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Sunday, July 27, 2014

New York Times Flip-Flops on States' Rights

On May 29, 2011, The New York Times denounced states' rights.
States’ rights has been a politically charged concept for even longer. It was a basis for secession and then for years of Southern defiance on segregation. Now it is used as an excuse for rejecting national immigration policy.
Today, it embraces the idea:
A decision about what kinds of substances to permit, and under what conditions, belongs in the purview of the states, as alcohol is handled.
As we have noted before, President Obama and other Democrats have explicitly embraced the language of states' rights.