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Common Arguments against Immigration

By Alex Nowrasteh – Arguments against immigration come across my desk every day but their variety is limited – rarely do I encounter a unique one. Several times a year I give presentations about these arguments and rebut their points. These are the main arguments against immigration and my quick responses to them: 1. “Immigrants […]

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#NeverTrump is NeverBiblical, maybe NeverSmart

A situation once arose in the Bible where the choice of the majority then, compared with Trump’s nomination now, makes it look like the Pope really is running for President. Then, the majority voted to dispense with the time-wasting gradual erosion of their freedoms, and to just hand over all their freedoms in a single […]

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#Trump on #Reagan Tax Cuts: “absolute catastrophe for the country”

By Bob Quasius – Donald Trump is proposing a massive Reagan style tax cuts and loves hearing comparisons of himself to Ronald Reagan. However, it was a completely different story in 1991 when liberal Democrats in Congress called Donald Trump to testify as one of their economic experts! Hear it for yourself: Trump was very explicit […]

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Gary Johnson ‘Gets’ Immigration Reform

by Bob Quasius – Of the top four presidential candidates, only Gov. Gary Johnson ‘gets it’ when it come to fixing immigration. From Gov. Gary Johnson’s recent op-ed in CNN: “Of those who did hike the mountains of Arizona or stow away in a container ship, how many of them would have rather come here […]

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Chapman: very near the truth

I was startled by a statement you made in “Trump’s Economic Fraud”. In making your case that presidents really have little power to keep lavish promises to create new jobs because of limits way beyond their control, you wrote, “the next president will face headwinds — sluggish growth abroad, an aging population and an immigration […]

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Your Chance to Message Trump

Donald Trump is hosting a survey asking us what points he should make in his debates with Hillary. (Sept 26, Oct 9, 19; VP debate, Oct 4) The survey doesn’t just let you pick from multiple choice canned answers to finely spun questions, but lets you write your own answers to unusually spin-free questions. The […]

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AARP’s Stake in Immigration Reform

AARP wants to save Social Security – there are only 2.5 taxpayers for every recipient. More immigration would directly raise that threatening ratio. AARP, the organization for senior citizens, is pushing hard for reform of Social Security. John Hishta, the Sr. Vice President of Campaigns for AARP, spoke in Des Moines Wednesday morning about the […]

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Trump is Against Legal Immigration Too

By Alex Nowrasteh – When I criticize Donald Trump’s immigration policy proposals, the most common response is some variant of “Trump is against ILLEGAL immigration, not LEGAL immigration. Get your facts straight.” Although Trump makes contradictory statements on many topics, allowing virtually any supporter to find a quote in support of his or her preferred policy […]

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Shining “the Gospel” Outside the Bushel

As comforting as it is to be able to blame others – especially Democrats – for the world’s problems, a neglected portion of “The Gospel” tells us to correct those who create problems. We are supposed to “rebuke” them: talk to them – reason with them. It is not “love” to leave a neighbor’s sin […]

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“Never Trump” and the Bible

Do delegates to the July 18-21 Republican Convention, who are “bound” to vote for Trump, have the legal right to vote differently from the first ballot? If they do, will it be politically smart for delegates to vote differently than the majority of voters sending them to Cleveland? Does God have an opinion about any […]

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