The info in my earlier post about possibly renaming ICE was only partly correct. A DHS employee forwarded the memo to staff dated Wednesday announcing the change, and the agency overall isn’t being renamed, but instead reorganized internally (yet again) into three directorates, one of which will be called “Homeland Security Investigations” (which a reader noted sounds like a new TV crime drama). So it’s not as absurd as it initially seemed, though how much rearranging of the deck chairs can you do without distracting from an agency’s actual mission? Some past announcements and proposals for reorganization are here, here, here, here, and here. Eventually maybe someone will realize that the policy is the problem, not the way the boxes are arranged on an organizational chart.
Attention, journalists of America: Time is running out! You have under three weeks left to publish your last batch of over-the-top pre-election puff pieces on Texas Democrat/cross-country liberal sensation/wing-and-a-prayer Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke! It is here that we must face the difficult truth: ... Read More
I must have missed something: Was there some kind of all-hands white-people meeting at which we voted to kick the Democrats out? Elizabeth Warren, Rachel Dolezal, Beto O’Rourke — what’s up with all the ethnic play-acting? Isn’t cultural appropriation supposed to be a bad thing among progressives? Isn’t ... Read More
Way back in January, I went through the then-34 seats where a Republican incumbent was retiring and concluded that most were in deeply red districts and not likely to flip to Democrats. Pollsters and media organizations are less inclined to conduct surveys of House races, both because there’s less public ... Read More
Jasper, Ind. — It’s not easy to get out to Jasper. The closest airport, Louisville International, is in another state, and it’ll take an hour or two on a series of winding two-lane highways before you find yourself crossing the railroad tracks in the 15,000-person Indiana town. But that’s how Mike ... Read More