Articles by Mark Krikorian

Moratorium Interruptus

resident Trump tweeted last week that he was going to temporarily halt immigration, but the actual order (technically a presidential proclamation) was something of a dud. It did put down, in official black and white, that too much immigration is bad for American workers. Given that we’re reenacting the Great Depression, it’s not like this […]

Visas for Pottersville

n the Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” George Bailey is shown an alternate, dystopian version of Bedford Falls. In Pottersville, renamed for the greedy local mogul, the neighborhood bar is instead a raucous saloon, George’s flirty childhood friend has become a prostitute, and his real-world wife, Mary, is instead a spinster librarian. At one […]

Nobody Expects the SPLC Inquisition!

Voltaire wrote that the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire. Something similar could be said of the Southern Poverty Law Center—if it ever had anything to do with helping poor people in the South with their legal problems, it doesn’t any longer. (It is a center, though!) Instead, it’s turned into […]

‘All You Americans Are Fired’

Exactly 33 years ago, President Reagan signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA). Congress had wrangled for six years before finally agreeing to an amnesty for nearly 3 million illegal aliens in exchange for the first-ever ban on the employment of illegal aliens in the future. One of the reasons it took so long […]