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Monday, March 8, 2021

Immigration debate avoids real issues

By BERND DEBUSMANN

President Vicente Fox paused for a long moment before answering a question on how long it would take Mexico to reach a stage where citizens no longer want to cross the U.S. border to seek work.

"Generations," he finally said.

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Everything new is old again

By DALE McFEATTERS

When all else fails, the White House has not been afraid to boldly blame the supernatural.

In 1973, Alexander Haig, a backup chief of staff brought in from the bench to rescue the faltering Nixon White House, blamed the erasure of a vital — and most likely damning — presidential tape on "a sinister force."

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A lesson in the excess of access

By BARBARA BARRETT
McClatchy Newspapers

Here’s a lesson about history and democracy:

Try to get something done in Washington, and there’s a good chance it will take longer and cost more than anyone ever imagined.

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Moussaoui’s fate in jury’s hands

By GREG GORDON
McClatchy Newspapers

A jury began weighing the death-penalty case against Zacarias Moussaoui Wednesday after prosecutors blamed his lies for contributing to the Sept. 11 carnage, and a defense lawyer denied he was even part of the operation.

The all-white jury of nine men and three women must sort out sharply conflicting scenarios about what would have happened if Moussaoui had truthfully answered federal agents’ questions when he was arrested in Minnesota 26 days before the suicide hijackings.

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Immigrants and our future labor needs

By MARGARET TALEV
McClatchy Newspapers

Pollster Sergio Bendixen was surveying legal immigrants this month about their attitudes on illegal immigration when he came across a man from India now working in Massachusetts as a demographer for a financial investment firm.

The demographer said he found the debate polarizing Americans and Congress ironic.

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Terrorist television

By CLIFFORD D. MAY

Slowly and with difficulty, America’s military is learning to fight the armed conflicts of the 21st century. Slowly and with difficulty, we also are learning to fight a modern war of ideas.

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