De-Magnetizing the Border with an Iron Will and a Silver Tongue

After weeks of snarling, teeth gnashing, and Nazi death camp analogies by the media and punditocracy, President Trump ordered family separation of illegal crossers at the border to end. U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) summed up the conundrum facing policymakers: We want to make sure that the families are not divided, and yet

By | 2018-06-29T10:36:21+00:00 June 29th, 2018|

Deutsch, Hayden, and the Moral Collapse of U.S. Jewish Institutions

Last week, on the MSNBC TV show "Morning Joe," MSNBC contributor Donny Deutsch said that every American who votes for President Donald Trump is a Nazi. His exact words: "If you vote for Trump, then you, the voter—you, not Donald Trump—are standing at the border like Nazis going, 'You here. You here.'" Now,

By | 2018-06-25T18:05:09+00:00 June 26th, 2018|

The Pentagon Should Build the Wall

Illegal immigration into the United States is surging yet again. In response, the Trump Administration in April enacted a controversial “zero-tolerance” policy to prosecute anyone caught crossing the border unlawfully. As a result, a few thousand children—some quite young—were separated from their parents, many of whom were requesting asylum. Last week, President Trump

By | 2018-06-25T00:15:18+00:00 June 25th, 2018|

California Gets Its MOGO Working

In 1987, California Governor George Deukmejian returned $1.1 billion directly to the people “to protect this money for the taxpayers.” In the current $200 billion budget, outgoing Governor Jerry Brown returns zero dollars to the people and looks the other way at crumbling infrastructure and fathomless pension debt. On the other hand, the

By | 2018-06-24T19:03:09+00:00 June 25th, 2018|

Congressional Republicans Punt on Sovereignty

The furor over illegal immigration policies peaked this week as the House of Representatives began consideration of its immigration bills, and the White House initiated full enforcement of America’s border laws. On Thursday, the House produced what was, initially, a carefully orchestrated CYA move by the leadership to avoid the embarrassment of losing

By | 2018-06-24T17:46:44+00:00 June 24th, 2018|

Ms. Merkel’s Malady: Migration

Germans like to apologize. During a brief trip to Munich last year, tensions between locals and newly arrived migrants often flared into fizzing commotions of swinging fists, splatting saliva, and the kind of primal chest-beating one cravenly enjoys from the safety of a Barcalounger and in high-definition on a screen, but rarely relishes

By | 2018-06-22T20:16:30+00:00 June 24th, 2018|