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Aliens!

The White House announced a new hotline to help victims or witnesses report crimes committed by undocumented immigrants. You know, because 911 wasn’t enough. Well, unless if your goal was to foster racism and xenophobia. After all, studies have shown that illegal immigrants are far less likely to commit crimes than native-born Americans (other than […]

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As Real as Trump

© David Horsey Hey, why not just claim victory and move on? After all, most people didn’t believe Donald Trump when he (over and over and over again) claimed that he would build a wall and Mexico would pay for it. And if someone was stupid enough to believe that, then they would probably believe […]

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What’s the Big Deal?

First Trump can’t make a deal with even Republican congressmen over repealing Obamacare. Now, Trump has now asked Congress for a billion dollars to build his wall. I guess he couldn’t get Mexico to pay for it. So much for his claimed deal-making abilities. But wait, it is worse than that. A billion dollars will […]

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Do you have regrets yet?

I’m not a huge fan of Bill Maher, but this one is actually pretty funny. Will Trump voters realize that they have been conned? And speaking of being conned, consider the case of the Beristains. Roberto Beristain is a respected businessman who owns a popular restaurant, creates jobs, is a well-loved citizen of his town […]

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Immigration Fake News

Build a wall to keep out illegal immigrants from Mexico? Block refugees from entering the US? Ban even visitors from Muslim countries? And that’s just what the Trump administration says they want to do. It doesn’t include recent incidents like the son of legendary boxing champion Muhammad Ali being detained for hours when entering the […]

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So-called President

On Saturday, Donald Trump angrily tweeted his displeasure at federal judge James Robart, who had just temporarily blocked Trump’s travel ban: The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned! Calling Robart a “so-called judge” is clearly an attempt to delegitimize the US judiciary. […]

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Are We Being Played?

From Heather Richardson, professor of History at Boston College (as posted to Facebook, and verified by Snopes): I don’t like to talk about politics on Facebook — political history is my job, after all, and you are my friends — but there is an important non-partisan point to make today. What Bannon is doing, most […]

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Be Careful What You Ask For

Monday night, Donald Trump fired the interim attorney general, Sally Yates, because she expressed her (legal) opinion that Trump’s Muslim ban should not be enforced because it was not legal. And she had some pretty good reasons to believe Trump’s executive order was not legal, as since the order was signed on Friday, five federal […]

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Trump and the Truth

The New Yorker is starting a new series of articles all about “Trump and the Truth“: Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for President, does not so much struggle with the truth as strangle it altogether. He lies to avoid. He lies to inflame. He lies to promote and to preen. Sometimes he seems to lie […]

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Trump and Mexico

But just wait a minute and I’ll have a different opinion. © Jeff Stahler Just wait until I’m elected. © Tom Toles Believe me! © Drew Sheneman You know, Trump keeps talking about building a wall, but that wouldn’t actually keep anyone out. Since 1990, the Border Patrol has discovered around 200 tunnels that simply […]

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Illegal Immigrant Trump

Donald Trump has now given his fire-and-brimstone speech about illegal immigrants, including that there would be no amnesty and no path to citizenship for people who entered the country illegally. According to him even people who had not entered the US illegally, but who had come in on a visa but then didn’t leave, are […]

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Extreme Vetting?

On Monday, Trump again fell back on his old standby of spewing hatred at immigrants, and called for “extreme vetting” of foreigners before they are admitted to the US. “Those who do not believe in our Constitution, or support bigotry and hatred, will not be admitted for immigration into our country. Only those who expect […]

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Stalling Tactics

Last night, Donald Trump announced that his wife Melania will hold a press conference sometime “over the next couple of weeks” to address allegations that she violated US immigration laws by working illegally in the US. Who is willing to bet that no such news conference will actually happen, and that Trump is just trying […]

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Trumps Violated Immigration Laws

There is strong evidence that both Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump violated immigration laws. Let’s start with Melania. There are lots of holes in her story of how she came to the US. She says she arrived in 1996 on a short-term visa, which would have made it illegal for her to work […]

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Britain is Screwed

The British pound has already lost more than 25 cents against the dollar, the worst drop in the history of the UK. Similar drops in various stock markets are expected. It is estimated that the British economy will shrink by 3.8 to 7.5 percent. This is what happens when xenophobia and rampant nationalism win. Brexit […]

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