Yes, NPR: Illegal Immigration Does Increase Violent Crime

As members of an alien caravan beat their fists at the gates, the experts provide the rationalization for inviting them in. John Burnett wrote last week for National Public Radio, “four academic studies show that illegal immigration does not increase the prevalence of violent crime or drug and alcohol problems.” But Burnett curated

By | 2018-05-08T10:41:14+00:00 May 7th, 2018|

House Freedom Caucus: Don’t Trivialize Impeachment

House Freedom Caucus members have prepared articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The reasoning behind this absurd tactic? They don’t like the way he is doing his job. Impeachment was one of the most hotly debated topics at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, and its inclusion in the Constitution was

By | 2018-05-07T23:57:38+00:00 May 7th, 2018|

The Rape Culture of Politics by Investigation

Former Trump campaign advisor Michael Caputo condemned the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday following his closed-door testimony. His words, no doubt, resonated with every Trump aide, associate, and family member ensnared in the bogus Trump-Russia election collusion scam. “God damn you to Hell,” Caputo told the committee—an impassioned conclusion to an emotional statement

By | 2018-05-07T00:15:19+00:00 May 5th, 2018|

Mr. President: Talk to Mueller Now, or Plead the Fifth Later

The long negotiations between Donald Trump's legal team and the gaggle of professional witch-hunters employed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller may yet produce a formula by which the president could sit down for a voluntary interview. Increasingly, however, this seems doubtful, as the hostility between the two camps grows, and as Trump's poll

By | 2018-05-04T13:27:35+00:00 May 4th, 2018|

What if Mueller Questioned Barack Obama?

Imagine if a right-wing version of Robert Mueller, backed by a properly pro-Trump legal team, had sent former President Barack Obama the same sort of questions that Mueller allegedly delivered this week to President Trump. The special counsel might dress them up in legalese, innuendo, and with perjury-trap IEDs, thereby casting suspicion with

By | 2018-05-05T09:30:12+00:00 May 4th, 2018|

American and French Interests Do Not Align in the Middle East

The French came to Washington. They saw, but they did not conquer. America’s relationship with France may be its oldest, but it is certainly not its strongest—and no amount of creepy kisses and awkward hugs between French President Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump could ever change that reality. This is particularly true now

By | 2018-05-03T09:06:09+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|

A Tax Cut Worthy of a Worker’s GOP

Republican Congressional leaders are talking about voting on a second tax cut bill later this year. The tax cuts passed last year were made permanent for corporations but will expire in 2025 for individuals. The leaders’ proposal would make the personal income tax changes permanent, too. This is much too timid. Americans worry

By | 2018-05-02T23:42:11+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|