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Monday, September 24, 2018

Can We Have A Sensible Immigration Policy?

Reprinted with permission from Creators.


What would a sensible immigration policy look like? It would have three goals: be humane, enforce the laws and meet America’s need for labor. This can happen only if our political fringes get out of the way.

Some on the far right simply don’t like most of the immigrants, mainly because of their color. There’s little room for discussion here. Today’s immigrants come from everywhere. They are essential to our economy. And they’re every bit as good as the people who came before.

It does not follow, however, that everyone who wants to come here should be allowed to stay.…

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Annotated: How Kavanaugh Misled Senate On His Infamous ‘Sea-World’ Opinion

Reprinted with permission from DCReport.


Allow me to be blunt: Judge Brett Kavanaugh lied about the SeaWorld case during his Senate confirmation testimony last week and showed very little understanding of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

That Kavanaugh is a great girls basketball coach in the crime-ridden streets of Bethesda, as underscored at the hearings, probably won’t make much difference in a confirmation vote.

But for those who take the Supreme Court—and workers’ rights—seriously, facts are facts. And facts explored here should be very troubling for Americ

I can’t figure out how the lies in Kavanaugh’s testimony or his legal misunderstanding of the OSHA act would get a passing grade in the first year of law school, much less a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court of the United States.…

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Casualties Of Trump’s Trade War

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

When White House economic adviser Gary Cohn showed up in the Oval Office earlier this year to give Donald Trump news of an excellent jobs report, the president’s keen grasp of economics and policy instantly came into play. “It’s all because of my tariffs,” he replied, according to Bob Woodward’s new book, “Fear.” Cohn had to inform him that the tariffs were not yet in effect.

Now they are, and the news is not so sunny. The Federal Reserve reported Wednesday that already, “Tariffs are reported to be contributing to rising input costs, mainly for manufacturers,” and worries about trade disputes have “prompted some businesses to scale back or postpone capital investment.”

Eighty percent of the world’s recreational vehicles are built in and around Elkhart County, Indiana, which voted for Trump by a 2-1 margin. When times are bad, people don’t buy RVs, because they are a luxury, not a necessity.…

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