Wiretap: Who needs citizenship?

Does it have to be citizenship or nothing? According to the New York Times, that’s the question being asked in parts of the undocumented-immigrant community now that the Senate-passed reform bill has predictably stalled in the House. Some argue that legalization is a start and the argument about the path to citizenship can come later. Here’s a shock: Others disagree.

The argument over citizenship: Can there be an immigration bill without it? Via the New York Times.

The Republican war on competence. It’s the way to turn back Obamacare. Via the New Yorker.

Jeffrey Goldberg writers that Castro told him Oswald couldn’t have killed Kennedy alone. Via the Atlantic.

Are we all Dallas now? Turn on talk radio and it sounds that way. Via the San Francisco Chronicle.

And now books: Remember them? James McBridge, George Packer win National Book Awards. Via New York Times.

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