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Latest Poll on Immigration

“Overall, do you think legal immigrants do more to help the country or do more to hurt the country?” A question asked two weeks ago by ABC News. Answer: Helps: ...

Weasel Words

No, Derb, I don’t consider the “illegal” in “illegal immigration” a weasel word — you do. I admit to having altered my view on the Bush proposal and others like ...

My Wrong Numbers

Mark, I’m sorry to have gotten the numbers wrong. But since you referred to my views as sappy nonsense, let me return the favor. The same sort of sentimental , ...

Numbers Are Of the Essence

In 1904, John, if memory serves, fully 25 percent of the population of the United States was foreign-born. The nation that resulted had the greatest century in the history of ...

Al Gore, Free at Last

I know this usually isn’t the venue for a friendly discussion of the former vice president, but reading my new colleague Gary Rosen’s cool-eyed blog post yesterday and David Brooks’s ...

The Sounds of Silence

Today, at Powerline, Scott Johnson writes of the New Republic and its refusal to say anything further about the Diarists written by American soldier Scott Thomas Beauchamp: “Editor Franklin Foer ...

80. Eighty. Eight-Zero.

That’s the number of Nobel Prizes won by members of the University of Chicago faculty (there’s a new awardee today in the field of economics that brings the U of ...