• The Southern Poverty Law Center's Smear Campaign Against PragerU

    The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Smear Campaign Against PragerU

    “Antifa” is to violence what the Southern Poverty Law Center is to words. In short, it is a hate group on the left.

    The SPLC smears individuals and groups it differs with by labeling them as some form of “hater”: “racist,” “white supremacist,” “extremist,” and the like. That it is cited and even relied upon by The New York Times, Facebook, Amazon, Google, CNN, and others, and that Apple gave the organization a million dollars, is testimony to the moral state of mainstream media and corporate culture in America today. READ MORE...

  • Democrats Have Zero Tolerance For Illegal Immigration Solutions

    Democrats Have Zero Tolerance For Illegal Immigration Solutions

    The Trump administration has adopted a “zero tolerance” policy requiring law enforcement to prosecute all illegal immigrants. Though the administration’s implementation of the policy comports with existing laws, it’s clear officials weren’t prepared to deal with the crush of kids that would come under their supervision, and have struggled to implement the policy in a humane way.

    Moreover, the administration has done, for the most part, a disastrously inept job of explaining that without these detentions, families would otherwise walk into the country illegally, often ignoring the courts. They’ve failed to explain that most of the kids being held are unaccompanied, and that there is also a moral cost associated with allowing kids to wander over the border. Or how asylum seekers, most often coming from dismaying circumstances, sometimes lie to gain entry. While family separation is callous, it’s existence does not excuse ginned-up moral panic, pious grandstanding, and comparisons to Nazi death camps. READ MORE...

  • 4 Things The Media Won’t Tell You About The Border Crisis

    4 Things The Media Won’t Tell You About The Border Crisis

    The images and stories now being reported from the southern border—families torn apart, children crying for their parents, parents with no idea where their children are—are disturbing and heartbreaking

    The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration enforcement policy has obviously created chaos along the border, tasking already overburdened federal agencies with the seemingly impossible job of taking into custody everyone—men, women, and children—caught crossing the border illegally. The number of children taken from their parents and placed in federal custody climbed to about 2,000 from April 19 through May 31, according to figures from the Department of Homeland Security. With border facilities overwhelmed, some teenagers are now being housed in temporary shelters outside El Paso. READ MORE...

  • Whatever Happened To Losing An Argument If You Invoke Nazis?

    Whatever Happened To Losing An Argument If You Invoke Nazis?

    Well, “Godwin’s Law” disappeared rather quickly, didn’t it? Michael Godwin cultivated the popular notion that “whoever is the first to mention Hitler in an argument, loses the argument,” in a 1990s meme that grew in strength over the years, right up until Donald Trump was elected president.

    Today? Well, President Trump and all our immigration officials are being called Nazis because they are enforcing U.S. immigration laws.  Just ask MSNBC anchor Joe Scarborough, who compared them to Nazis because illegal immigrants (parents or not) are being separated from minors accompanying them during criminal processing at the border. READ MORE...

  • It’s Wrong To Harass A Woman, Unless She Is A Republican

    It’s Wrong To Harass A Woman, Unless She Is A Republican

    If that woman is named Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen, it’s not only acceptable to drive her out of a restaurant — it’s to be applauded.

    Jessica Valenti revealed a new standard for liberal feminists on Tuesday: Driving women out of restaurants is wrong, unless they’re a Republican. If that woman is named Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen, the behavior is not only acceptable — it’s to be applauded.

    The situation began when the head of the D.C. branch of Democratic Socialists of America tweeted the restaurant name and exact address where Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen sat down for dinner. The dinner came after a very public day for Nielsen, who defended the Trump administration’s decision to fully enforce U.S. immigration laws against all who illegally cross the border — a policy that in some case results in separating children from their illegal immigrant parents due to a settlement entered into in 1997 by the Clinton administration. READ MORE...

  • Senate Panel Bucks White House, Approves Pay Raise for Government Employees

    Senate Panel Bucks White House, Approves Pay Raise for Government Employees

    A Senate panel approved legislation that includes a 1.9 percent pay raise for civilian federal employees, even though the White House wants to give raises only when employees deserve them.

    The Senate Appropriations subcommittee on financial services and general government unanimously approved the general government services funding bill Tuesday with a pay increase for employees of the federal government in 2019, the same percentage increase that civilian workers received in 2018.

    “I also appreciate that the bill includes a well-deserved pay adjustment for federal civilian workers,” Delaware Sen. Chris Coons, the ranking Democrat on the committee, said in a statement. READ MORE...

  • Our Debate On Illegal Immigration Is A National Disaster

    Our Debate On Illegal Immigration Is A National Disaster

    When emotionalism meets scaremongering, it’s difficult to have a useful debate about anything. Yet for immigration, those seem to be the two choices.

    The Trump administration has adopted a “zero tolerance” policy requiring law enforcement to prosecute illegal immigrants. Yes, the policy comports with the letter of the law. Yes, the Obama administration engaged in a similar policy on a smaller scale — and yes, the media covered it very differently.

    But, no, President Trump doesn’t “have to” temporarily break up families. He chooses to do so, claiming, among other things, that it is a necessity in stopping gang violence. Trump officials’ inability to deal with the mess they created incompetently implementing their policy, and the public relations disaster resulting from that ineptitude, is on the administration, and no one else. READ MORE...

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