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L.A. Times Editorial Board has ineffective Trump tantrum - 04/03/17

One of the ways Donald Trump won and continues to find support is "epater les bohemes": doing things that shock and outrage the elites and their helpers and provoke them into throwing tantrums. That increases his popularity among the tens of millions who don't like the elites and their helpers. Trump is like the Three Stooges; his loudest opponents are like the pompous oafs. His supporters drink deep at the well of the elites' tears.

What Alvin Chang of Vox isn't telling you about doctors and Trump's travel ban - 03/06/17

At Vox Media, Alvin Chang offers "How Trump's refugee ban hurts health care in places that voted for him/How much is your community served by doctors trained in one of the banned countries?" [1].

Trump wants to work with Democrats on "immigration reform" (possibly amnesty) - 02/28/17

In a speech to a joint session of Congress tonight, Donald Trump said, among many other things, the following (link): I am going to bring back millions of jobs. Protecting our workers also means reforming our system of legal immigration. The current, outdated system depresses wages for our poorest workers and puts great pressure on taxpayers. Nations around the world, like Canada, Australia and many others, have a merit-based immigration system.

Trump's "Last night in Sweden": is he lying or confused? - 02/19/17

Kremlinology is about determining what rational actors are doing. Trumpology is about determining what a crazy or thinks-he's-crazy-like-a-fox actor is doing. The latest example occurred at Donald Trump's rally in Melbourne, Florida yesterday where he said, among a great many other things, this: We've got to keep our country safe. You look at what's happening in Germany, you look at what's happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this. Sweden. They took in large numbers. They're having problems like they never thought possible.

CIS unwittingly shows how Trump's travel ban won't work ("72 Terrorists" study) - 02/12/17

Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies offers "Study Reveals 72 Terrorists Came From Countries Covered by Trump Vetting Order" [1]. Her goal is to show that Donald Trump's travel ban (or Muslim ban) will help keep the U.S. safe.

The profound immigration question Trump supporters can't answer (Robert Merry) - 02/07/17

At the American Conservative, Robert Merry posts "A Profound Question Behind the Immigration Debate" (link). Behind the sturm und drang that greeted President Trump’s recent executive action on refugees lies the broader issue of U.S. immigration policies over the past half-century. And behind those immigration policies lies a profound question facing Americans: what kind of country do they want their country to be? ...

Ryan Grim sides with Trump nominee Andy Puzder on exploiting labor (Huffington Post) - 02/06/17

At the Huffington Post, Ryan Grim posts "Labor Nominee Andrew Puzder Has Another Problem: Undocumented Help / He did the right thing. And it could cost him." [1]:

Trump is no help against anti-speech far-left (Milo, Berkeley riots) - 02/02/17

Yesterday, an appearance at University of California at Berkeley by Breitbart News lightweight provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was canceled after far-left, anti-speech activists got violent (link):

Lee Stranahan spins Trump's weak-on-terrorism Muslim ban (Breitbart) - 01/29/17

Trump's Pravda - aka Breitbart News - has a series of posts frantically trying to explain away the mess that Donald Trump and their former CEO Steve Bannon have created with Trump's Muslim ban.

Downsides of Trump's Muslim ban and the smart alternative - 01/29/17

Donald Trump and his advisors Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller have created a royal mess with an Executive Order that halts certain types of travel and immigration to the U.S. The Order has set off protests at airports across the U.S. and has been partly put on hold by a federal judge.

Byron York on Trump's immigration actions - 01/27/17

This page is part of the Trump Supporters on His Immigration Actions series. If Donald Trump's immigration actions work out, then we'll know who to thank. However, if - as is much more likely - Trump uses his immigration actions as a prelude to amnesty or his actions get tied up in the courts for years, we'll know who to blame.

How Jessica Vaughan of CIS harms the U.S. - 01/26/17

Jessica Vaughan is the Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies ("CIS") and she's now advising Donald Trump on immigration. The problem for the U.S.

Steve Sailer and readers on Trump's immigration actions - 01/26/17

This page is part of the Trump Supporters on His Immigration Actions series. If Donald Trump's immigration actions work out, then we'll know who to thank. However, if - as is much more likely - Trump uses his immigration actions as a prelude to amnesty or his actions get tied up in the courts for years, we'll know who to blame.

Trump orders construction on border wall; pulls grants from Sanctuary Cities; restores 287g and Secure Communities. But... - 01/25/17

In a test of whether the lunkhead, Breitbart News way of opposing illegal immigration will work, Donald Trump signed two executive orders today dealing with illegal immigration.

Trump doesn't even know our form of government; it's not "democracy" - 01/22/17

In a tweet today, Donald Trump said [1]: Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don't always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views. That followed by an hour or so this earlier tweet [2]: Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn't these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly.

Immigration gets short shrift at Trump's initial - 01/20/17

Immigration is the most vital domestic issue because it impacts everything else in the U.S. It's also the issue that helped elect Donald Trump. Yet the initial version of WhiteHouse dot gov doesn't highlight it. The Trump version of the site is very barebones and that might change, but if it were truly a key issue for Trump he'd put it front and center.

Trump would make "undocumented citizens" - DREAMers - "happy" - 01/19/17

UPDATES BELOW In a 1/18/17 interview on Fox News by Ainsley Earhardt, Donald Trump yet again implied support for the anti-American DREAM Act and legalizing hundreds of thousands or millions of "DREAMers".

Trump's anti-American, pro-Silicon Valley skilled immigration ideas - 01/19/17

In a 1/18/17 interview on Fox News by Ainsley Earhardt [1] (video below), Donald Trump yet again promised the outlines of a skilled immigration plan that would be friendly to the Silicon Valley investor class and unfriendly to American high-tech worker

Robert Reich is wrong about Trump Wall - 01/15/17

Former Bill Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich - now a University of California at Berkeley professor - is wrong about lots of things, and the latest thing he's wrong about is Donald Trump's wall on the Mexican border.

Jeff Sessions won't oppose DREAM Act in smart ways - 01/10/17

As you can see on the DREAM Act page, there are valid arguments against that anti-American bill, arguments that can be used to show its supporters wrong. There are also much better ways to deal with "DREAMers" than to allow them to remain in the U.S., and arguments for that can also be used to undercut those who support the DREAM Act and its implementation-by-executive-fiat, DACA.

Remember how four blacks tortured a white special needs victim on Facebook video over Trump? - 01/05/17

Four blacks have been arrested in Chicago for torturing a white special needs victim live on Facebook video. They've now been charged with a "hate crime" (link). They may have also kidnapped the victim and if that charge is made and it sticks they could be looking at long prison sentences.

The Indivisible Guide (to continuing to help Trump) - 01/03/17

A group of former Congressional staffers [1] have penned the "Indivisible Guide" [2], a document purporting to describe how to oppose Donald Trump. The New York Times even gave them their very own OpEd [3], despite the fact that - like all Trump's other loud opponents - they aren't going to do anything but help him.

Donald Trump picks pro-amnesty Mick Mulvaney to chair OMB - 12/16/16

Donald Trump has picked Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R - South Carolina) to chair the Office of Management and Budget (link). Mulvaney is a budget hawk associated with the Tea Parties movement, and a founder of the House Freedom Caucus.

1200 scholars, unable to learn from history, sign letter against Trump (Shana Bernstein) - 12/15/16

Twelve hundred scholars, mostly historians, have shown they can't learn from history by signing a pathetic letter [1] to Donald Trump:

Trump Labor Secretary Andy Puzder wants mass legalization, guest workers, anti-American DREAM Act; ally of Norquist & Bloomberg - 12/09/16

Donald Trump has nominated Andy Puzder to head his Department of Labor. Puzder is the CEO of CKE Restaurants, which runs Carl's Jr and Hardees, and he's very bad on immigration.

Donald Trump signals support for anti-American DREAM Act and DACA - 12/07/16

Donald Trump has been named Time Magazine's Man of the Year, and in an interview with them he said this about the so-called "DREAMers": "We're going to work something out that's going to make people happy and proud. They got brought here at a very young age, they've worked here, they've gone to school here. Some were good students. Some have wonderful jobs. And they're in never-never land because they don't know what's going to happen."

John Hinderaker's childlike view of immigration issues - 11/29/16

Discussing Jeff Sessions - Donald Trump's choice for Attorney General - John Hinderaker of Powerline declares [1]:

Trump promises New York Times will be "happy" with his immigration bill - 11/23/16

Yesterday, President-elect Donald Trump sat down with the publisher of the New York Times and many of their reporters, editors and columnists. The transcript is here. The NYT didn't bring up any immigration-related topics, and Trump only briefly mentioned it. However, what he said was very, very bad:

Donald Trump threatens amnesty yet again (60 Minutes, transition 2017) - 11/13/16

Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to legalize millions of illegal aliens. He did it before he was elected and now at least twice after being elected.

Trump transition team's Kris Kobach tries to make Trump Wall succeed unlike his past failures - 11/10/16

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is an anti-amnesty stalwart who serves on Donald Trump's transition team. Per the Wall Street Journal, the transition team "includes a unit dedicated to figuring out how to build Mr.

John and Ken deceive about Trump's Muslims and Mexican comments - 11/09/16

On today's John and Ken show on KFI, the hosts deceived about Donald Trump's idiot initial comment about Mexicans and his idiotic Muslims and regions bans.

Who refused to help stop President Donald Trump: a list - 11/09/16

Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States of America, despite how easy it would have been to stop him. All his loudest opponents had to do was understand what attracted voters to Trump, and then show those voters how incredibly fake he is. Instead, all his loudest opponents could do was in effect help him such as by smearing likely Trump voters or by only opposing Trump over issues that likely Trump voters didn't care about.

Paul Rahe is wrong about Donald Trump and about immigration - 11/06/16

Paul Rahe is a history professor at Hillsdale College and a conservative thinker. For an example of his thinking, he writes [1]: I regard trade policy, immigration, entitlement reform, abortion, kangaroo courts on campus, and a host of other matters of public policy as important. But we can go wrong on any of these matters and later correct course - as long as we can still have an open discussion of political issues and free elections.

Questions for the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) about Trump - 11/04/16

The National Border Patrol Council ("NBPC") - a union representing Border Patrol agents - has endorsed Donald Trump. The NBPC says that Trump is the only candidate that would fully enforce our immigration laws.

Jeopardy digs at Trump, asks "Who pays for the Wall?" - 11/04/16

The TV show Jeopardy decided to get cute about politics: in a category asking the contestants to decipher sentences in Spanish, one of the answers was "Who pays for the Wall?" That's a reference to Trump Wall, a plan from Donald Trump. I sent the following email (links added):

California Voter's Guide - 11/04/16

Welcome to the Official 24Ahead California Voter's Guide:

Eric Trump thinks a U.S. Senate candidate should be assassinated (Ross Kaminsky, David Duke) - 11/03/16

Speaking with Ross Kaminsky on KHOW radio in Denver, Eric Trump said that a candidate for U.S. Senate in Louisiana "deserve[s] a bullet". The candidate in question is ex-KKK leader David Duke, but that doesn't matter: threatening those who aren't politically convenient for you is straight out of a Central American dictatorship or Saddam Hussein's Iraq (with Eric Trump as Uday Hussein).

Does Donald Trump vindicate Pat Buchanan? - 11/01/16

Pat Buchanan seems to think that Donald Trump vindicates his positions; see "Pat Buchanan 'Delighted to Be Proven Right' by 2016 Election" [1]. I left the following comment. This is a comment so it's not in the same format as a normal post here:

Donald Trump speaks Hindi in campaign ad - 10/27/16

The video below features Donald Trump speaking Hindi in a new ad from his campaign.

Trump wants to fight Joe Biden. What he should do instead. - 10/26/16

One of the main reasons why Donald Trump is still a contender is because the opposition to him has been so unintellectual. He's made his loudest opponents stupid, dragging them into the mud with him. The smart thing to do would be for Trump to get out of the mud and leave his opponents there: doing a great public service by making them look bad.