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Enviromentalists are Watermelons – Green on Outside, Red in Middle

By Jonathon DuHammel – Many environmentalists claim their actions and policies are necessary to save the planet from all sorts of real and imagined problems. As I’ve reported in a previous post (Climate and Communism) radical environmentalists don’t like capitalism because it impedes their Utopian fantasy. For instance, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United […]

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Study Shows That Greenhouse Gas Induced Warming Decreased in Last 14 Years

By Johathon DuHammel - New measurements contradict main tenets of global warming alarmists. First some background. A greenhouse structure (or an automobile parked in the sun) warms as follows. Short wave radiation from the sun penetrates the glass and warms the interior. The warm interior radiates heat as long-wave infrared radiation which cannot penetrate glass. The […]

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Pearls Before Swine – Refugee Children

By Lynn Atherton-Bloxham - Many American children grew up hearing the Biblical passage which cautions to “not cast your pearls before swine.” A child hearing that for the first time probably had a vague idea of what pearls were; similar to jewels, something of scarcity and value, therefore each one to be treasured. As adults if they […]

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Border patrols backfire

By Alex Nowrasteh – President Obama’s recent request for billions of dollars to address the surge in unaccompanied children across the U.S.-Mexico border has ignited fierce criticism. Republicans such as Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas blame Obama’s supposedly lax enforcement policies. Democrats blame the surge on a humanitarian crisis in Central America. While both narratives […]

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The Conservative Case for Immigration Reform

By Alex Nowrasteh - The debate over immigration reform, intensified by the surge of unaccompanied child migrants at the U.S.–Mexico border, has many conservatives worried. Republican strategist Lanhee Chen explained that conservative opposition to immigration reform in the United States “is a very visceral reaction to what America should be about.” According to conservative opponents of […]

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DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz Agrees: Obama Not Doing His Job

By Bob Quasius – I was stunned when I first heard this. DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz agrees that Obama is not doing his job” “I’m going to go to the House floor and actually debate why we shouldn’t be voting for the first time in American history to sue the President of the United States […]

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DACA Did Not Cause the Surge in Unaccompanied Children

By Alex Nowrasteh - In June, 2012 the Obama Administration announced that it had authored a memo deferring the deportation of unauthorized immigrant childhood arrivals in the United States, a program known as deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA). The memo directed then Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to practice prosecutorial discretion toward a […]

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Legalization or Amnesty for Unlawful Immigrants – An American Tradition

By Alex Nowrasteh – Legalization of unlawful immigrants, commonly referred to as amnesty, has been hyperbolically described as an affront to U.S. national sovereignty, the rule of law, and even our Constitutional Republic. However, the U.S. government has a long history of successfully legalizing violators of immigration laws. In 1929, the year the Immigration Act […]

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Do Immigrants Steal Jobs?

By Bob Quasius – Professor Ben Powell of Suffolk University debunks the myth that immigrants steal jobs. I agree completely! The foundation for this myth is the flawed notion that jobs are a zero sum game, when in reality jobs are constantly created and destroyed due to our dynamic economy. Economist Alex Nowrasteh has also […]

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Thomas Sowell on Immigration

By Alex Nowrasteh - Thomas Sowell is an influential and prolific writer whose books span the social sciences. My shelves are full of them, decorated with underlines, marginalia, and dog-eared pages. But in his recent columns and comments on immigration, Sowell has not approached that topic with the same rigorous attention to detail that he has […]

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