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The First Word in “Border Patrol” is — “BORDER”

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

I live near the Canadian border. In fact I can see Vancouver Island (British Columbia) from my house. According to some people, that makes me a foreign policy expert. But I digress… The Border Patrol has a strong presence here, since we’re at an international border. That’s fine. But lately the ...

Global Warming and National Security

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

For conservatives, everything has to be Simple. Loud and Clear. They don’t want none of that there ambiguity or shades of gray; and none of that fuzzy liberal whimpering about “two sides to every issue.” Everything needs to fit neatly and snugly into a box with a label on it: ...

Somewhere, in a Parallel Universe…

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Karma's a bitch.

Corporate America Hedging Bets on the Border

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

In Nogales, New Mexico, which is on the border of the United States and Mexico, corporate America is hedging its bets and its bottom line by playing both sides of the fence that will never be built. While the government of the United States is scurrying around every way ...

The Immigration Dilemma: Serving Too Many Masters

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Every now and then the efforts of political parties to contort themselves in order to appeal to more and more constituent groups in the hopes of establishing a winning majority comes back to haunt them. I would argue that immigration is a case in point for our elected officials...and the ...

TB Patient Breeches Border: Feeling Safe And Secure?

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

We hear a lot of discussion about the safety of our borders and the efforts of the Homeland Security Department to prevent the entrance of terrorists. Given the fact that we haven’t had any further attacks on U.S. soil since 9/11, the impression is that our efforts are succeeding. While ...

A Reflection On Happy Remembrances

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

I’ve never really liked holidays since for the most part they no longer seem to be about the person or event that triggered their creation. By and large, we’ve turned virtually all holidays into commercial opportunities and a reason to have some time off from work. With our “what’s in ...

Teaching the Elephant to Eat Itself

Friday, May 25th, 2007

It figures that one of the few pieces of legislation garnering support from both the new Congress and the White House would be the immigration bill Minority Whip John Boehner describes as "a piece of shit". Rather than being the "everyone gets a little something" compromise that supporters claim, it's ...

More Political Cowardice From The Senate

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Leadership comes in many forms, but one place it apparently doesn't spend too much time is in the minds of elected Senators. Just before yesterdays capitulation by the Senate Democrats regarding the Iraq funding bill, the Senate voted on whether to bring a "comprehensive immigration bill" to the main floor ...

Satan Destroying America Through Illegal Immigration Says Utah Republican Lawmaker

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Now I'm not saying that the entire Republican membership believes things this crazy, but there is clearly a contingent who buy this kind of crap. After all, someone had to vote this guy into office. Utah County District 65 Chairman Don Larsen has submitted a formal resolution to be discussed at ...

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