• Border Lawlessness Hurts U.S. Economy

    Border Lawlessness Hurts U.S. Economy

    Speaking to a coalition of small business owners Tuesday afternoon, President Trump said immigration is necessary to keep the American economy growing, but that lawlessness along the U.S. southern border will continue to hurt business owners and workers.

    While addressing the National Federation of Independent Businesses at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Washington DC, Trump touted job numbers and low unemployment among African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and women. When Trump spoke about the passage of the tax reform plan and repeal of the estate tax, the crowd erupted into applause. When he mentioned the Republican-controlled Congress’s failure to repeal Obamacare, the crowd booed. READ MORE...

  • Meghan McCain Takes On Behar's Ridiculous 'Nazi Germany' Comparison

    A Nation That Cannot Control Its Borders Is Not A Nation

    In a segment on ABC’s “The View” on Wednesday, Meghan McCain said that part of what makes a nation is its ability to secure its own border.

    After stating that she’s been a longtime supporter of comprehensive immigration reform and that she believes in the poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty that welcomes immigrants seeking a better life, McCain said that’s not in conflict with border security.

    “I also believe that we are a nation of borders and laws, ” she said. “A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation, according to Ronald Reagan.” READ MORE...

  • What Self-Governing Societies Can Learn From Ancient Athens

    What Self-Governing Societies Can Learn From Ancient Athens

    In the third lecture of Hillsdale College’s course on the histories of Athens and Sparta, Victor Davis Hanson asks: ‘What is the chief virtue of Athens?’

    In the third lecture of Hillsdale College’s course on the histories of Athens and Sparta, which you can follow along with here, Victor Davis Hanson, a history fellow at Hillsdale College, asks: “What is the chief virtue of Athens?”

    The collapse of the Mycenaean’s ushered in a period of dark ages in Greek society during which the linear B script disappeared and illiteracy abounded. It is during these times that the Homeric epics, which told the story of men of an earlier age, were repeated throughout generations in order to preserve them. As these stories were passed along, these men took on godlike qualities and the stakes of the stories were raised to epic ones. READ MORE...

  • Every Year American Children Are Separated From Parents Put In Prison

    Every Year American Children Are Separated From Parents Put In Prison

    The plight of children who accompany their parents crossing the border into the United States illegally has captured the attention of the press.

    The plight of children who accompany their parents crossing the border into the United States illegally has captured the attention of the press this week. Politicians and media types have loudly decried the longtime practice of sending children into foster care or other temporary housing situations, while their parents are detained until the U.S. government can determine their fate. READ MORE...

  • The Comey Memos Read Like The Diary Entries Of A Young Teenager

    8 Times DOJ Inspector General Slammed Comey In Blistering Report

    The Justice Department’s inspector general repeatedly criticizes former FBI director James Comey’s handling of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-mails all throughout the newly released, 586-page report.

    1. Comey Baited, Switched DOJ in Proclaiming Hillary’s Innocence

    Comey misled former deputy attorney general Sally Yates and former attorney general Loretta Lynch about issuing a joint statement regarding his decision to not pursue criminal charges against Clinton for disseminating classified information via a private, unsecured e-mail server during her tenure as secretary of state. “Unbeknownst to them,” the report says, Comey began drafting a statement about the end of the investigation into her e-mails, known throughout the report as the “Midyear investigation,” to deliver by himself. READ MORE...

  • What Ancient Sparta Can Teach Us About Politics Today

    What Ancient Sparta Can Teach Us About Politics Today

    In the second lecture of Hillsdale College’s course on the histories of Athens and Sparta, which you can follow along with here, Paul A. Rahe, a professor of Western heritage at Hillsdale, explains what life was like in ancient Sparta.

    Unlike the Athenians, Spartans left little behind for modern men to marvel at. There are no temples or other massive structures that survived centuries, like in Athens today. Nor did they leave much in terms of literature for modern historians to study and learn about their society, but that shouldn’t lead one to believe their legacy was of lesser importance. READ MORE...

  • Miss America Contestants React To No More Swimsuit, Evening Gown

    Miss America Contestants React To No More Swimsuit, Evening Gown

    On Tuesday, the Miss America Organization announced it was axing the swimsuit and evening gown portions of its annual competition. In an interview with “Good Morning America,” Gretchen Carlson, chair of the Board of Trustees of the Miss America Organization, said the event is no longer a pageant, but a competition and that participants would no longer be judged based on their looks. Watch.

    JUST IN: “We will no longer judge our candidates on their outward physical appearance. That’s huge. And that means we will no longer have a swimsuit competition.” – @GretchenCarlson on the major changes coming to @MissAmericaOrg https://t.co/ICRIsRN71h pic.twitter.com/IWKcVvCC50 READ MORE...