SAN DIEGO - When the topic is immigration reform, liberals and Democrats always manage to disappoint.
SAN DIEGO - Being a liberal means never having to be consistent.
SAN DIEGO - Documentaries are serious business, and a new film for public television about Arizona's regressive immigration law follows that script - for the most part.
SAN DIEGO - For illegal immigrants and those fighting for immigration reform, the world can be a dark and lonely place.
SAN DIEGO - It's with a chuckle that Marilinda Garcia recalls the day that her critics demanded to see her papers.
SAN DIEGO - Americans are so accustomed to conservatives imploding over the immigration issue that it's a refreshing change to see liberals struggle with it as well.
SAN DIEGO - What Americans really need to kick off the new year is a dramatic improvement in our relations with India. In a world where it sometimes seems that the United States doesn't have many friends and allies, that south Asian country has become both. Most notably, since the attacks Sept. 11, 2001, India has been a partner in fighting the war on terror.
SAN DIEGO - Given what he does for a living, it is no surprise that Rick Najera's memoir about being a Latino breaking down barriers in Hollywood reads like a good movie.
SAN DIEGO - You would think that liberals would like Megyn Kelly. And they might if they weren't so quick to judge the popular Fox News host by the company she works for.
SAN DIEGO - There comes a moment when you find that you disagree with someone on an issue, and you still agree with him/her on other things and respect how he/she presents his/her views. So you think back to the disagreement, and wish that we lived in a world where we could celebrate our differences instead of always getting hung up on them.
SAN DIEGO - The idea of a fast intended to push a political cause is to turn nothing into something.
SAN DIEGO - If Americans want to fix the immigration system, the first thing they need to do is cut through the fog of lies, contradictions and partisan spin that make it hard to see what is really going on.
SAN DIEGO - I've heard it all now. It seems that Americans have come full circle on matters of race and ethnicity. What was once considered a liability is now thought to be an advantage.