News and Analysis

No Papeles

August 29, 2015
No Papeles

The issue of valid identification, and the use of fraudulent or compromised documents to access the perquisites of American identity, is something that we’ve explored at length on this site in the past. One of the most prolific means illegal aliens and their families have of embedding themselves within American society is the Matricula Consular, a card issued liberally by the Mexican government to its nationals, ostensibly, living outside of Mexico. Read More »

Beside The Point

August 27, 2015
Beside The Point

In light of this week’s made-for-reality-TV contretemps involving professional conflict junkie Jorge Ramos and presidential candidate Donald Trump, we should all look a bit more closely at Mexico’s favorite bilingual propagandist. To that end, I’m providing a link to an illuminating dissection of Ramos and his worldview from the inestimable Steve Sailer. His observations and analysis remain as true today as a decade ago-when this essay was first published-because Ramos’ ideology has remained remarkably ossified in the interim. What’s good for Mexico and Mexican nationals is, by definition, good for the United States because this country is simply an extension of his homeland. Read More »

The World Turned Upside Down

August 25, 2015

Ezra Levant captures what’s wrong with the current state of affairs in a nutshell. Glenn Reynolds contributes his own insightful thoughts to the thwarted Islamic terror attack in France in USA Today.

 

Stopping Terror In Its Tracks

August 23, 2015
Stopping Terror In Its Tracks

As Oscar Brand pointed out to us many years ago-singing about another titanic global struggle against fascism-it never pays to underestimate the courage of American servicemen. The brave men of the U.S. Armed Forces came to the rescue once again this week-assisted by a brave American college student and plucky Brit-preventing a repeat of the type of jihadist massacre that has become a common occurrence in France. Read More »

The Nature Of Citizenship

August 21, 2015
The Nature Of Citizenship

 

One of the most remarkable aspects of the current presidential campaign is its unprecedented focus upon some of the more egregiously stupid and deleterious aspects of this country’s immigration policy. In addition to the lethal consequences of municipal sanctuary laws, there is the question of jus soli, colloquially known as birthright citizenship, which presumes that anyone born on American soil to any foreign national-save diplomats-is, de jure, an American citizen in perpetuity. The United States is one of the few countries on the planet, and the only major Western nation-with the exception of Canada-to follow this practice.  Read More »

The Mask Slips

August 19, 2015
The Mask Slips


It seems like our Mexican friends would benefit from consulting their marionettes in the American press, who are laboring under the misimpression that our sub-culture of illegal immigrants-60 percent of whom come from our neighbor to the south-is much smaller than we’ve been led to believe. At least, according to Arturo Sarukhan, a man whose life and career embody the deracinated, pan-national elite whose views have shaped our government’s current immigration policy. Read More »

The Trump Agenda

August 17, 2015
The Trump Agenda

This weekend saw the release of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s much-anticipated immigration reform platform, and judging by my Twitter timeline it has generated a wide array of very vociferous reactions. Much like the candidate himself, it must be stated. However, when you stop to examine the document, the proposals are remarkable for their reasonableness. Leaving aside Trump’s trademark vituperation of Mexico-which, although well-deserved, will probably never be encoded in any future presidential diplomacy-there’s nothing outrageous, or even very objectionable, about any enumerated point.  Read More »

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. Read More »

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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