If you're wondering why Arizona's new immigration law has drawn such strong support from Americans in other states, look no further than the nation's high rate of unemployment.
The country is once again divided into haves and have-nots. This time, however, the haves are not those with wealth but those with jobs, and have-nots are those who don't have jobs or fear they'll soon lose the jobs they have.
Economy: The addition of 290,000 new jobs is great news for the economy and for those Americans who have struggled during the recession. But as good as it is, we're not out of the woods yet. Not by a long shot.
Employers hired the most in four years in April, the government said Friday, on growing confidence that the economic recovery was on solid footing.
Energy: After BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, federal and state governments moved quickly to shelve plans to drill off the U.S. coast. But a new poll taken after the spill suggests Americans still support drilling.
Editorial pages may rage against the Arizona immigration law, but a solid majority of Americans support it, an IBD/TIPP poll found.
IBD/TIPP: How dare you use the S word? they gasped in 2008 when we ran a series about Barack Obama titled "The Audacity Of Socialism." But now, more Americans than not think that's how our future is spelled.
Taxation: Ask almost anyone — economists, politicians, entrepreneurs, average Americans — and they'll tell you a value-added tax is a bad idea. So why does the White House continue to consider it?
Responses to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll suggest that the economy, one-party rule, the health care bill and the ascendancy of conservatism will be the four defining corners of the square in the political game coming in November.
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