Monthly Archives: February 2012

¿MATT YGLESIAS O JOSH BARRO?

Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias): Why Are People So Averse To Jury Duty?
“Is everyone else’s job really so amazing that they can’t bear the thought of a few days off to listen to testimony and pronounce on a verdict? I don’t buy it. I feel like as a society we’ve coordinated on a pointless anti-social norm that you’re some kind of sucker if you’re willing to just smile and do what the judge wants even though there are no really good self-interested reasons to want out. For salaried professionals, jury duty is a paid vacation.”

Josh Barro (@jbarro): This is Why People Hate Jury Duty
“If you’re just one interchangeable cog in a corporate or government machine, maybe you can sit on a jury and let your workload fall to your co-workers. But for a lot of salaried professionals, jury duty means being at the courthouse from 8 to 4 and then going into the office to attend to a slew of matters that only you are equipped to handle.”

¿QUIÉN ES MÁS MACHO?
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¿HERMAN CAIN O VICTORIA M. DEFRANCESCO SOTO?

Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO-q5lI7618
“We’ll have a real fence, 20 feet high, with barbed wire, electrified, with a sign on the other side that says ‘it can kill you’  . . . Then I get criticized, ‘Mr. Cain that’s insensitive.’ What do you mean insensitive? What’s insensitive is when they come to the United States, across our border, and kill our citizens, and kill our border patrol people. That’s insensitive, and I’m not worried about being insensitive to tell people to stop sneaking into America.”

Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto (@DrVMDS): Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Is Anti-Latino
“Let’s call a spade a spade. Opposition to immigration is not a concern rooted in personal economic concerns. Neither is it a concern having to do with state’s rights. Anti-immigrant sentiment isn’t even about immigrants as a whole. As rigorous social scientific research shows, opposition to immigration is closely linked to the negative racial animus toward one very specific group, Latinos.

Over the course of the GOP primary season, anti-immigrant rhetoric has been a stump speech staple of the candidates. The focus of Republican candidates is to keep new immigrants out and get those here to leave. The Republican primary has become a quien es más macho contest of who has the biggest anti-immigrant badge. The top anti-immigrant badge of honor goes to Herman Cain and his advocacy for an electrified border fence…”

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