Tag Archives: immigration reform

Something(s) For Everyone To Hate

No matter where you are on the political spectrum there was something(s) to hate in the four pillars immigration plan President Trump unveiled Tuesday night in his State of the Union Address. The plan was so bad that I felt it warranted a separate article. In a speech full of lies, exploitations and dangerous ideas this was far and away the worst. Let’s explore. Continue reading Something(s) For Everyone To Hate

It’s All About The Applause

As I start this article reviewing Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address I know I will have one major regret; I will not be able to cover everything I would like to because so much bad was packed into a single speech. That said, let’s explore. Continue reading It’s All About The Applause

Delay Of Game

Late Thursday Congress passed a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the federal government open through December 22. Had it not been for the CR the government would have had to shut down at midnight last Friday. Normally when Congress does something like this pundits criticize them by saying they punted. In this case I’ll stick with a football analogy but I’m “throwing a flag” for delay of game. Let’s explore. Continue reading Delay Of Game

A Matter of Poor Priorities

I have consistently written that the most difficult social problem facing America today is immigration. That is not to say that it is the only or that past challenges (i.e. racial equality) are totally resolved and gone forever. The balancing act between, the practical, the legal, the humane while staying consistent with both American values and history is challenging to say the least. Regardless of where you are on the continuum of the political spectrum we all want America to be secure. The problem is largely one of where to draw the line. That line is often effectively drawn by setting priorities and the Trump administration has shown incredibly poor judgment to date. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Matter of Poor Priorities

The Enshrinement Of Ted Kennedy

The Progressive Hall of Fame was inspired by the Baseball Hall of Fame. Much like some of its most worthy inductees today’s Progressive Hall of Fame inductee is honored not for his total self, but for his work “on the field”. In his case the field was the floor of the United States Senate. Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Ted Kennedy