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Work Americans Won’t Do

I keep hearing that the reason that we need workers from Mexico and Central America to pick our crops is because working in the fields is “work that Americans won’t do”. I say that that sentence is chopped off in midstream. How do I know that’s only half a sentence? Because that was the first work I ever did. I worked summers all through…

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Warning: Package Contains Judges, Three Each, So-Called

I see that the President has referred to the judge in the Immigration Executive Order (EO) as a “so-called” judge. I thought this was unfortunate, not to mention bad tactics … but after listening to the oral arguments about the EO, I understood more about where he was coming from. The astounding part to me was that both…

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Guilt, Innocence, and Vladimir

Well, the chatterati won’t give it a rest. I like to see what all sides of the aisle have been making of the Trump interview, so I tuned in to The Late Show With Steven Colbert. He played a bit from the interview where President Trump asked a question that has been setting the Democrats’…

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Behind All The Shouting About Immigration

There have been all kinds of demonstrations around the US regarding President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration. From my perspective these have missed the point. As always, the original documents provide much insight. First, is what he did legal? While a couple of points may not stand judicial review, the enabling statute is 8 US Code…

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Diplomacy in the Time of Tweets

I gotta say, I love the new diplomacy by tweet. People keep saying the Donald should put down his Tweeter when he becomes President. I say it’ll never happen, and I’m happy to see it continue. I wrote before about how I appreciated our new Negotiator-In-Chief’s use of a single tweet to render the Chinese drone theft meaningless…

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The Early John Kerry Plan

[See Update at end] Yesterday John Kerry gave a seventy-two minute speech in an attempt to explain the disgraceful actions of the State Department that I discussed in Obama Gives The Wailing Wall To The Muslims. In it he laid out his genius six-point plan for Mideast peace … I call it the Late John Kerry…