Yes, Trump is Winning

Last week, I went to a dinner event at social club of which I am a member but rarely patronize. You will guess why when I tell you I ran into a friend of longstanding—someone I know well, but hadn’t seen in a couple of years—and she greeted me with the exclamation, “Here’s

By | 2017-10-16T10:48:20+00:00 October 15th, 2017|

European Elites Should be Mindful of the “Spirit of 1848”

In his fantastic history of Europe, “The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914,” Cambridge scholar Richard J. Evans argues: The pursuit of power permeated European society in the nineteenth century. States grasped for world power, governments reached out for imperial power, armies built up their military power, revolutionaries plotted to grab power, political parties

By | 2017-10-06T22:11:33+00:00 October 6th, 2017|

A $116 Billion Burden: The Economics of Illegal Immigration

Illegal immigrants and their children cost American taxpayers $135 billion annually—or $8,075 per alien per year, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform’s (FAIR) new 2017 report. The costs are partially offset by taxes collected from illegal aliens, which total $19 billion. Taken together, the net cost of illegal immigrants to American

By | 2017-09-29T13:05:47+00:00 September 29th, 2017|

Trump, Immigration, and the Post-Constitutional Temptation

Secretary of State John Kerry in May 2016 advised his fellow citizens to prepare themselves for a borderless world. A borderless world would, of course, be a world without sovereign nation-states and consequently a world without the exclusive citizenship that attaches to what our Declaration of Independence called the “separate and equal nations”

By | 2017-09-29T13:05:25+00:00 September 28th, 2017|

DACA: The Civil Rights Issue of All Time

For Democrats, President Trump’s proposal to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is the civil rights issue of our time. No exaggeration. Just read  Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, who posted a blistering partisan attack on Facebook: The emotional and economic toll of President Trump’s cruel immigration policies was plain to

By | 2017-09-17T13:38:07+00:00 September 15th, 2017|