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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are amazed that more than 90 percent of House Democrats either opposed a resolution supporting Immigration and Customs Enforcement or refused to vote on it at all. They also grumble as deficit projections once again head north of a trillion dollars and the number […]

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OK the whole decision to treck over Mexico and crash the border is traumatic, especially with children. But are we going to have to make asylum seekers “un-fragile” before they are interviewed? This article looks like material for a new crisis, and almost proves there is no end to the creative possibilities. Of course they […]

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“If there is any place in the Guinness Book of World Records for words repeated the most often, over the most years, without one speck of evidence, ‘diversity’ should be a prime candidate. Is diversity our strength? Or anybody’s strength, anywhere in the world? Does Japan’s homogeneous population cause the Japanese to suffer? Have the […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are pleasantly surprised to see a new CBS poll showing that a strong plurality of Americans believe families should stay together but be sent back to their home countries when they come to the U.S. illegally. They also slam Rep. Maxine Waters for suggesting […]

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David French of National Review and Chad Benson of Radio America fill in for Jim Geraghty and Greg Corombos. They commend Justice Roberts for joining the four liberal justices to protect Americans’ civil liberties from warrantless cell phone searches. They also consider the affects of incessant and inappropriate protesting. And they compare Trump’s new family detention policy […]

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David French of National Review and Chad Benson of Radio America fill in for Jim Geraghty and Greg Corombos. They hope that Congress may exert its constitutional authority by passing legislation to end the family separation policy, secure the border, and stop illegal immigration. They also fear the growing divide between conservatives and liberals as they each […]

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast number 180 (!!!) for June 20, 2018, it’s the Good Latte edition of the show with your hosts radio guy Todd Feinburg, AI-guy Mike Stopa and, much more important than that, guest the inimitable syndicated columnist, Harvard Professor (check this out!), and author of The Great Revolt, Inside […]

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DHS is no longer ignoring the law. We are enforcing the laws as they exist on the books. As long as illegal entry remains a criminal offense, DHS will not look the other way. DHS will faithfully execute the laws enacted by Congress, as we are sworn to do. Surely it is the beginning of the […]

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For election analysis I usually turn to the incomparable Steve Sailer – of the eponymous “Sailer Strategy” of “inreach” – for the big picture, and to Walter Olsen for insight into state and national trends. But I think I’m going to have to add Patrick McDermott to that select group. McDermott’s June 8, 2018 article, […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America toast better-than-expected unemployment numbers, the best in 18 years. They also lambaste Virginia Republicans for rolling over and approving the Obamacare Medicaid expansion they claimed to oppose for years. And they dig through more eye-opening posts from Joy Reid’s supposedly hacked blog, including her likening […]

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I Believe the U.S. Is a Wonderful Place — and I Grew Up Overseas

 

I recently came across a piece in the Huffington Post written by Liz Lemarchand, titled Why I Left The U.S. 20 Years Ago… And Why I Won’t Be Coming Back. Liz worked 60 hours a week for a corporation in DC, yet was unsatisfied with the “American Dream” and decided to move to a different country to find happiness. On the surface, this would seem like another story of someone “finding herself.” But instead of keeping it personal, Liz decides to attack American ideals. Let’s take a look at her accusations:

At 23, I was already living the corporate rat race, working nearly 60 hours a week for a huge multinational conglomerate in Washington, D.C., and I felt too young for the lifestyle I was leading. In the course of my two years there, Washington had turned me from a naive political science graduate with aspirations of single-handedly changing a failing political system into a jaded, disenchanted old lady.

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43945522 It, or some vestage of it, has reached the border. I can’t find now where I was reading average-American comments over the weekend – I think somewhere on Facebook – but I was amazed at the anger and resentment towards this event. Comments centered around how most of the “asylum seekers” were men, not […]

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Podcast for April 25, 2018. It’s the White Social Status edition of the program, with nano-physicist Mike Stopa coming to us from his new home in California (is he shifting yet on immigration?) and Todd connecting from Connecticut, where he hosts a daily talk show on WTIC in Hartford. […]

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Podcast for April 18, 2018. It’s the Illegal Sanctuary edition of the program, with Mike taking the week off to get settled into his new life as resident of the Sanctuary State, beautiful California. In place of Mike, we’re joined by the smarter and way more fascinating Jessica Vaughan, […]

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We have experienced the truth of this prophecy, for England has become the habitation of outsiders and the dominion of foreigners. Today, no Englishman is earl, bishop, or abbot, and newcomers gnaw away at the riches and very innards of England; nor is there any hope for an end of this misery.—William of Malmesbury (c. […]

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The Department of Commerce issued a press release on the reinstatement of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. On December 12, 2017, DOJ requested that the Census Bureau reinstate a citizenship question on the decennial census to provide census block level citizenship voting age population (CVAP) data that is not currently available from government […]

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https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/02/border-agents-have-no-idea-if-data-held-on-e-passports-is-authentic/ For over a decade, Customs and Border Protection has failed to properly verify e-passports (which contain biometric data) as “it lacked the software to do so,” according to a new letter sent by two top senators.According to a 2010 report authored by the Government Accountability Office, the problem needed fixing then—and eight years later […]

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Victor Davis Hanson considers the accomplishments of the Trump Administration’s first year, looks at the president’s shortcomings, and assesses what’s next for both the Democratic opposition and Never Trump Republicans. More

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A Conservative Case for Chain Migration

 

I’m not a conservative, but I understand conservatives (or I used to) and I know what they value (or used to). I’ve spent decades listening to talk about the importance of family, how family is the basic unit of society, and the value of civil society and non-governmental institutions.

However, for the last two years or so, I’ve seen many a conservative casually dump on the concept of chain migration. In the past, it took the form of subtle scorn, but more recently, it’s come to be open hostility. The change, I think, is due to the jujitsu performed by a handful of conservative immigration hawks to make a general opposition to immigration an obligatory plank of conservatism.

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