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And justice for all – right?

We say it every morning in front of the flag, pledging our allegiance to the United States. We say it and claim we mean it. Everyone was a child once. Everybody, most likely, went to school at a time in their lives. They were all required to recite The Pledge. They all said the line, “and justice for all.”

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Alianza Hispano-Americana (access required)

During the mid to late 19th century, Mexicans and Anglos were living side-by-side in many cities and towns throughout the Southwest. In Tucson, the first Anglos settled during the 1850s. They enjoyed a close association with their Hispanic neighbors, both socially and in business, and intermarriage was more common than not. During the 1870s, as the Anglo population rapidly increased, racial tension — especially among the labor classes — developed.

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Sprint toward sine die

Of the 352 bills approved by lawmakers in the 2010 regular session, nearly 40 percent of them got their final thumbs-up during the two-day sprint toward sine die that saw lawmakers work late into the night in order to wrap up the year’s work.

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