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The Politics of Immigration

In the Atlantic Monthly Peter Beinart, a self-avowed liberal, writes the following: “In 2005, a left-leaning blogger wrote, “Illegal immigration wreaks havoc economically, socially, and culturally; makes a mockery of the rule of law; and is disgraceful just on basic fairness grounds alone.” In 2006, a liberal columnist wrote that “immigration reduces the wages of… Continue reading The Politics of Immigration

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Democrats Strike Out Again

All eyes were on Georgia tonight in the special election to replace the new Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Tom Price. The race has been billed as the most expensive in history for a single House race and the Democrats have thrown everything but the kitchen sink (I think they threw that in… Continue reading Democrats Strike Out Again

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Civil Discourse Has Left the Building and We Need to Call It Back

I wanted to follow up on my earlier comments about the shooting that took place earlier today involving Republican members of Congress that were practicing for the Congressional baseball game.   Obviously the media has been nonstop on this issue all day. The more I thought about it the more it started to resonate with me… Continue reading Civil Discourse Has Left the Building and We Need to Call It Back

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Gunfire at a Congressional Baseball Practice

Today a gunman opened fire on the Republicans practicing for the Congressional baseball game that will be held tomorrow at Nationals Park, the home of the Washington Nationals. This is a bipartisan game that is held annually and raises over $600,000 for charity. It is a fun event and should be fully supported. The gunman… Continue reading Gunfire at a Congressional Baseball Practice

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The World of Politics is Getting Turned Upside Down

The world seems to be in a state of political chaos right now. In one western Democracy after another elections seem to confound the pundits and experts are totally confused about what the electorate will do in any given election. Last year we had the stunning vote in England to support Great Britain exiting from… Continue reading The World of Politics is Getting Turned Upside Down

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Jim Comey Testimony – Winners and Losers

The long awaited testimony of former FBI Director James Comey finally occurred before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Despite the hype there were very few bombshells in the hearing and pretty much everything that was said had been disclosed prior to the hearing. The major piece of news was the admission by Comey that he was… Continue reading Jim Comey Testimony – Winners and Losers

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The Paris Accords and Where Do We Go From Here?

In the aftermath of the President deciding to withdraw the United States from the Paris Accords on climate change the mayor of Pittsburgh immediately responded by saying his city would abide by the accords. He did this because President Trump had made a comment that the represented the people of Pittsburgh and not the people… Continue reading The Paris Accords and Where Do We Go From Here?

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World Leadership – Who Wears The Mantle

This week the news broke that Angela Merkel and Emanuel Macron are considering a decision where they will rely less on the United States and prepare themselves to lead the free world. This might be something that everyone should take serious if it were not so ludicrous. These two heavyweights in international circles seem to… Continue reading World Leadership – Who Wears The Mantle

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Who Is Really Running College Sports

I know that everyone likes to discuss politics and I am as guilty as the rest but I thought I would talk about a different subject today. What I would like to discuss is college sports and to a degree professional sports. Anyone that knows me is aware that I am a big sports fan.… Continue reading Who Is Really Running College Sports