Lots of interesting news and commentary around the internet today. A few worth a look:
The Arizona Republic released a poll today showing that a plurality of Arizonans believe the SB 1070 debate has exacerbated racism in the state.
On a semi-related note, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who filed an amicus brief in support of SB 1070, has authorized law enforcement officers to check the immigration status anyone they stop or arrest.
Two insightful takes on the controversy surrounding the Cordoba House Islamic Center in lower Manhattan near ground zero: Will Saletan on the Republican leaders driving it, and Blake Hounshell on the erstwhile Republican leader who can do the most to help stop it.
For a thorough take on the right’s bigoted response to Cordoba House and the Muslim community’s religious freedom, check out today’s Progress Report.