico see Arizona as a racist state, thanks to SB 1070.
Mar 18 Pew: Crossing border illegally more than once drives uptick in federal immigration crime
In 1992, 12 percent of sentenced federal offenders were unauthorized immigrants, the Pew Center reports today. Ten years later, 48 percent of sentenced federal offenders were unauthorized immigrants. The reason for the uptick:  more unauthorized immigrants who were caught crossing the border more than once have been sentenced to hard time – two years on […]
Dec 06 Luis Gutierrez, Immigration Reform and the Demographic Tsunami
Rep. Luis Gutierrez on 2014 immigration reform: “It will not be perfect, and it may not even be pretty.”
Nov 22 Shattered Dreams: Jan Brewer’s Arizona fails to investigate 6000 cases of child abuse
I’m not saying Juana could have prevented the massive CPS negligence, but with her education, heart and work ethic, she would have improved the culture at CPS, and would have helped the fragile, abused children who crossed her path.
The Daily Beast: Romney McCain Rally Scottsdale
The Daily Beast: Romney McCain Rally Scottsdale

The Republican National Committee held a three-day meeting for state chairmen at the Scottsdale Princess Resort this week. and as you can tell from an earlier post, I covered the Romney McCain luncheon for The Daily Beast.

Just the day before, Joe Biden had visited Phoenix.  Michelle Obama is slated to visit Tucson in late April.  Dems hope to take Arizona, and it looks like GOP-ers are getting nervous. Arizona is a battleground state, that’s for sure.

Each party needs to win over moderates and Latinos to win Arizona. And, since Romney has said he’d veto the  Dream Act and he approves of SB 1070, an awful lot of Anglo Republicans are going to have to vote to counter the Latino vote. Here’s the story I wrote.

I also wrote a bit about Jan Brewer — now that she’s a national conservative celebrity, is she in line for consideration as Veep or for a cabinet post?