• Assimilating Refugees into Labor Markets



    There are many ways to smooth the assimilation process for refugees. Alex Nowrasteh looks at the case of refugees from Syria.



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  • What Trump has to overcome to beat Clinton


    In the last four presidential elections, the Republican nominee has never won less than 90 percent of the Republican vote. Republicans won the popular vote only one of those times, in 2004, and when they did they carried 93 percent of Republican voters. Donald Trump has defied the odds before, but they are against his achieving this degree of party unity.

    Trump has won more primary votes than any previous nominee, and he is going to add to that number in the weeks to come. But he will also be a nominee with a record number of primary votes cast for his opponents. READ MORE...

  • Donald Trump, Reaganslayer


    Ross Douthat says the results of this GOP primary process are “a defeat for True Conservatism™” — that is, the idea that all defeats of GOP candidates can be explained by their lack of ideological purity. Excerpt:

    But it turned out that Republican voters didn’t want True Conservatism any more than they wanted Bushism 2.0. Maybe they would have wanted it from a candidate with more charisma and charm and less dogged unlikability. But the entire Trump phenomenon suggests otherwise, and Trump as the presumptive nominee is basically a long proof against the True Conservative theory of the Republican Party. READ MORE...

  • MSU Expels Christian because He Won't Agree to Counsel Sodomite "Couples"


    I have long said that the sodomite agenda has more in mind than “equal rights.” There seems to be at the heart of what they are doing, conformity. There is in their actions a type of confessional that has not been seen since the Inquisition. It is not enough that they have changed the legal definition of marriage, they want you to agree that it is right.

    This kind of thinking has caused one student at MSU to be expelled from the counseling program. Because he stated that he could not counsel a homosexual couple as a couple, the school disallowed his intern hours and eventually expelled him. But, the school may have to pay for this stand. READ MORE...

  • Brexit and the Lessons of American Federalism


    A few years ago President Barack Obama urged members of the European Union to admit Turkey. Now he wants the United Kingdom to stay in the EU. Even when the U.S. isn’t a member of the club, the president has an opinion on who should be included. Should the British people vote for or against the EU? The answer isn’t up to America.

    What began in 1957 as the European Community (EC), or the Common Market, was a clear positive for the European peoples. It created what the name implied, a large free trade zone, promoting commerce across the continent. READ MORE...

  • Why Cruz lost: He became an establishment candidate


    Ted Cruz built his political reputation as a brash outsider taking on the Republican establishment in Washington – which is why he survived as long as he did in the 2016 primaries, while all the candidates favored by the establishment fell one by one.

    As they dropped out, Cruz tried to consolidate the support of the GOP establishment around his campaign, making the case that, hate him as they might, he was the only acceptable alternative to Donald Trump. He sought, and received, endorsements from establishment leaders (with many choking down their bile as they backed him). He used the establishment’s rules to vacuum up as many delegates at state conventions possible. He even forged an ill-fated alliance with the last establishment candidate in the race, John Kasich, in a final effort to stop Donald Trump. READ MORE...

  • Why Cruz lost: He became an establishment candidate


    Ted Cruz built his political reputation as a brash outsider taking on the Republican establishment in Washington – which is why he survived as long as he did in the 2016 primaries, while all the candidates favored by the establishment fell one by one.

    As they dropped out, Cruz tried to consolidate the support of the GOP establishment around his campaign, making the case that, hate him as they might, he was the only acceptable alternative to Donald Trump. He sought, and received, endorsements from establishment leaders (with many choking down their bile as they backed him). He used the establishment’s rules to vacuum up as many delegates at state conventions possible. He even forged an ill-fated alliance with the last establishment candidate in the race, John Kasich, in a final effort to stop Donald Trump. READ MORE...