Byron York, Chief Political Correspondent for the Washington Examiner, breaks down the latest news surrounding the impeachment inquiry and his latest article, “Testimony: How Trump helped Ukraine”. Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, a CIA trained former senior intelligence officer and President of the London Center for Policy Research, details his interaction with Mark Zaid, the whistleblower’s lawyer. Lastly, Michelle Malkin, columnist and author of the book “Open Borders Inc.: Who’s Funding America’s Destruction?”, weighs in on the top news stories of the day including the importance of the thin blue line flag, illegal immigration & Don Jr.’s appearance on The View.

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  1. Arahant Member

    Col. Schaffer’s story about his former attorney’s conduct, well, I wish I could say it is unbelievable, but it is not.

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    • November 7, 2019, at 6:09 PM PST
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  2. Joe D. Lincoln

    It’s ridiculous we don’t need all the low wage immigrants where all these jobs will be dominated by robots in the not so distant future, so therefor we should not do our best to limit opportunities for American STEM students.

     

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    • November 8, 2019, at 6:57 AM PST
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  3. Taras Coolidge

    Joe D. (View Comment):

    It’s ridiculous we don’t need all the low wage immigrants where all these jobs will be dominated by robots in the not so distant future, so therefor we should not do our best to limit opportunities for American STEM students.

     

     Remember, the Democratic Party always puts its own interests ahead of the country.

    Low wage, or even better unemployable, immigrants are cannon fodder for Democratic political machines across the country.

    The intent is that, unlike the Irish and Italians, former mainstays of the Democratic Party, these new immigrants never rise to the middle class and never start voting Republican. 

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    • November 9, 2019, at 8:58 AM PST
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  4. Taras Coolidge

    Michelle Malkin is on the wrong track when she lumps together highly skilled tech immigrants, who more than pay their own way, and the incompetent immigrants the Democrats want as future machine voters.

    The reason attempts to tally up the costs and benefits of immigration so often end up inconclusive is that the economic benefits from the tech immigrants cancel out the economic costs of the incompetent immigrants.

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    • November 9, 2019, at 10:20 PM PST
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  5. milkchaser Member

    Lots of low-skilled immigrants (legal and illegal) end up becoming productive members of society. It has more to do with character than country of birth (though, which country they come from matters – e.g. Nigerians are more productive than Haitians, in general).

    As for tech worker shortages, software engineers are making good bread, so that evidence contradicts the notion that we have a surplus of engineers. People do not even have to get a college degree to make good bread. They just have to be competent.

    We will always be better off if we get lawful, highly-skilled workers because they make our nation more productive. Better to have them here paying taxes than offshore enriching other countries, right?

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  6. Taras Coolidge

    milkchaser (View Comment):

    Lots of low-skilled immigrants (legal and illegal) end up becoming productive members of society. It has more to do with character than country of birth (though, which country they come from matters – e.g. Nigerians are more productive than Haitians, in general).

    As for tech worker shortages, software engineers are making good bread, so that evidence contradicts the notion that we have a surplus of engineers. People do not even have to get a college degree to make good bread. They just have to be competent.

    We will always be better off if we get lawful, highly-skilled workers because they make our nation more productive. Better to have them here paying taxes than offshore enriching other countries, right?

    Immigration from each country has different selective factors operating.

    For example, when you look at blacks who are “acting white” in educational and socioeconomic terms, scratch the surface and very often you find that they are the children or grandchildren of middle class immigrants from the Caribbean (e.g., Colin Powell) or Africa (e.g., Barack Obama).

    In 2015, Indian Americans, at over $100,000, had the highest median income of any group; while Somali Americans, at $22,500, had the lowest. (Whites were just under $60,000.) Are Indians in India that far ahead of Somalis in Somalia? I doubt it. It’s just that from India we’re getting doctors and engineers and computer scientists, while from Somalia we’re getting refugee shepherds and subsistence farmers.

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    • 49 Minutes Ago
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  7. Taras Coolidge

    P.S.: According to City Journal*, statistics ominously indicate that the first generation of unskilled immigrants works hard; but the second generation readily settles down to underclass status and the dole, instead of building on their parents’ work.

    *Everyone should subscribe to their invaluable daily email!

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    • 43 Minutes Ago
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