Immigration Götterdämmerung

 

In the past, Ricochet has hosted point/counterpoint articles — a phenomenon I was pleased to take part in. My desire is to revive that tradition and the opportunity has presented itself with a new interlocutor: Fred Cole.

The subject we are going to discuss is the contentious topic of immigration. I also believe in telling you where I sit before I tell you where I stand. So, in the spirit of full disclosure, my readers should know that I work for a firm which is owned in part by a legal resident alien – a legal resident alien in possession of a Doctorate in Geotechnical Engineering who immigrated to the United States via legal processes.

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Pushing the Leftist Agenda by Attacking Betsy DeVos – Again

 

Betsy DeVos is once more in the sights of the House Democrats—and it’s going to get uglier with Democrats controlling the House. I’ve written about Secretary DeVos in the past, and because there is so much at stake with the state of education in the U.S., I’ve no doubt that the Democrats will do everything in their power to discredit her, remove her, and try to re-instate the biased and ineffective Obama administration and Leftist policies. This post will review some of the attacks on DeVos and the Department of Education, and why it is such a serious matter for this country, for education and for the rule of law.

The accusations against DeVos are many, including accusations of conflicts of interest of her staff, attacks on her brother, attacks on her expenses, and attacks on her motives. The two most important issues, I believe, are her revisions to the Title IX requirements and criticisms of the Department regarding student loan management. I’m not addressing conflicts of interest, because although the current brouhaha includes this criticism, most of the allegations that I could find are nearly two years old; I assume they didn’t rise to the level of removing her, or they were resolved. These accusations were likely just another attempt to discredit a Trump cabinet member.

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California Forest Management

 

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Students at Williams College Demand Freedom from Speech

 

Students at Williams College in Massachusetts are angry. According to a petition (PDF) signed by hundreds of students, the faculty is urging the college to enact “reckless and dangerous policies” that will “imperil marginalized students,” and amount to “discursive violence.”

What awful set of policies could Williams College faculty possibly be considering?

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Political Body Shop

 

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