If politics is the art of the possible, it's at least plausible that reasonable conservatives and moderate liberals might reach a grand bargain taming the two big policy beasts: immigration and healthcare. That could happen, writes Terry Michael, director of the Washington Center for Politics & Journalism, if Tea Party Republicans decide they dislike Mexicans less than they despise the Affordable Care Act. And it would require enough scared moderate liberal Democrats to realize immigration liberalization is more attractive to swing voters than illusory healthcare "reform."
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Warren Lent is suing the California Coastal Commission, arguing that its power to unilaterally hand down massive fines with minimal process is unconstitutional.