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Senate Immigration Bills Go Down in Flames

From The Hill: The Senate rejected legislation based on President Trump’s framework for an immigration deal in a 39-60 vote on Thursday, leaving an uncertain path forward for Congress with nearly a million immigrants sheltered by an Obama-era program facing the prospect of deportation. The measure spearheaded by Sen. Show More Summary

How Many 'Red Flags' Can One School Shooter Accumulate?

Let’s begin with the appropriate caveats; police work is hard and police officers, detectives, and agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation have difficult jobs. Cops have limited resources, manpower, and there are only 24 hours in the day. Show More Summary

‘Have Democrats Overplayed Their Trump Hand?’

In Politico today, I wrote about the shift in polling toward Republicans in recent weeks:  It turns out that, with apologies to Nancy Pelosi, Republicans really did have to pass the tax bill so people could find out what’s in it. The...Show More Summary

A Close Race in Pennsylvania’s 18th

How close is the special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th district, to be held March 13? A poll conducted in early January by Gravis Marketing showed Republican Rick Saccone with a 12 point lead over Democratic candidate Conor Lamb. But...Show More Summary

New DACA Proposal Doesn’t Promote Key GOP Interests

To follow up on Robert VerBruggen’s points about how the Schumer-Rounds-King amendment might end up incentivizing future illegal immigration: The provisions of this bill suggest that, in addition to its myriad policy shortcomings, it...Show More Summary

The Latest Senate Immigration ‘Compromise’ Makes Graham-Durbin Look Hawkish

Vox has a useful run-down of the latest so-called compromise in the Senate that deserves to fail. Among the provisions: Tells ICE not to focus on unauthorized immigrants living in the US without criminal records. The bill would codify “enforcement priorities” for the Department of Homeland Security (including Immigration and Customs Enforcement). Show More Summary

DHS Condemns Schumer-Rounds-Collins Immigration Bill

The agency’s statement asserts: The Schumer-Rounds-Collins proposal destroys the ability of the men and women from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to remove millions of illegal aliens. It would be the end of immigration enforcement in America and only serve to draw millions more illegal aliens with no way to remove them. Show More Summary

How to Balance Skills-Based and Family-Based Immigration

Right now, roughly two-thirds of the green cards issued every year are given to the family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs). For years, there’s been a growing consensus among immigration reformers on the left and right that we ought to at least consider rebalancing the influx to place greater emphasis on skills. Show More Summary

Bipartisan Group of Senators Proposes New DACA Compromise

A bipartisan group of 16 senators — led by independent Angus King of Maine and Republican Mike Rounds of South Dakota — has proposed the latest potential fix to the congressional stalemate over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...Show More Summary

Coming Soon? Non-Voluntary Euthanasia/Organ Harvesting?

It is legal in the Netherlands for doctors and psychiatrists to lethally inject the sick, disabled, elderly, and mentally ill who ask to die. It is not legal for them to kill patients who have not repeatedly asked to die. But that happens anyway, and not rarely. Show More Summary

Arm Teachers

I agree with everything my colleague David French wrote this morning about yesterday’s tragedy. We are facing a jarring rise of highly deadly mass shootings — even if such incidents remain a tiny share of our overall homicide problem — and we must remain vigilant in our communities. Show More Summary

Re: DACA or DACA-Plus?

Earlier this week, Mark Krikorian continued our disagreement about the scope of the Trump administration’s proposed “Dreamer” amnesty. I thank him for his detailed reply but am unmoved by it. To recapitulate, Krikorian supports an amnesty...Show More Summary

‘If You See Something, Say Something’ Only Works if Authorities Do Something

From the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt: ‘If You See Something, Say Something’ Only Works if Authorities Do Something An all-too-familiar, horrifying story: He preened with guns and knives on social media, bragged about shooting...Show More Summary

The Moon over the Janiculum

Today’s Impromptus is the expected smorgasbord, ranging from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump to Kylie Jenner to Oscar Gamble (the late baseball player, who was the first ballplayer I ever saw in the flesh). I’d like to publish some mail, responding to previous columns. Show More Summary

Suicide World

Suicide is a growing problem,  and yet, the assisted suicide movement receives none of the blame. It should. Pushing suicide impacts people’s attitudes. Normalizing it surely leads to more self killings, given what we know about the copy-cat phenomenon. In this regard, Oregon assisted suicides were up again last year. Show More Summary

Michael Cohen: World’s Best Lawyer

The New York Times reports that Donald Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, told the FEC that he paid the hush money to Stormy Daniels out of his own pocket, without the knowledge of the campaign or his client. As he told the Times yesterday: Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Show More Summary

Campus Leftists Plan to Subdue 'Toxic Masculinity'

The radical-feminist Left is pretty much in control of our colleges and universities. Those people like power and think they can improve society with their plans. At the top of their list is to remake men so they won’t be so “toxic.”...Show More Summary

Shooting at Florida High School

Update 5:47 p.m. : CBS Miami reports that as many as seven were killed in the shooting. The suspect, 19, has been identified as a former student of the school and was taken into custody. Police responded to a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., this afternoon. Show More Summary

'Newcomers,’ Immigration, and Assimilation in America

There’s been a mini-firestorm over the fact that Bari Weiss, an opinion contributor and op-ed editor at the New York Times, playfully celebrated Mirai Nagasu’s recent Olympic triumph by tweeting a line from the musical Hamilton: “Immigrants: they get the job done.” Why was this line so monstrously offensive, you ask? Good question. Show More Summary

AL Sheriffs & DAs: No Incentive to Enforce the Law if We Can't Keep the Funds

In January, Republican state senators in Alabama introduced legislation to reform civil forfeiture. The bill makes the radical suggestion that property rights cannot be taken away without due process. (Under current practice, property...Show More Summary

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