Monthly Archives: October 2010

Privatization of Prisons and Arizona Immigration Law

NPR features an article detailing how the private prisons industry viewed the detention of undocumented immigrants as a new growth market and worked to push through Arizona’s highly contested and controversial anti-immigration legislation. A quote from the article: “NPR spent … Continue reading

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From the John Birch Society and W. Cleon Skousen to the Tea Party

The New Yorker has an excellent article tracing the lineage of the contemporary Tea Party to 1950’s Cold War Era right wing extremists, in particular the John Birch Society and W. Cleon Skousen. A quote from the article: “[Glenn] Beck’s … Continue reading

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