Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:
Margolis: Seven Facts About Obama’s Immigration Record Liberals Refuse to Admit
“For months, Democrats accused President Trump of manufacturing a border crisis for political purposes. Because of this, they’ve generally refused to work with Trump or Republicans to do anything about it. They’re singing a different tune now, however, but instead of blaming Trump for manufacturing a crisis, they’re blaming him for the crisis. All the negative news we’re hearing from the border has Democrats pouncing, hoping to pin the blame on Trump and policies. But when you look at the facts, it’s clear that while the crisis wasn’t manufactured, the Democrats’ outrage is. For years, they’ve stood idly by as the issues they now are hoping to turn into political footballs were going on in plain sight without a peep. Why? Because when it happened under Barack Obama they cared more about his image than the immigrant children and families they pretend to be advocating for today.
Below are seven facts about Obama’s immigration record that liberals are in complete denial over.”
Kerr: Democrats’ $15 Minimum Wage Bill Would Eliminate 1.3 Million Jobs, CBO Finds
“Noting a “considerable uncertainty” about the impact a $15 per hour minimum wage would have on employment, the CBO estimated that “there is about a two-thirds chance that the change in employment would lie between about zero and a reduction of 3.7 million workers” by 2025, with the median estimate being 1.3 million jobless Americans.”
Campisi: Pelosi calls for Acosta to step down over Epstein case
“Senate Republicans have declined to criticize the Labor secretary or echo calls for him to resign or be fired by President Trump, instead noting that the 2008 plea deal between Acosta and Epstein was vetted as part of Acosta’s 2017 hearing for his nomination to Trump’s Cabinet.”