Posts Tagged ‘ Newsweek ’

Immigration Reform Theater

Immigration Reform Theater

Marketwatch clues us in.  It’s unequivocally good news for investors: More immigration equals cheaper labor, whether that’s provided for picking corn or processing computer code, with a possible rise in aggregate demand to boot.  It’s likely good for the broader economy, though the benefits flow mostly to the rich. In a study that the White...
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Through The Looking Glass

Through The Looking Glass

While most of us would see intense wealth stratification, large pockets of third world poverty, and cratering academic achievement as poor indicators of future prosperity, the governor of the nation’s largest state begs to differ.  Asked on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” about two negative indicators — the state’s nation-high poverty rate and the large...
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Be The Mustard Seed

Be The Mustard Seed

As the gangsters in the Senate continue to thwart any attempt at improving an irredeemable piece of legislation, many people are wondering what’s happening in the lower chamber of Congress. Jonathan Bernstein has a surprisingly insightful entry on the Washington Post’s Plum Line blog which partially answers that question. My own view tends to...
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Dishonoring The Office

It’s remarkable to think that the person who ordered his subordinates to stop enforcing the law remains in charge of ICE, but when Eric Holder is still in charge of the Justice Department, I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised. Kudos to Senator Sessions for keeping sight of his duty, even as his colleagues plot new...
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Labor Pains

Labor Pains

With the resignation of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, it’s instructive to take a brief look over the Obama administration’s  labor policy priorities these past four years. Although the prime objectives of organized labor, such as the enactment of card check legislation, never saw the light of day during President Obama’s first term, labor unions...
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A Nightmarish Dream

With the Obama administration’s unilateral decision to ratify what up to this point had merely been a de facto amnesty-literally interpreting catch and release-and the cravenly insipid Republican response to the President’s latest patently unconstitutional power grab, patriotic Americans wouldn’t be blamed for feeling powerless when it comes to protecting their country. Judicial intervention...
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The Fight For Equality

The Fight For Equality

Today marks the official commemoration of Martin Luther King’s birthday. Perhaps the most iconic figure in the modern Civil Rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr. was also a tireless champion of the fight to eliminate inequality in the United States.  So it’s only fitting that we stop for a moment to scrutinize one of the...
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Hating on the Kochs

Hating on the Kochs

Update: Our good friend Pamela Hall has more photo and video coverage of the event on her fantastic website, The Silent Majority No More. I highly recommend checking it out for yourself. The police presence at the anti-voter verification rally that took place in Manhattan this weekend was pretty substantial, although it still wasn’t...
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Bad Ideas Never Die…

Bad Ideas Never Die…

They only get recycled, especially if those ideas were conceived on Capitol Hill by people who have no interest in serving their ostensible constituents. We were all wondering when our president would return to the Democrat Party’s favorite demagogic talking point. Well, we finally have our answer.
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Prairie Fire

Prairie Fire

More disappointing news on the immigration enforcement front comes to us from the state of Kansas. The House Judiciary Committee there  has decided to defer action on a bill that would have empowered law enforcement officials to ascertain the legal status of those they’ve detained for other, non-immigration offenses.
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