Tag: John McCain

HeadCount Human Rights Issue Update: Immigration Law

By now, you’ve probably heard about the controversial new immigration law that will take effect in Arizona on July 28. The legislation, known officially as the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act or Senate Bill 1070, gives local police the ability to demand a person’s identification and detain that person if they believe there is reasonable suspicion…

Posted in Human Rights, Issue Updates

John McCain Urges Troop Build-Up In Afghanistan

On one side is a population increasingly uncomfortable with the president’s handling of Afghanistan. (Approval for his policies has dropped from 56 percent in April to 44 percent in September.) On the other side are John McCain and other Republican leaders, who want Obama to as much as double the 68,000 American troops already in…

Posted in Trends in Music and Society

Jackson Browne Schools John McCain, GOP

What is it with Republican candidates and Democrat musicians? Ever since Ronald Reagan tried to co-opt Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” for his 1984 election, GOP candidates have been repeatedly bitten for using songs against the wishes of their composers. Yesterday, according to The Associated Press, Jackson Browne settled a lawsuit with the Republican…