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Mythbusting (Sanctuary Cities Kill)

July 29, 2015

 

The Center for Immigration Studies has provided the American public with a store of invaluable research explaining the dimensions of our current immigration problems, as followers of this site-perhaps more than others-are well aware. One of their tireless researchers is their Director of Policy Studies Jessica Vaughan, who testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security last week. The subject, naturally, was the continuing threat posed by sanctuary city laws-much like the one in San Francisco which contributed to the horrific death of Kathryn Steinle. I urge you all to read at least part of her testimony, which you can find here, along with a predictable exchange with the loathsome Luis Gutierrez.

Misgovernance

July 27, 2015
Misgovernance

Although not bearing directly upon the subject central to this website’s mission, the U.S. Senate’s decision this weekend to revive the heretofore deceased Export-Import Bank illuminates both the rancid nature of Congress and its inability to exercise anything approaching oversight upon an administration flagrantly abusing its authority. The confirmation by Senator Ted Cruz that Majority Leader McConnell lied in order to resurrect this exemplar of corporate welfare is simply the icing on the cake.

David Harsanyi breaks down this inexplicable decision by Republican leaders-as well as other leadership deficits-in a post for The Federalist which I would urge you all to read, if only to understand what conservatives-including those arguing for a rational immigration policy-are up against on Capitol Hill.

 

 

 

 

Progress…

July 25, 2015

Sometimes it’s incremental, as it seemed to be at the end of this week. However, the vote in the House of Representatives to deny federal funding to sanctuary cities is noteworthy insofar as the legislative branch has spent most of its time acquiescing to the Obama administration’s patently unlawful fiats regarding illegal immigrants. You can view the breakdown of the vote, including the drearily predictable Democratic endorsement of sheltering murderers who happen to come from abroad, here.

Sanctioning Crime, Spreading Lawlessness

July 23, 2015

Congressman Barletta, the architect of the Hazleton ordinance targeting illegal aliens, explains how sanctuary cities are endangering American lives. Another timely symposium from the Center for Immigration Studies.

Catch And Release

July 21, 2015
Catch And Release

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding an oversight hearing today exploring the Obama administration’s opportunistic and lethal negation of federal immigration enforcement. In light of recent events, it should be well worth watching. You can see it for yourself beginning at 10 AM EST on the Committee’s website.

Kate’s Law (Call To Action)

July 19, 2015
Kate’s Law (Call To Action)

Grassfire has initiated a petition drive to mobilize Congress to defang local officials that insist upon endangering American citizens. You can sign the petition here, as well as learn more about the proposed law and its sponsor, Congressman Matt Salmon, here. Read More »

Defenseless in America

July 17, 2015

The latest outbreak of sudden jihad syndrome has struck the good people of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This time, resulting in the deaths of at least four United States Marines, as well as numerous other casualties. The Times Free Press has ongoing updates on the massacre and investigation thereof, including eyewitness accounts. If only authorities were as suspicious of domestic Islamic terrorists as their consciously sculpted paranoid fantasies would lead some to believe.

 

 

What You Can Do

Lupus Day Planning Meeting (Thursday, 6:30 PM)

July 31, 2015
Lupus Day Planning Meeting (Thursday, 6:30 PM)

Earlier this month, we brought to your attention the existence of a new non-profit called Lupus Friends & Family. Founded earlier this year with the purpose of empowering those with lupus and their loved ones, it intends to hold a Lupus Day sometime this coming September. However, it is also holding a series of planning sessions and meetings in the lead up to that event, one of which is scheduled to take place next Thursday at 6:30 PM. You can find all of the details by signing up at their Meetup page, which I would strongly recommend for those of you whose lives have been touched by this condition.

Kate’s Law (Call To Action)

July 19, 2015
Kate’s Law (Call To Action)

Grassfire has initiated a petition drive to mobilize Congress to defang local officials that insist upon endangering American citizens. You can sign the petition here, as well as learn more about the proposed law and its sponsor, Congressman Matt Salmon, here. Read More »

Friends and Family (Lupus Meetup Tomorrow Night)

July 14, 2015
Friends and Family (Lupus Meetup Tomorrow Night)

 

One of the unfortunate realities of clinical research is that much of it doesn’t bear fruit in the way its intended beneficiaries would like it to, i.e. resulting in cures for the diseases from which they suffer. It often leads researchers into blind alleys and cul-de-sacs rather than transformative medical breakthroughs. Even so, this experimentation is necessary, if only to learn from their past failures and mistaken assumptions-a process illuminated brilliantly in The Emperor of All Maladies, the first comprehensive biography of cancer-and ultimately discover successful treatments and therapies.

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Taking It To The Streets (Oppose Executive Amnesty This Friday)

July 9, 2015
Taking It To The Streets (Oppose Executive Amnesty This Friday)

From our good friends at NY ICE:

The adversary will be demonstrating this Friday in favor of the implementation of the DACA and DAPA amnesties currently tied up in court. They will be demonstrating in front of a business owned by Robert Mercer, a man whom they mischaracterize as a proponent of false data about the negatives impact of these amnesties. His business is called Renaissance Technologies. Check out the details below the fold.  Read More »

Stand With Pam (And Against Totalitarianism)

May 15, 2015
Stand With Pam (And Against Totalitarianism)

One of the tools the global jihad attempts to use against the West is the imposition of economic and fiscal costs-to the point of bankruptcy-upon its targets. Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, as well as their affiliates throughout the world, have made it clear that they seek to not only impose psychological terror but financial privation upon their intended victims. For those who want to get an idea of just how costly it is to protect yourself and your family from the rampaging armies of Allah, I suggest reading Joseph Anton, the beautiful memoir written by Salman Rushdie which explores the years he was forced to live in hiding for unknowingly offending the tender sensibilities of the Caliphate. Read More »



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