This Friday, Hazleton, Pennsylvania's mayor, Lou Barletta, will go to court to defend some of the most zealous anti-immigrant ordinances in the nation. Next Tuesday, he just might be elected to Congress.
Carolyn Petri is a fall 2008 Prospect editorial intern.
Last night, John McCain tried to make Barack Obama's opposition to a possible free trade agreement with Colombia look stupid. He told Obama, "Free trade with Colombia is something that's a no-brainer." It isn't, and McCain probably lost votes by bringing it up.