John Boehner said Thursday that he doubts comprehensive immigration reform will pass this year. Is delay bad for the country? That's one of the issues that Tamar Jacoby and Mickey Kaus debate in the video above, which also highlights areas where the two were able to find common ground. The full debate, part of The Good Fight series, is on Bloggingheads.tv.

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