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Round Ups, Checkpoints and National ID Cards

“The roundups are getting worse. The checkpoints are getting worse. The harassment is getting worse. The things we were worried would happen are happening.”—Angus Johnston, professor at the City University of New York No one is safe. No one is immune. No one gets spared the anguish, fear and heartache of living under the shadow of an authoritarian police ... [click for more]

Our Heritage of Open Immigration from S***hole Countries

The history of open immigration in this country makes a favorable case for poor and uneducated immigrants. It might just be the huddled masses we need most. From the end of the Mexican War, in 1848, until the 1920s, the only obstacle to travel across the southern border was terrain. Usually poor and uneducated, people crossed and traded across this ... [click for more]

Government Shutdowns, If Only It was True!

The media once more has been agog with the terror and fear of the government shutdown that occurred following the failure of the Congress to pass another stop-gap spending bill, when federal spending approval officially ran out at one minute past midnight on Friday, January 19, 2018. This is all smoke and mirrors because: (a) the government has not ... [click for more]

About Those “S***hole” Countries

President Trump caused a stir when he allegedly referred to some Third World countries as “shitholes” in a recent meeting on immigration reform with congressional leaders. The president used the term to label those countries whose emigrants we're apparently supposed to shun. Predictably, the president was called a racist for his remarks. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said the ... [click for more]

Get Up, Stand Up, Speak Up for Your Rights

We have been silent witnesses of evil deeds: we have been drenched by many storms; we have learnt the arts of equivocation and pretence; experience has made us suspicious of others and kept us from being truthful and open; intolerable conflicts have worn us down and even made us cynical. Are we still of any use? ... [click for more]

Liberty, Law and the Market Economy

The history of liberty and prosperity is inseparable from the practice of free enterprise and respect for the rule of law. Both are products of the spirit of classical liberalism. But a correct understanding of free enterprise, the rule of law, and liberalism (rightly understood) is greatly lacking in the world today. Historically, liberalism is the political philosophy of individual ... [click for more]

State of the Nation: Progressives, Conservatives, and Trump

Anyone reading the news and especially the political “liberal” and conservative commentaries might easily conclude that he is living in a world of two parallel political universes. It is as if modern American liberals and conservatives are, respectively, occupying alternative realities about how they look at the economy and culture of the country, and evaluate Donald Trump and his ... [click for more]

Why Not End Both Programs?

Wisconsin’s governor, Scott Walker, wants to make Wisconsin the first state to mandate drug testing for able-bodied adults who apply for food stamps. Wisconsin’s Republican-controlled legislature approved the idea more than two years ago, but nothing came of it because of concerns about its constitutionality and its conflict with federal rules that prohibit states from imposing ... [click for more]
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