Category Archives: Immigration

President Trump’s biggest accomplishments of 2019

    The White House • December 30, 2019 TOP 10: President Trump’s biggest accomplishments of 2019. Here are things President Donald J. Trump claims to have done for the American people in 2019: The Trump Boom is going strong. … Continue reading

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What is our ancestry?

What is our ancestry in NY-23? Nationality Population American 39,851 Arab 3,561 Czech 2,043 Danish 3,074 Dutch 18,993 English 86,367 French (except Basque) 17,677 French Canadian 4,870 German 129,791 Greek 1,990 Hungarian 3,614 Irish 101,424 Italian 67,474 Lithuanian 1,661 Norwegian … Continue reading

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Tom Reed at the border

Oh, the grand old Duke of York; He had ten thousand men; He marched them up to the top of the hill, And he marched them down again. Veni vidi vici. — Julius Caesar On August 18, an op-ed by Tom … Continue reading

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Justice Comes First

Is that the law?–Shylock “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”   Justice, not legality, comes first; … Continue reading

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Problem solvers

I read a sunny article in “The Hill” about problem solvers. Here are some excerpts with my comments: Author Margaret White, executive director of No Labels, writes: Recently, several bills have been expedited under the new “290” or “consensus calendar” … Continue reading

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Smart border technology

If we build it, we will lose our security and our humanity.–Beto O’Rorke in El Paso In an article which appeared in The Hill, the authors argue that “Democrats’ ‘smart border’ technology is not a ‘humane’ alternative to Trump’s wall.” … Continue reading

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Rep. Amash on the border security crisis

  ‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.’ –Lewis Carroll Rep. Amash (R-MI) on the border security crisis “I think both sides are making a mountain out of a molehill,” Amash said in … Continue reading

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Our misperceptions

We Americans don’t know as much as we think we do. For example, only 59% of us guess that the most Americans killed by others are killed with firearms. Here is more data from the IPSOS study of misperceptions in … Continue reading

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Conditional success

Said the calculated risk to the educated guess, let’s evaluate the climate for conditional success. –remembered lines from a four-line poem, circa 1970, title and author beyond recall Will voters buy promises of conditional success, promises which sound good only … Continue reading

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Why say liberal with a sneer?

The root meaning of liberal from Latin “liber” is “free.” It is related to liberty, liberation and learning. Many founding fathers were liberals; Madison and Jefferson rejected monarchy; they envisioned a government for a free people with liberty and justice … Continue reading

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