Mexico and California are caught between a rock and a hard place

Strategy Page notes that Mexico is on the horns of a dilemma when it comes to illegal aliens.  Here’s an excerpt. The government [of Mexico] announced it would spend $50 million to hire lawyers in the United States to defend Mexican citizens there illegally and faced with deportation. This is all about money and a lot more than $50 million. The Mexican central bank tracks how much money Mexicans abroad send home and in 2016 it was $25 billion, almost all of it from Mexicans in the United States and much of it from Mexicans in the United States illegally.

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About the anti-Trump media narrative . . .

If you’re still wondering why the almost the entire US news media (with only a few exceptions) are so vehemently anti-President Trump, an infographic dating back to 2012 has all the explanation you need.  You can see the whole thing here – and it’s worth it – but I’ve snipped out this excerpt to illustrate the point.  Click the image for a larger view. Note in particular that last segment: 232 MEDIA EXECUTIVES CONTROL THE INFORMATION DIET OF 277 MILLION AMERICANS THAT’S 1 MEDIA EXEC TO 850,000 SUBSCRIBERS That’s your explanation, right there.  The progressive left doesn’t have to control

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Know your enemy, and be prepared

Right now, there’s a battle under way for the heart and soul of America.  I don’t believe for a moment that President Trump is always in the right, and I freely admit that his actions can sometimes be implemented in a very insensitive and crude way.  Nevertheless, he was duly and constitutionally elected.  It’s his right – and his job – to lead this country, and he’s doing so in accordance with promises we all knew he’d made before he was elected.  There’s nothing unforeseen or unexpected in what he’s doing now.  He’s keeping his promises. I understand there are

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Here’s a teaser for you

I know many of you like my books, but you’d better get ready for something completely different.  My wife, Miss D., has dipped her toe into the writing waters and written a novella (i.e. a short novel).  Our mutual friend and author Cedar Sanderson tells us it falls into a category that used to be called ‘planetary romance’.  It’s in final edit right now, and should be published within a week or two. I might add that I don’t like, nor do I read, romance novels . . . but I really like this one!  It’s by no means your

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The peril of ruling by fiat . . .

. . . is that your fiat can be de-fiat-ed, as the Wall Street Journal points out. Everyone right now is talking about the [Congressional Review Act], which gives Congress the ability, with simple majorities, to overrule regulations from the executive branch. Republicans are eager to use the law, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy this week unveiled the first five Obama rules that his chamber intends to nix. . . . It turns out that the first line of the CRA requires any federal agency promulgating a rule to submit a “report” on it to the House and Senate.

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Move over, Chuck Norris – here comes General Mattis!

I’m beginning to see a conflation between the humorous memes about Chuck Norris and similar ones ones about the new US Secretary for Defense, General James Mattis.  For example, this came in today: Has anyone seen anything similar? If so, please let us know where to find it in Comments. I daresay US Marines – current and former – are having a wonderful time with them . . . Peter

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Scott Adams analyzes – and likes – President Trump’s latest move

Scott Adams, author of the Dilbert cartoon strip, is also an interested and informed observer of the corporate and political world in which we live.  He’s just penned his thoughts on President Trump’s latest executive order concerning refugees and immigration from selected Middle Eastern countries.  Here’s an excerpt. If Trump is a Master Persuader, as I have been telling you for over a year, he just solved his biggest problem with immigration and you didn’t notice. The biggest problem is that his supporters on the right want more immigration control than he can (or should) deliver while his many critics

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Oh, the (false) outrage!

I’ve been alternately amused and angered by the reaction of the mainstream media and many left-wing and progressive sources to President Trump’s executive order barring refugees from seven countries from admission to the USA for 90 days.  It’s not a permanent ban – it’s temporary, to ensure that vetting and screening procedures are adequate, and if necessary improved – but to judge by the shrieks of horror and outrage, anyone would think the President had condemned those refugees to death (if they are ‘refugees’ at all, of course). There are three realities – verifiable, objective facts – that the protesters

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