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Up in smoke?

Ten months after President Obama took office, his Justice Department issued a remarkable directive.
Obama is threatening a medical marijuana crackdown in Rhode Island and across the country. Should Governor Chafee call his bluff?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 15, 2011
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Photos: Immigration activists at Copley Square

Activists against Arizona's SB1070, plus some Jan Brewer supporters, rally at Copley Square on July 10, 2010.
Immigration rally | Copley Square | July 10, 2010
By KELSEY MARIE BELL  |  July 23, 2010
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Immigration activists miss a chance

New England activists had what may have been their biggest opportunity to thrust immigration front and center this past weekend — and some local activists are disappointed that the movement didn't make a better showing.
Off Base
By MARCELA GARCIA  |  July 16, 2010
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Meet the Agent Provocateurs of Russia

The FBI busted a Russian spy ring that couldn't seem to accomplish much of anything. But there are other agents under deep cover.
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  July 02, 2010
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A Mexican Metamorphosis

Kafka comes to Arizona
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  June 04, 2010
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An immigrant song

Arizona has declared war on Mexico. SB1070, the incendiary new immigration bill signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer, has set off national boycotts, lawsuits, protests, and denouncements.
What we can learn from our neighbors to the south
By DAVID KISH  |  May 14, 2010


Notes from a Borderland

What we learn from immigrants
What we learn from immigrants
By DAVID KISH  |  May 07, 2010
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Library woes

In an attempt to save four Boston Public Library branches that are slated to close due to budget shortfalls, some state legislators from Boston have threatened to block all state funding the library receives if it shutters any of its 26 branches.
Plus, Arizona declares war on immigrants
By EDITORIAL  |  April 30, 2010
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Female Trouble

Conventional political wisdom says that for a party to oppose a woman — or a women's issue — it's best to send out a female spokesperson.
A shocking dearth of Republican female pols should have the party in a panic. So why doesn't it care?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 05, 2009