Harry Alexander: SOTU revisited

Harry Alexander: SOTU revisited

By Harry Alexander Unlike a number of people who needed to hide from a television set when President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union to Congress and America, I watched it. I also watched the Democrat response from Rep. Joe Kennedy III. My takeaway from Trump’s address is this: Boy, he’s got […]

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Devin can’t wait

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Devin can’t wait

By Mike Tully Nowadays men lead lives of noisy desperation. – James Thurber Devin Nunes, a California Congressman with the I.Q. of a trilobite, is the scary clown in the Trump circus, tasked with undermining the investigation into Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion by Trump and/or his family members and staffers. […]

Joe Guzzardi: Congress beholden to donors at American workers’ expense

Joe Guzzardi: Congress beholden to donors at American workers’ expense

By Joe Guzzardi The most effective tool for ending illegal immigration, and opening up jobs for American workers, is curiously off the table in the ceaseless congressional amnesty negotiations. Enforcement hawks want to know what happened to E-Verify, the free, online, accurate program that checks new hires’ legal authorization to work. E-Verify is popular with over […]

Hans von Spakovsky: Immigration legislation should stress border security and enforcement, not incentivize bad behavior

Hans von Spakovsky: Immigration legislation should stress border security and enforcement, not incentivize bad behavior

By Hans von Spakovsky President Donald Trump has kept the promises he made to voters about immigration. At his direction, the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security have resumed enforcement of our immigration laws. They are going after sanctuary cities that harbor criminal aliens; stepping up removals of illegal aliens; hiring more border agents […]

Ben Crystal: The Mueller Show should be over

Ben Crystal: The Mueller Show should be over

By Ben Crystal All right kids, that’s enough. It’s high time that President Donald Trump fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Actually, it has been high time for the president to send Mueller back to the lecture circuit, but we have passed the point of Mueller’s flying circus being entertaining, and it being a spec script […]

Victor Davis Hanson: Projected costs for California’s high-speed rail project have soared

Victor Davis Hanson: Projected costs for California’s high-speed rail project have soared

Nobody quite knows who built Stonehenge some 5,000 years ago in southern England. The mysterious ring of huge stone monoliths stands mute. Californians may leave behind similarly enigmatic monuments for puzzled future generations. Along a 119-mile pathway in central California from Bakersfield to Madera, there are now huge, quarter-finished cement overpasses. These are the totems […]

Harry Alexander: I have a DREAM

Harry Alexander: I have a DREAM

By Harry Alexander What a mess this DACA, or DREAMers, program is causing in the U.S. We’ve just finished up a short three-day shutdown of the federal government. Amazingly enough, it happened on a weekend when fewer federal employees would be at work. Then, as if by magic, it was resolved in time for employees […]

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Happy Birthday, or something

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Happy Birthday, or something

By Mike Tully In the Hawaiian Islands, the first birthday is a very big deal.  The celebrated “first baby luau” is a coveted invitation in social circles and has been for generations.  The first birthday is important throughout Polynesian culture and elsewhere – Korea, for example.  The importance of the first birthday has its roots […]

Phil Richardson: The score in the blame game

Phil Richardson: The score in the blame game

By Phil Richardson I was not shocked when I was informed upon arising Monday that our solons in Washington had agreed upon a spending bill that deserves the proper descriptions of being both slothful, wasteful and expected. The can was kicked down the road for only a couple of weeks this time—until February 8th, by […]

Ben Crystal: Mr. Jorge’s wild (and illegal) ride

Ben Crystal: Mr. Jorge’s wild (and illegal) ride

By Ben Crystal Tragedy struck Monday afternoon in Detroit. An innocent man was dragged from his home, ripped from the loving embrace of his family and hurled out of the country by stormtroopers serving a fascist government bent on punishing good people to benefit bad. As his family, and a crowd of onlookers wept openly, […]