Required Reading – June 19

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Lord: Yes, Trump Can Win Again

“There they go again. Today, in Orlando, Florida, President Trump will make his formal announcement that he is indeed running for re-election. And like clockwork, the same un-wisdom that insisted he could never win in 2016 is being trotted out yet again. That un-widsom is, yet again, the polls, the polls, the polls. The headlines scream: Biden beats Trump! Sanders beats Trump! Warren beats Trump! Harris beats Trump! Buttigieg and Booker beat Trump! Right. Recall this headline from the New York Times that ran — yes, indeed — the morning of the 2016 election? Hillary Clinton has an 85% chance to win. […]

The polls out there today that suggest — 500 days out — that any of those top Democrats can beat President Trump — are sadly mistaken. Just as they were in 2016. And if there is any doubt? Take a look at all those Americans lining up for that Trump rally in Orlando.”

Read more at Spectator.

Arthur: Cartel Members Claim Asylum After Fleeing Gun Battle

“KVOA News 4, the Tucson NBC affiliate, has reported on a June 10, 2019, gun battle that took place across the border from Douglas, Ariz., in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. That gun battle apparently involved an internal dispute among members of the Sinaloa drug cartel and, by the end, almost 12 people had died. A gun battle directly across the border from the United States in which almost a dozen people were killed would be shocking enough. One passage in that report, however, underscores the biggest difficulty the United States faces in securing its Southwest border: “Sources told News 4 Tucson four cartel members showed up at the port of entry asking for asylum and claimed ‘credible fear’.” Given the low standard, the regrettable thing is that those cartel members likely were found to have a credible fear of persecution and/or torture.”

Read more at Center for Immigration Studies.

Talcott: A Highly Gentrified DC Neighborhood Is Home To A Deadly Gang War

“Many of the shootings in Columbia Heights, Washington, D.C., this year were related to drugs, which are typically run by various gangs in Columbia Heights, according to Capt. Ralph McLean of the 3rd District Police Department. He confirmed to The Daily Caller News Foundation that there is an ongoing gang-based drug war in the D.C. neighborhood. […]  There are multiple gangs in Columbia Heights, and they are all exclusively black or Latino, McLean said. In Washington, D.C., gangs are usually composed of a group or association of neighbors, and they are all “ethnospe…””

Read more at Daily Caller.

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