I have written before about an eleventh-hour proposal of the Obama administration to further embed racial and ethnic identity politics into, among other things, the Census questions, particularly by adding a new racial/ethnic category (“Middle Eastern or North African”) and changing the treatment of the ”Latino” as well. The good news is that the Trump administration announced Friday it will not go down this road. My earlier posts drew on the good work of Mike Gonzalez at the Heritage Foundation, so readers might be interested in his take on this latest development as well.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has reached a settlement with liberal Islamic reformer Maajid Nawaz and his organization, the Quilliam Foundation, for wrongly including them on its now-defunct list of “anti-Muslim extremists.” The SPLC announced Monday that it has agreed to pay Nawaz and Quilliam $3.375 ... Read More
Review the Clinton email scandal, the Steele dossier, the insertion of at least one FBI informant into the Trump campaign, the misleading of the FISA court by FBI and DOJ officials intent on monitoring U.S. citizens, and, now, the inspector general’s report. There emerges a common denominator: the surety by all ... Read More
Earlier today I wrote a piece on the homepage asking Congress to step up, to end family separation at the border. The Republicans aren’t going to agree to anything that restores “catch and release.” The Democrats won’t agree to anything that leverages the plight of children to other ... Read More
The illegal-immigration issue has always been one fraught with politicking. We always hear the same refrain from both sides: that people are suffering and living in the shadows; that we must find a solution for them as well as a way to solidify our border security. And yet nothing ever gets done. The ... Read More
Any free society must expect that a certain number of chancers, hucksters, and shake-down artists will prosper among them. But rarely have they come in so grossly endowed and shameless a guise as the “Southern Poverty Law Center.” The SPLC was founded in the 1970s, and back then it did some respectable ... Read More