One of the most effective ways of preventing illegal immigration has always been to target the employers – people are less likely to come here illegally if there aren’t ready jobs for them.
Say what you like about President Trump, but he doesn’t let anyone get too comfortable in their assumptions. For instance, just as his critics were settling into a nice liberal-bubble bath to read that ludicrous new book that confirms all their cherished fantasies about him being a dementia-stricken, moronic grandpa who can’t understand simple concepts or remember his friends’ names, he dumped a big load of freezing cognitive dissonance in their bath water.
California Representative and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce announced plans to retire this year. That adds up to 19 Republicans and just seven Democrats so far who aren’t running for reelection, which makes the Democrats’ goal of retaking the House and Making America Lame Again that much easier...
The next big battle over immigration looks to be not illegal immigration but sending back foreign nationals who are in America on the TPS program (“temporary protected status”).
It’s been said that one of the greatest tools of tax-and-spend politicians is withholding, because they get to take your money out of your paycheck before you see it, so you don’t realize how much taxes are costing you.
I don’t want to waste too much time on the nonsensical TDS fantasy novel “Fire and Fury” by Michael Wolff (or as writer Judi McLeod dubbed him, “Wolfman Hack.”) But the media can’t stop talking about it. For instance, George Stephanopoulos kept asking our UN Ambassador Nikki Haley about that book instead of Iran, even after she said she hadn’t read it and had no intention of doing so and called it a “new low” for lying to obtain money and power.
NBC, Hollywood and some liberals already have Oprah Winfrey elected President in their heads, but Oprah might already be feeling some reservations after getting a taste of what it’s like to stick your neck out in the political arena. Like the photos at this link that were already circulating before the final credits even ran at the Golden Globes.
If you wanted to write a book that, because of the subject matter, was guaranteed to be published and even to be a best-seller if it were salacious enough, but you were too lazy or irresponsible or agenda-driven to check facts and determine the reliability of every story, what would you do to just let yourself off the hook for that?
President Trump has the knack for packing a lot of commentary into just a few words, and his use of nicknames is one preferred tactic. “Crooked Hillary” is right on the money to anyone who’s been paying attention to her exploits over the years; the word “crooked” pretty much says it all. And now, Steve Bannon has the distinct honor of being renamed “Sloppy Steve.”
Tuesday was the first day back after a much-needed holiday break, the first work day of the New Year, and because the media had to take Monday off, Tuesday brought us a double dose of hair-on-fire freak-outs over President Trump.
I haven’t read Michael Wolffe’s new book on the 2016 Trump Presidential campaign (it's not officially out yet), but one look at the long excerpt printed in NEW YORK magazine tells me it’s quite an imaginative work of fiction. A number of people closely associated with the campaign and in the best position to know have already said as much, strongly denying statements they’re quoted as saying.
Over the holidays, I saw the new film, “Darkest Hour,” about Winston Churchill’s early days as British Prime Minister, when he was trying to warn his countrymen of the rising danger from Germany and battling liberal leaders whom he thought were too weak in the face of Hitler’s aggression.
It’s official: Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history, has announced his intention to retire at the end of his current term. After winning seven electoral contests for the Senate since his first in 1976, he says won’t be standing for re-election this year.
As 2017 ended, there were a lot of articles assessing President Trump’s accomplishments, and even some of his most staunch critics grudgingly admitted that things were better off than they’d predicted.
Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer had barely finished his latest looking-down-his-nose-glasses lecture to us when he got slapped in the face with the big halibut of reality.
Democrats have spewed forth a lot of ridiculously over-the-top reactions to the passage of the GOP tax reform bill (it’s Armageddon, the death of democracy, the worst bill ever passed, etc.), but one of the most colorful came from California Rep. Jackie Spiere...
Fox Business host Trish Regan slammed President Trump and the GOP tax reform bill because it fails to keep Trump’s campaign promise to do away with the carried interest deduction. That lets investors reclassify their income to pay a lower rate than salaried workers.
Have you been so busy with last minute work before the Christmas break, holiday shopping, putting up the tree and decorating the house, and all the other end-of-year activities that you missed the latest hair-on-fire OUTRAGE by the anti-Trump left? If so, then thank God: it means you have a life.
Nancy Pelosi likened the Republican tax bill to “Armageddon” not long back. Of course, Democrats treat every Republican proposal as if it were exactly that, but this time she really means it!
The “MeToo” scythe of sexual harassment allegations that’s cutting down prominent men in politics and entertainment just took a twist that might make some women rethink this whole "to heck with due process" craze.
When three women who appeared at Monday’s press conference claimed that their assertions about disrespectful conduct by President Trump had nothing to do with politics, that may have been true. It’s possible these women don’t realize that for the organizer of the event, Brave New Films, it was ALL about politics.
It’s always instructive to hear how people in politics view themselves to justify their actions.
When Paul Begala expressed his admiration of President Obama for abusing executive orders to circumvent the Constitution, the Congress and the will of the voters, he famously summed it up as “Stroke of the pen, law of the land. Kinda cool.” That could easily replace California’s state motto...