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Bush Leaks, Immigration Reform, and Congress

The interesting thing about the new RCP ReaderArticles page is that it puts you, the reader, in control. Here are just a few examples of articles selected by RCP readers in the last few days:

- "Zimman" links to a National Review piece on Bush's response to the leak investigation:

One hopes the president's team will seize the high ground on this issue. If he authorized the release of the information, he should come right out and say so. President Bush is at his best when he takes the offensive. And when a man is calling you a liar, you are never required to just sit there and take it.

- "Harold" links to a new (and somewhat controversial) idea for immigration reform that would have guest workers enroll first in the U.S. Military: "This military option would help the lag in military recruitment and it is an authentic route to citizenship and assimilation for those illegal immigrants that really want to be U.S. Citizens."

- "JDPendry" points out an old Teddy Roosevelt quotation on assimilation and immigration in the United States:

In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American. There can be no divided allegiance here.

- And "ZenPolitics" is fed up with Congress, specifically Reps. Tom DeLay and Cynthia McKinney, saying "It would do them all good to get a dose of what 'normal' really is...McKinney and Delay are just different sides of the same coin, and it is time we returned them to the world they want the rest of us to live in. Tom is heading there soon, and one can only hope that McKinney will be sent back to 'normal' in November, but don't hold your breath."

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