It all started in the 1960s -- everything always starts in the 1960s! In his new book, A Race For The Future, Heritage Foundation Senior Fellow Mike Gonzalez argues that government intervention in that fateful decade laid the foundation for our modern immigration crisis.
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Matt K. Lewis is a senior contributor to The Daily Caller, and a contributing editor for The Week. He is a respected commentator on politics and cultural issues, and has been cited by major publications such as The Washington Post and The New York Times. Matt is from Myersville, MD and currently resides in Alexandria, VA. Follow Matt K. Lewis on Twitter <a>@mattklewis</a>.
In a move that could shake up the conservative-outside-group-world, former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is suing a conservative political action committee called Conservative StrikeForce PAC for allegedly raising millions of dollars for his campaign, and spending only a small fraction of that on his race. According to a report on the lawsuit:
When I awoke to discover the Baltimore Orioles were the American League Eastern Division champions, I did what all modern Americans do to mark such special occasions: I went to Facebook. There, a high school friend who now lives in North Carolina had summed it up perfectly: "I just wish Dad could have been here to watch. Go ORIOLES!!!!"
Bobby Jindal is delivering a lecture, and I'm nodding off. We're at the Heritage Foundation where he is set to release his new energy plan, and the Louisiana governor keeps throwing around acronyms: "LNG" (for liquefied natural gas), "OCS" (for outer continental shelf) and "RFS" (for Renewable Fuel Standard.) WTF?
Gaslighting - verb (used with object), gaslighted or gaslit, gaslighting.
4. to cause (a person) to doubt his or her sanity through the use of psychological manipulation:
A story Justice Antonin Scalia likes to tell: When one of his high school classmates was critical of the William Shakespeare, their Jesuit teacher, Father Matthews, sternly advised: "Mister, when you read Shakespeare, Shakespeare's not on trial. You are."
Ted Cruz's commitment to the state of Israel is sincere and beyond reproach. So too, it seems, is his commitment to grandiosity and self-promotion.
I have resisted the urge to write about the Export-Import bank based on the predictable soporific effect it could have on our readers.
As you probably heard, Janay Rice --- Ray Rice's wife and victim --- took to Instagram yesterday to stand by her man. "No one knows the pain that the media & unwanted [opinions] from the public has caused my family," she wrote.
Only Nixon can go to China, and -- according to Ruben Navarrette -- only a Republican can do immigration reform.
It's always nice when events and experts confirm your suspicions.
Over at RealClearPolitics, Bill Scher is out with a column arguing that "Republican candidates in the year's most competitive Senate races have begun their fall sprint to Election Day, not by embracing Tea Party-fueled conservatism but by defensively tacking leftward."
As we mourn the loss of Joan Rivers, I must confess to having admired her bravery and toughness and work ethic more than her one-liners. She took chances. Like a good journalist, her comedy "afflicted the comfortable and comforted the afflicted." But she also worked like hell. That's what endeared her most to me. And, I suspect, I'm not alone.
We've had enough over-the-top rhetoric to last a lifetime, but the opposite is hardly to be preferred. Jargon and "diplomatic" euphemisms are a form of political correctness that can erode moral clarity.
National Review's latest editorial notes that "Republicans continue to lack any strategy for winning the November elections beyond avoiding mistakes and hoping that President Obama's unpopularity, especially in key states, delivers control of the Senate to them."
Word on the street (okay, on the internet) is that Marco Rubio has changed his tune on immigration reform.
University of Minnesota transportation analyst David Levinson was recently asked this question: "If you had a billion dollars and were really setting out to help low-income residents, how would you have spent the money?"
Almost immediately after issuing a statement on the beheading of journalist James Foley, President Obama hit the links.
Ronald Reagan once said, "I do not believe in a fate that will befall us no matter what we do; I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing."