About That Wall

Some time ago, I used to argue that the Right’s focus on illegals was misplaced (to put it mildly). Of course, that fell on deaf ears – nothing seemed to wind GOPers up more than the illegal “problem,” and I eventually gave up (mostly) spitting...

The Immigration Snooker

Talk to a present-day GOP die-hard about issues, and pay attention to the emotional level associated with each. Run the gamut of today’s big issues, and gauge the fervor behind each response. I’ll bet dollars to doughnuts that, in most cases, you’ll...

They Broke The Law!

Illegal immigrants have broken the law. For many, that’s reason enough to want them all deported, and reason enough to oppose amnesty of any sort, including DREAMer legislation, and to go as far as arguing against birthright citizenship, declaring that the...

Trade Clarity

After a couple years of constant exposure to Trump’s speeches, statements, off-the-cuff remarks and, especially, tweets, it behooves the prudent observer to avoid taking every word literally… AND, to avoid waving off everything he says as “serious...