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Trump's speech proves he doesn't understand immigration

SAN DIEGO -- Judging from the most memorable line in President Trump's first State of the Union address, it turns out that "Americans are dreamers, too."

As Trump sees it, it's his duty -- and that of Congress -- to "defend Americans, to protect their safety, their families, their communities, and their right to the American Dream." All by ...Read more

'Dreamers' and Demons

From the Right / Michelle Malkin /

Xinran Ji, 24, had big dreams. But demons demolished them.

The bright hopes of young Xinran Ji, a University of Southern California engineering student from Inner Mongolia, died in 2014 at the hands of a then-19-year-old "Dreamer" and his thug pals. Mexican illegal alien Jonathan DelCarmen, who first jumped the southern border at age 12, ...Read more

The liberal media would have swooned over President Hillary

President Trump's first State of the Union address is a fine occasion to imagine how close we came to a President Hillary Clinton. Imagine if Clinton had actually campaigned in the Midwest instead of Arizona and won the closely contested Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. (Imagine the exact same congressional results.) Then imagine the ...Read more

Why do liberal want so many immigrants, even illegals, to become citizens?

From the Right / Dennis Prager /

On one thing we can all agree: The left wants more and more immigrants -- including immigrants who enter or are in the country illegally -- to come to America and become American citizens.

The question is, why?

The first and most obvious reason is political. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, chain migration, sanctuary cities ...Read more

A message for my evangelical friends

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

"Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God." (Romans 13:1)

That verse, written by Paul the Apostle, is one of the most difficult for modern ...Read more

Trump's conspiracy theories endanger democracy

From the Right / Michael Gerson /

WASHINGTON -- Just as Bill Clinton's 1998 State of the Union address is known as the speech after the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke, Donald Trump's 2018 State of the Union address is likely to be remembered as the speech before Robert Mueller's report arrived.

Clinton remains the gold standard in presidential scandal management: Stubbornly talk...Read more

Too many wars. Too many enemies.

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

If Turkey is not bluffing, U.S. troops in Manbij, Syria, could be under fire by week's end, and NATO engulfed in the worst crisis in its history.

Turkish President Erdogan said Friday his troops will cleanse Manbij of Kurdish fighters, alongside whom U.S. troops are embedded.

Erdogan's foreign minister demanded concrete steps by the U.S. to ...Read more

When protectionism is rampant, no bad deed goes unrewarded

From the Right / George Will /

WASHINGTON -- Like Horatius at the bridge, or the boy who stood on the burning deck whence all but he had fled, or the Dutch boy who saved the city by putting his finger in the dike -- pick your analogous heroism -- the Trump administration last week acted to stanch the flood of foreign-made washing machines that are being imported because ...Read more

Not all Dreamers should be granted legal status

SAN DIEGO -- The entire immigration debate -- over who comes, who goes, and who should stay -- has funneled down to one thing: ending the legal and bureaucratic nightmare caused by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

The White House is poised to reveal the details of what it claims will be an immigration reform plan that can win ...Read more

Liberal Media focuses on films at Sundance Film Festival

Members of the Hollywood left flew to Utah for the Sundance Film Festival (and its homegrown women's march) with a small item of regret on their agenda. Just last year, they had put on their pink knit hats and marched for women's rights with one of the most visible figures at Sundance ... Harvey Weinstein.

How to handle this embarrassment? ...Read more

The conspiracy mindset is lazy, damaging and weak

From the Right / Mona Charen /

I am old enough to remember when conspiracy theories were primarily the province of the left.

In the 1990s, the San Jose Mercury News ran a series asserting that the crack epidemic in African-American neighborhoods was a plot orchestrated by the CIA. The tale was satisfying to many who were predisposed to see the CIA as a villain and who were ...Read more

Trump's demonization of immigrants marks the GOP as a source of intolerance

From the Right / Michael Gerson /

WASHINGTON -- This is the strangest of political moments, in which a historically weak president believes he is acting from a position of strength.

After a year in office, Donald Trump has an approval rating below 40 percent -- the lowest for any president in modern times. In the special state legislative elections held so far this year, ...Read more

In a Trump hunt, beware the perjury trap

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

Asked if he would agree to be interviewed by Robert Mueller's team, President Donald Trump told the White House press corps, "I would love to do it ... as soon as possible. ... under oath, absolutely."

On hearing this, the special counsel's office must have looked like the Eagles' locker room after the 38-7 rout of the Vikings put them in the ...Read more

Eschewing euphemisms frames immigration issue Trump's way

From the Right / Michael Barone /

He who frames the issue tends to determine the outcome of the election. That's an old political consultant's rule, and its application has never been more apt than in the Senate Democrats' failed government shutdown over immigration policy.

Issue framing is especially important on immigration. It's an issue on which small percentages of voters ...Read more

Liberals think Americans who leave high-tax states can be replaced with "Dreamers"

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

One reason Democrats seem so fixated on importing illegal immigrants and allowing their children to stay and become citizens may be the exodus from high-tax and traditionally Democratic states.

Anecdotal evidence is usually not helpful in determining trends, but when stories begin to accumulate and sound the same attention must be paid.

Two ...Read more

Some policy dentistry could combat truth decay

From the Right / George Will /

WASHINGTON -- It cannot be a sign of social health that the number of tweets per day worldwide exploded from 5,000 in 2007 to 500 million six years later. And this might be related, by a few degrees of separation, to the fact that whereas in the 1992 presidential election more than one-third of America's 3,113 counties or their equivalents had a...Read more

Liberal media champions children over fetuses

The Democrats blinked in the first round of the government-shutdown fight over immigration, but they promise to regroup and fight again for immigrants living in America illegally who came as minors. The Democrats call them "Dreamers," and so, the "Facts First" media employ that loaded propaganda term as well.

One might argue "Dreamers" is only ...Read more

Dreamers wake up to reality that Democrats stand for nothing

SAN DIEGO -- What ended the government shutdown after only two-and-a-half days?

My vote goes to a devastating 30-second ad that arrived on the scene with the subtlety of an airstrike.

"Democrats." "Murder." "Illegal immigrants."

Those radioactive buzzwords -- which were featured in the spot released by President Trump's re-election campaign ...Read more

Home schooling is not a crime

From the Right / Michelle Malkin /

It's elementary. Education control freaks will use any excuse to crack down on competition. With two million K-12 students now educated at home (including our 9th grade son), the temptation to exploit the most marginal cases of alleged child abuse by home-schoolers has proven irresistible to statist politicians and government apologists.

Take ...Read more

College-educated liberal feminists don't understand why it's natural for men to objectify women

From the Right / Dennis Prager /

Few subjects elicit as much confused, or even nonsensical, commentary as sex. There are three major reasons for this.

First, few forces are as powerful as the sexual drive, yet in no area of human life are the sexes so different. If they try hard, men and women can understand almost everything about one another. But regarding male sexual nature...Read more