Posts Tagged ‘ John McCain ’

Abandoning the Base

Abandoning the Base

One of the more remarkable aspects of President Obama’s political career–and this is not a novel observation on my part–is his inability or unwillingness to sacrifice political capital on behalf of his ostensible allies. A perfect illustration of the lack of reciprocity between Barack Obama and his putative friends is his relationship with organized...
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The Case Against Legal Immigration

The Case Against Legal Immigration

The issue of immigration-or even the mention of immigration enforcement-has been wholly neglected by the presumptive nominees of this country’s two major political parties. Even as prominent politicians find new ways in which to exploit ethnic divisions for the sake of political expediency, the perverse incentives of America’s federal immigration policies remain unaddressed. While...
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A Tale of Two Mormons

A Tale of Two Mormons

With the New Hampshire presidential primary fast approaching, it might be time to look at two of the Republican candidates who’ve often drawn comparisons in the mainstream media. Namely, former Utah governor Jon Huntsman and 2008 GOP runner-up Mitt Romney. The rap on both men is very similar, i.e. both are technocratic, not very...
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Decision Points

Decision Points

Months of strenuous campaigning, millions of dollars in political advertising, and countless days of retail politicking will culminate in just a few hours, when a select few will decide who will be awarded the first presidential delegates of the 2012 Republican race for President of the United States. Although not always an accurate gauge...
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The Daily Rattle (2011 New Year’s Edition)

The Daily Rattle (2011 New Year’s Edition)

Our last Rattle of 2011 runs the gamut, all the way from an immigration enforcement success in Pennsylvania to a disappointing judicial setback in South Carolina. However, we begin the final roundup of the year with a must-read essay in The American Conservative by W. James Antle III. It looks at the immigration scorecard...
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Immigration and Borders News Roundup

Today’s roundup is chock full of news, including a laughable attempt by the Mexican government to demonstrate its bona fides on border security by arresting a potential border-crosser from an infamous family. However, we begin with a much more serious story involving the continued obstruction of Congress by this administration with regard to the...
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The GOP Presidential Primary Heats Up

As demonstrated by an effective campaign advertisement from the Romney camp, which highlights the distinction between him and his opponents, vis-a-vis immigration. An always hot topic, especially in this presidential election year.
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Perry vs. Romney: Fact-checking Last Night’s Debate

Last night’s GOP presidential debate, hosted by Fox News, was illuminating as far as the subject of illegal immigration is concerned, although  the negative consequences of excessive legal immigration went unaddressed entirely. As Numbers USA pointed out during the course of its live-tweet of the debate, the segment devoted to immigration left out the...
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Helping Out Americans In Need

My apologies for being so late in addressing such an important subject, but the wildfires in Arizona continue to endanger the lives and property of thousands of people living in the Grand Canyon State.
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The Living Dead

The Living Dead

The bill that can’t seem to die an honorable death is once again being resurrected, thanks to the efforts of Lindsey Grahamnesty and Juan McCain. Mark Krikorian has the bad news.
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