Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Illegal Immigration

Illegal Immigration has recently become quite a hot topic, particularly with the increasing visibility of the Minuteman Project. Illegal immigrants tend to enter the United States in search of jobs and for family connections. I've heard conflicting findings regarding the economic impact of immigration. However, the economic impact really doesn't factor into the issue for me. What grates on my "law and order" side is the idea of people entering this country in violation of our national laws. However, I am moved by the hardships that illegal immigrants face and I hate the idea of deporting someone who managed to create a good life here.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Death of Pope John Paul II

I was greatly saddened by the death of Pope John Paul II. By all accounts he was a truly great figure of the 20th century.

The Damascene Blog

The Damascene Blog is a very interesting site that has pictures of scenes in and around Damascus. The pictures are accompanied by descriptions of life in the city and of its history.