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
“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
Now that Donald Trump’s physician has declared the president to be in “excellent” health and mentally fit for office, let’s lay to rest yet another dead #Resistance narrative.“Dangerousness can be assessed without using formal diagnostic categories,” wrote Ilene A. Serling for Psychology Today in an article titled “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump.” Dr.
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
On the eve of the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, it is worthwhile to reflect on the significance of his presidency for the quality of our nation’s politics. Some Americans have criticized the president as a threat to our democratic way of life. They point to his brawling rhetoric, his tendency to
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
President Trump promised in his first inaugural address that his administration would be guided by one “crucial conviction: that a nation exists to serve its citizens.” He went on to say that “every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families.” His
The favorite pastime of our oligarchy is to harp on endlessly about the supposed faults of the people who elected Donald Trump president. According to the anointed, the American people—in their untutored stupidity—chose a strong man who is shredding the Constitution, along with every last vestige of character and decency. NeverTrumper Matt K.
President Trump on Sunday accused the Wall Street Journal of misquoting him invidiously in an interview published last Thursday. The newspaper attributed the following phrase to Trump: “I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jung Un.” In subsequent days this quotation was frequently repeated in the media because it suggests that
The Democrats used to be the party of the working class: they supported trade unions and believed in the welfare state. Their goal was to smoothe capitalism's rougher edges, to humanize modern industrialism, and to give the common man a fair shake. One may find fault with their methods, but their stated goals