Shutdown Shames All of Congress

During the late government shutdown, Republicans kept repeating the talking point that the Democrats were damaging American national security by tying up the budget over the status of 800,000 or so illegal aliens covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Democrats, for their part, behaved in the manner their

By | 2018-01-22T17:31:04+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|

The Shutdown Victory

Under normal circumstances, shutting down the government is not a good idea. It presumes of course that the government is doing good things. But what if the opposite is true? What if the government is doing things that undermine the stability and security of the nation and its people? In this latest drama,

By | 2018-01-21T23:15:41+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|

Schumer’s Cynical Diversity Visa Gambit

Washington D.C. was practically in flames last week over President Trump’s now-infamous, though contested, remarks about desiring immigrants from certain countries over others. Politicians fell all over themselves denouncing his comments and expressing their horror, derision, and scorn in varying levels of the dramatic. U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) went on a rhetorical

By | 2018-01-21T14:44:25+00:00 January 21st, 2018|

The Impossible ‘Dreamers’

“Dreamers.” You hear so much about them. Who are they? Let’s not play word games. “Dreamers” are illegal aliens. Harsh but true. There are more than 1.3 million Dreamers living in the United States, of which 800,000 or so had registered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. They really shouldn’t

By | 2018-01-22T17:51:12+00:00 January 21st, 2018|

Trump’s DACA Moves Are Paying Off

A March 5 deadline to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program may send 800,000 illegal immigrants packing, to the great consternation of Democrats and more than a few Republicans. But it’s also possible these so-called Dreamers may stay—if they can meet certain conditions the Trump Administration is hashing out with

By | 2018-01-19T11:01:14+00:00 January 19th, 2018|

Bullying Booker and the War on Women of the Right

At a January 16, Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) informally announced he’s running for president in 2020 by bullying Kirstjen Nielsen, President Trump’s new secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. With eyes and neck veins popping, Booker pounded his fists, pointed his finger, yelled accusations of racism, and further

By | 2018-01-20T16:58:23+00:00 January 18th, 2018|

The Snowflakes’ Greatest Trick

The 19th-century poet Charles Baudelaire famously observed that “the loveliest trick of the devil is to persuade you that he does not exist.” A similar aphorism could easily be applied to the most politically correct of people in America, who hide behind the notion that their social justice idiocy is motivated by concern

By | 2018-01-16T13:41:11+00:00 January 16th, 2018|

Trump is America’s Plumber

Donald Trump is not an ideological man. He ran by appealing to the sentiments that unite most working-class Americans, much like Ronald Reagan did in 1980. Working-class voters from factory employees to plumbers and electricians appreciated the themes Trump campaigned on during the 2016 election. Promising to “make America great again” through cultural

By | 2018-01-14T18:46:40+00:00 January 14th, 2018|

‘Shithole’-gate and Toxic Double Standards

In the wake of President Trump’s “shithole” comment (which may have been misreported), CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked a predictably leading question of Republican “strategist” Ana Navarro on his show Thursday night: “[I]s there any other way to interpret this comment other than being just racist?” Navarro was happy to oblige. After taking a

By | 2018-01-12T21:40:46+00:00 January 12th, 2018|