An amusing video is posted showing an adorable 3-year-old boy asking his mom for a cupcake with the determination of a first-year law student.
This week, there was a massive attempt to gate-crash on the U.S.-Mexico border, part of the "Bring Them Home" campaign. A better name for it would be "Operation Return to Sender."
The most important tool that law enforcement officers have at their disposal is common sense. This is especially true with that segment of the force that spends the most time interacting with the public: traffic cops and highway patrol officers who enforce the vehicle code.
Why only reach back to right a wrong from a half-century ago? Why not correct a travesty that is occurring right now?
Clarence Thomas has an abundance of two things that are often in short supply whenever Americans talk about race: courage and common sense.
Canada's most valuable export? Oil. Its most problematic? Justin Bieber.
The Bachelor sounds like a bigot.
Tom Brokaw has had enough of "bridgegate."
What is it with juries in high-profile cases in Southern California? Over the years, they've become a national joke. But no one is laughing.
My son has a new video game, and I have a new problem.
A recent dust-up at MSNBC is driving the latest round of "gotcha" between the right and the left.
This Christmas, enjoy the turkey and roast beef. But do yourself a favor, and skip the duck.
Here's a scary thought: There's a country where officials are suggesting that the visas of gay partners of U.S. diplomats be revoked and these individuals be put in jail -- not because the country recently outlawed same-sex relationships but to crack down on Americans.
Do you know why so many children think they're entitled to a comfy life filled with toys, smiles and puppy dogs?
Some people see a silver lining and go looking for a cloud. They just can't feel good about the world they live in, even when they're presented with a feel-good story. Instead of rejoicing in a positive development, they're critical and cynical and mean.
When asked over the years if he can use executive power to stop deporting illegal immigrants, President Barack Obama has responded: Yes, we can! Other times, the answer was: No we can't!
Republicans portray themselves as the party of family values. Yet, in Wyoming, one prominent group of right wing kinfolk will spend the holidays embroiled in a family feud.
You almost have to feel sorry for President Obama. Almost.
Election week is the perfect time for Americans to think about what we want in a candidate and what we don't.
Introducing a new word: "cultuphobia." It means the fear that another person's culture is taking over your own.
Just this summer, the British government was directly targeting illegal immigrants with a campaign that turned heads, and, in many cases, turned stomachs.
Maria Kang likes a good workout. And she is getting one after a bunch of angry women turned her into a punching bag.
In the 1980 Clint Eastwood action comedy film "Any Which Way You Can," prizefighter Jack Wilson (played by William Smith) assesses the strengths of his soon-to-be opponent, Philo Beddoe (played by Eastwood).
It's hip to be Hispanic.
The parents of elementary school students in 19 states -- including Arkansas, Illinois, California and Massachusetts -- are receiving letters regarding something that really isn't a school's business: their children's weight.
California has long been a trendsetter. But on the issue of giving driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants, it fell behind other states. After what seems like forever, it is poised to become the 10th state, along with the District of Columbia, to make this concession.
Americans are told we need to have a national conversation in which we talk about race.
As much of the country deals with heat waves, the temperature in this coastal city rarely exceeds 75 degrees. Don't you want to be in San Diego?
If you want to save souls, first you need to put folks in the pews.
Here is an unlikely duel: It's Jeb Bush, former Florida governor and possible 2016 GOP presidential hopeful, vs. Matt Damon, actor and activist.
The "Dream 9," five women and four men, say that they are "undocumented and unafraid."
American humorist Will Rogers once said, "I'm not a member of any organized political party. I'm a Democrat."
"Dreamers" always seem to find themselves in the eye of the storm, and that's where they are at the moment.
Mexican authorities are having an Eliot Ness moment. Imagine what it felt like for the famed U.S. federal agent to arrest legendary gangster Al Capone in 1929.
When the University of California regents were looking for a new president for perhaps the best public university system in the world -- with 10 campuses and more than 230,000 students -- they chose Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano?
As the immigration debate moves to the House of Representatives, Americans are fully engaged. Is it too much to ask that they also be fully informed?
Once again, the eyes of the nation are upon Texas.
The Supreme Court just did Latinos and African-Americans a big favor.
When the discussion turns to the U.S.-Mexico border, living less than an hour away has its privileges.
The scoreboard was clear.
If I may speak for some of the dads who have spoken to me over time, this year, our kids can skip the ties, golf clubs and fishing poles. What many of us really want for Father's Day is an attitude adjustment for our kids.
Does your company have in place what amounts to an "English-only" policy for employees? Yes? No?
Former Wyoming Sen. Al Simpson knows a thing or two about passing landmark immigration reform. My friend and former graduate school professor did it in 1986 with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, which he co-authored with former Rep. Romano Mazzoli.
I keep thinking of those television ads from the Mexican tourism industry urging Americans to "Come visit Mexico."
Welcome to the chaotic Department of Homeland Security.
"Government should be transparent. Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their Government is doing. ... My Administration will take appropriate action, consistent with law and policy, to disclose information rapidly in forms that the public can readily find and use." -- President Barack Obama, memo to heads of executive departments and agencies, 2009
You wouldn't think that gay rights would be on a collision course with immigration reform. After all, what does one of these things have to do with another?