A traitorous American general hanged for aiding the British during the Revolutionary War — one Benedict Arnold — said rather cynically: “Law is whatever is boldly asserted and plausibly maintained.” This quote came to mind in scanning the latest developments in dysfunctional immigration:With a rider passed by the House to a defense appropriations bill, Congress is poised to… Continue Reading
Immigration lawmakers try to pick winners and losers. The problem is that just like a broken analog clock with its hands frozen in place, the timing is mostly wrong.
This brings me to one of my pet peeves. It bothers me that the immigration laws and agency regulations favor some fields of study and disfavor others. Why for example are … Continue Reading
Perhaps I was naive to have expected more thoughtful analysis from conservative writer David Frum on last Friday’s Real Time With Bill Maher. Maybe what lowered my guard was Frum’s refreshing candor in criticizing as a failed strategy the Republicans’ “just say no” approach to the health care act, and suggesting that bipartisan engagement might have produced legislation … Continue Reading
Ever the optimist and trying her best to think happy thoughts, Tinker Bell, the world’s most famous faerie, has been flying over Washington this week. She soared into town, lifted up by throngs of May Day marchers who believed popular revulsion to Arizona’s “Papers, please” law would finally jolt politicians into enacting comprehensive immigration reform.
Hailing from the country of … Continue Reading