Magazine September 10, 2012, Issue

Deconstructing the Land of Opportunity

The errors of Obama’s immigration policy

It seems to be generally agreed that President Obama’s decision to order the Homeland Security Department not to prioritize the enforcement of immigration law, but instead to grant illegal immigrants under 30 years of age the right to stay and work in the United States provided they have no criminal record, is a political masterstroke. Tycoon Rupert Murdoch and New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, on their Billionaires for Open Borders speaking tour, described it as “brilliant.” Republicans from Governor Mitt Romney on down have largely avoided talking about it. And opinion polls, at least initially, have been favorable, reflecting simple

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Books, Arts & Manners

Politics & Policy

Rubio Rising

Immediately after Mitt Romney clinched the Republican nomination in May, we political analysts found ourselves immersed in the veepstakes. This is essentially a gussied-up form of entrail reading, and the ...
Politics & Policy

Regime Change

Sometime in 2007, a documentary filmmaker named Lauren Greenfield insinuated herself into the lives of David and Jackie Siegel, a septuagenarian time-share tycoon and his middle-aged, much-augmented wife. At the ...
City Desk


People are not the only immigrants in the world. The age of discovery began a transatlantic exchange of animals, plants, and germs. Most of us know about the devastating effects ...


Politics & Policy


The Iraqi Rotary Yuval Levin hit the nail on the head with “The Hollow Republic” (August 13). I was reminded of a speech I heard in 2004 by an administrator in ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ When Harry Reid said the candidate was “light-skinned” and had “no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one,” who knew he was talking about Biden? ‐ You want to ...
Politics & Policy


MEMORIES OF ENGLAND So, having tackled most of Churchill’s History, Surfed the net for tickets and a book, Hopped a jet and, spellbound by the mystery Of dynasty and tomb, gulped with a look The ...


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