Thumbnail image for frowning child 2.jpgA recent televised debate revealed an immigration fault line within the GOP. Texas Governor Rick Perry’s many challengers for the Republican presidential nomination railed against his decision to extend in-state tuition rates to undocumented college students, brought to the U.S. as children, who graduate from the Lone Star State’s high schools. His initial reply:


Since January 25, the events in Cairo’s Tahrir (Liberation) Square have transfixed the world.  Following on the heels of the Tunisian people’s overthrow of their despot, the Egyptian uprising reveals a fundamental law of physics: In a closed system, energy can be neither created nor destroyed. 

So too in politics.  Universal political energy — the pent-up longing