Rochester students can't pass a test even when given the answers in advance. To read the story and Bruce Shortt's lively commentary on this news at OneNewsNow.
Protesting the Protesters Protesting the Prosecution of Felons
Now we move to Iowa with another OneNewsNow story.
Activists who oppose illegal immigration are staging a counter-protest today (July 27) in an Iowa town that was the site of the largest-ever roundup of illegal immigrants at a single location in the United States.
On May 11, federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents descended on the eastern Iowa town of Postville and conducted an immigration raid on a plant run by Agriprocessors, Inc. Nearly 400 illegal workers were detained, most of whom came from Guatemala, but also included individuals from Mexico, Israel, and the Ukraine. But the raid created an uproar among church groups, Hispanic activists, and members of Congress who support illegal immigration, and they came to Postville to stage a huge rally to complain about how the raid disrupted the community and tore families apart.
Susan Tully is national field director with the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). She points out that the illegal aliens were charged with aggravated identity theft, the unlawful use of a Social Security number, and other crimes. "They're being prosecuted for the felony they committed," Tully contends. "But not one of these members of Congress and not one of these churches is coming out and speaking about this correctly, by pointing out to the people, 'Oh yeah, by the way, they committed felonies' -- and people who commit felonies...break up their families every day of the week when they get prosecuted and sent to jail."
Is There No End to the Tainted Vegetables?
Now on to Texas, where one contaminated jalepeno is giving the other millions a bad rep. The USA Today story brought a firestorm of comments basically saying, "It's one pepper. Get over it." I guess we Texans are willing to take a stand for our jalepenos.