Yesterday, Mark Krikorian rebuked “those on the right who tell me that they welcome illegal immigration as a way of liberating businesses from having to coddle lazy and shiftless blacks.” I would think someone who, as a prominent immigration restrictionist, has had the race card played against him so often, Mark would be careful about playing it himself. There may be enthusiasts for mass and even illegal immigration who hold the repulsive attitudes Mark describes–as there are opponents of immigration who hold similarly repulsive attitudes–but this debate is dreary enough without implying that such people are the rule rather than the exception on each side.
A 2019 study by the Pew Research Center compared generational views on key social and political issues, focusing on the similarities between Millennials and Generation Z. The topics probed include race relations, diversity, climate change, capitalism, socialism, and the role of government. This last item, ... Read More
No one who ever met Robert Edward Lee -- whatever the circumstances of the meeting -- failed to be impressed by the man. From his earliest days as a cadet at West Point, through 25 years as an officer in the U.S. Army’s Corps of Engineers and six more as a senior cavalry officer, and then as the supreme ... Read More
With the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, there is a vacancy on the Supreme Court. We will now watch a frenetic debate over whether it is "proper" for the Republican Senate to fill that vacant seat before the presidential election. I must confess that, while I accept that the history is certainly on the ... Read More
On September 16 the editorial board of the New York Times did the impossible. It said something nice about President Trump. “The normalization of relations between Israel and two Arab states, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, is, on the face of it, a good and beneficial development,” the editors wrote. ... Read More
Susan Collins Says Republicans Should Wait to Vote on Supreme Court Replacement Until after Election
Senator Susan Collins (R., Maine) said Saturday she believes Republicans should hold off on voting to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg until after the 2020 elections. "In order for the American people to have in their elected officials, we must act fairly and consistently — no matter which ... Read More