by | Jun 25, 2019

Ann Coulter predicted in December 2018 that Trump will be the last Republican president. Texas may well prove her right.  The Lone Star State is the gem of the Republican electoral map. It has a population of nearly 30 million…

by | Jun 11, 2019

“Everyone [sic] very excited about the new deal with Mexico” President Trump tweeted Saturday, following the announcement of a deal aimed at curbing immigration from Central and South America. The deal came after several days of negotiation, largely as a…

by | Jun 5, 2019

Recently, Islamist groups such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) have opened up a new field of activity. Going beyond lobbying against the Trump administration’s “Muslim ban” and caps on refugee admittance, CAIR and its allies have enthusiastically jumped…

by | May 17, 2019

President Trump’s presser on his immigration bill was great news, and for me a matter of a little pride. I had briefed Jared Kushner on the Canadian merit system for legal immigration, and when Trump plugged my 2016 book, The…

by | Apr 28, 2019

The language we choose tells others a great deal about us. For example, my wife jokes that I’m one of the few living speakers of American English who visibly suffers real pain when he accidentally dangles a preposition, or says,…

by | Nov 2, 2018

Trump’s Ace of Trumps. President Trump’s November 1 immigration address (21:13) described America as “a welcoming country” whose generosity to immigrants is without parallel anywhere, but one facing limits on what we can absorb. His main points: (a) America needs immigrants…

by | Oct 23, 2018

“We are going to reach the United States,” declares one Erasmo Duarte, as he and a couple of thousand would-be Americanos hike northward through Mexico toward the Promised Land. With scant appreciation, I’m afraid, as to the non-welcome in store for…

by | Jun 11, 2018

Since 2015, the influx of about 1.4 million Middle East and North African migrants into Germany — almost all of them Muslim — has destabilized the nation’s politics and society. One of them, Ali Bashar, an Iraqi said to be…

by | Jun 10, 2018

In the current political moment, it is all too easy to forget that the people on the other side of any given policy debate — and those being debated — are, just that: people. Not “conservative coots” or “liberal loons.”…

by | Mar 4, 2018

Saturday So, I see it’s “Beat on California Days” again. USA Today had a feature about the “quality of life” of the 50 states recently. California came in dead last. What was first? North Dakota. Then I saw that my…

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