Phi Beta Cons

Italians, Hispanics, and Education

Today’s immigration supporters like to compare today’s Hispanic immigration with the Italian immigration of decades ago, especially in disregard for education and high rates of dropping out of school. Heather Mac Donald lists numerous reasons why the comparison between the two immigrant groups is simply not valid.

Mac Donald adds:

The constant inflow of barely literate recent Mexican arrivals unquestionably brings down Hispanic education levels. But later American-born generations don

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White House

For Democrats, the Party’s Over

If the Democrats are really tempted by impeachment, bring it on. Since the day after the 2016 election they have been threatening this, placing their chips on the Russian-collusion fantasy and then on the phantasmagoric charade of obstruction of justice. The attorney general accurately gave the ingredients of the ... Read More
Elections

The 24 Democrats

Every presidential primary ends with one winner and a lot of losers. Some might argue that one or two once-little-known candidates who overperform low expectations get to enjoy a form of moral victory. (Ben Carson and Rick Perry might be happy how the 2016 cycle ended, with both taking roles in Trump’s cabinet. ... Read More