America and Race, Latinos and Race, Urban/Global Politics

Eric Cantor, Immigration Reform, and the Paralysis of US Politics

The defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is a clear signal that American national politics is in a self-destructive spiral of extremist fear-mongering that has brought about a dangerous creeping paralysis. While his primary defeat is characterized by several pundits as a victory of “grassroots” Tea Party organizing, it is a distorted spectacle where […]

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