Deport the Deplorables?

Deport the Deplorables is a slogan of popular culture, found on bumper stickers, t-shirts, and internet postings. But now the mini-industry of deplorable/deportable sloganeering has made its way into more elite circles. With just three words, the phrase “deport the deplorables” sends two popular messages: one, get rid of undesirable American citizens who

By | 2018-07-18T00:19:14+00:00 July 17th, 2018|

Immigrants Change Cultures, For Good and Ill

The most frequently used description of America by those who advocate for large numbers of immigrants—those here legally or illegally—is "America is a nation of immigrants." The statement sounds meaningful. But in reality, it's meaningless. What else could America be? If no one had come to America from elsewhere, the North American continent

By | 2018-07-17T00:24:50+00:00 July 17th, 2018|

Saving the American Dream

It was winter and the streets of Vienna were covered with snow. The plows were busy for most of the night, and I watched them go up and down the street. I couldn’t sleep because earlier that day, I had had an interview at the American embassy that would determine whether I would

By | 2018-07-14T16:27:34+00:00 July 15th, 2018|

Mayday for Brexit

President Trump managed to ruffle a few feathers during his visit to Great Britain this week before Air Force One even stroked the runway. Then, when he arrived, he nuked the entire country. The disruptor-in-chief, sugar-blooded from shaking a few defense pennies from spendthrift NATO allies, brawled into Prime Minister Theresa May’s headspace,

By | 2018-07-13T16:10:04+00:00 July 14th, 2018|

Abolishing the Democrats

It’s almost as if the Democrats cultured their newest and shiniest pet in a petri dish. Person of color? Check. Not male, pale, or stale? You bet. Millennial? Goody. Tenuous link to the struggles of people Democrats used to care about? Gotcha.   Alexandria Ocasia-Cortez is the “future” of the party, at least

By | 2018-07-12T12:44:15+00:00 July 13th, 2018|