About Those Shitholes

Today’s installment of the Trump side show is the sturm-und-drang around his alleged description of Haiti and some African nations as “shitholes,” in regard to a proposal to offer special protections for immigrants from those countries. Trump...

Immigration, Borders, and Liberty

Just about a year ago, then-Secretary of State John Kerry told the graduating class at Northeastern University that they were about to graduate into a complex and borderless world. Given the continued hotness of the potato known as immigration (one further complicated...

Peak Dissonance

Donald Trump, proving yet again that, just when you think he’s reached the acme of outrage-inducement, gave a “these go to eleven” poke to the political beehive with his immigration ban. I disagree with the ban, for reasons I’ll go into at a...

Poisoning the Melting Pot

This past weekend brought us yet more reminders of the stark realities of radical Islam. In St. Cloud, Minnesota, eight people were stabbed by a Somali man who made references to Allah. In New York, a bomb exploded in a dumpster in Chelsea, injuring 29 people. Another...