From the Right



Dragons don't just sprout up in the desert

SAN DIEGO -- Now that President Trump has pardoned Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Arizona's Maricopa County, many Latinos are feeling enraged. And a lot of white liberals -- in the media, academia and politics -- are, as usual, acting morally superior.

But those who have shrugged off the seriousness of illegal immigration -- and, in some ...Read more

America has become a nation of victims

SAN DIEGO -- The motto of the United States is no longer "e pluribus unum." Sadly, it's become: "Hey! I was wronged. Get my lawyer on the phone!"

Or, recently, south of the Mason-Dixon line: "Let's grab clubs and tiki torches and go make trouble."

America has become a nation of victims. The same people who, a decade ago, might have scoffed at ...Read more

Trump's racial legacy is smoke and mirrors

SAN DIEGO -- What's convenient isn't always fair and right.

I don't like President Trump. I don't like racism. So it would be convenient to blame the former for the latter. But it wouldn't be fair or right.

After white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, sparked a racial melee that killed three and injured 19, the hyperbolic outcry on ...Read more

Sanctuary Cities put California in showdown with Trump administration

SAN DIEGO -- California is facing off with the Trump administration over a total fantasy that has survived this long only because both political parties have an interest in keeping it alive.

Democrats and Republicans alike insist that the Golden State offers "sanctuary" for illegal immigrants by creating safe spaces that are somehow beyond the ...Read more

Affirmative action has overstayed its welcome

SAN DIEGO -- Color me surprised. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and I finally agree on something, albeit with radically different motives. It's time to end affirmative action in college and university admissions.

The Alabaman -- who has been wrong on matters involving race and ethnicity for his entire career -- used to be my least favorite ...Read more

Trump's latest medieval idea: a scheme to keep out legal immigrants

SAN DIEGO -- By unveiling on the same day a pair of divisive and incendiary policy initiatives, the Trump administration made clear that it opposes affirmative action for some Americans but supports it for others.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department frown on preferential treatment in college admissions because they seem to...Read more

Trump is but the latest politician to serenade Youngstown

"The story's always the same. Seven-hundred tons of metal a day. Now, sir, you tell me the world's changed. Once I made you rich enough. Rich enough to forget my name."

-- Bruce Springsteen, "Youngstown"

SAN DIEGO -- Youngstown again? As an avid spectator of politics, I've been hearing about that city in the Mahoning Valley of northeast...Read more

Trump and the media just can't let the election go

SAN DIEGO -- What's the date today? Don't ask the media or the White House. Neither of them has the foggiest idea.

They're both stuck in November 2016. And curiously, neither wants to admit it -- even though they're both quick to accuse the other of being needlessly mired in the past and inexplicably intent on replaying the presidential ...Read more

The Trump administration is launching a silly war on mythical sanctuary cities

SAN DIEGO -- I savored the recent news that Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to send thousands of immigration agents to so-called "sanctuary cities" to round up illegal immigrants.

With apologies to "Apocalypse Now," I love the smell of vindication in the morning.

The Trump administration is planning to target a host of cities for ...Read more


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