Posts Tagged ‘ Chicago ’

The Limits of Diversity

Diversity is our strength, even when it’s our greatest weakness. The experience of Australia isn’t unique, something the ostracized  Frenchman, Swede, and Norwegian can attest to, when they’re given the opportunity. Contrary to popular, i.e. elite, consensus, mass immigration has not been an economic boon to ordinary Australians, despite an emphasis upon skilled immigrants...
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Mr. Mayor

Mr. Mayor

As most you probably know, Edward I. Koch is no longer with us. After a protracted battle with pneumonia, among other ailments, the three term mayor of this city finally succumbed to the limitations of age. As well as being a career politician and often contrarian Democrat, Ed Koch was-as the photo above indicates-a decorated...
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Charitable At Your Expense

Charitable At Your Expense

One of the worst aspects of our immigration system is that it provides perverse incentives to the worst people. From the Chinese-owned law firms that facilitate Chinese immigration through fraudulent asylum applications-a crime so pervasive that even nonpartisan academics acknowledge it to be ubiquitous in nature-to the industry-not my words-of birth tourism, to the...
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Europe’s Doormat

Dogmatism and obfuscation mark virtually any media discussion of the subject of immigration-a pattern which holds true both domestically and abroad-but Sky News managed to conduct a good interview of Nigel Farage, standard bearer for the UK Independence Party, nonetheless. The Week provides a brief summary of what caused  two caring English foster parents...
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Counter The Million Illegal Alien March

This is for those of you living in Chicago-I know there are American Rattlesnake readers who reside in Chi-Town-and have some free time next week. An nonprofit organization called The Immigrant Youth Justice League is planning on holding a rally  demanding the privileges they’re not entitled to this coming thursday in Chicago.
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America’s Next Great Shill

America’s Next Great Shill

I should probably preface this post by admitting that I was a participant in the Washington Post’s America’s Next Great Pundit contest, a misguided and perhaps ultimately futile attempt by WaPo to expand its youth demographic among the ever-declining readership it lays claim to.
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Rahmbo’s Latino Problem

Rahmbo’s Latino Problem

An interesting story in yesterday’s Christian Science Monitor looks at the electoral prospects of former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who is looking to to succeed long-time Chicago mayor and political boss Richard Daley.
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The Daily Rattle – Immigration News Summary for September 12, 2010

A round-up of what’s happening in immigration news worldwide and in the United States (finishing with a fact about our favorite reptile): •  Colorado State Representative Randy Baumgardner (R–Hot Sulphur Springs) is working on Arizona-style legislation to fight against illegal immigration in the Mile-High state. Mr. Baumgarden says that illegal immigration costs Colorado over...
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Immigration Raids

Immigration Raids

  It seems that despite the Obama administration’s insistence upon imposing a stealth amnesty, and its rejection of worksite raids, there are some illegal aliens being rounded up with the intent of eventual deportation. Courtesy of an affiliate of ABC News in Chicago, we learn that nearly 400 potentially violent criminals have been detained...
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The Underground Economy

A brilliant story in Commonweal today, which explores the sordid depths that certain sectors of the American economy have sunk to in our post-borders society. I can’t possibly do justice to it here, so I suggest you read the whole thing.   
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