Philip Wegmann, White House reporter for Real Clear Politics, discusses Rep. Paul Gosar’s proposal to put a ten-year freeze on all immigration into the United States.
John Davidson, political editor at The Federalist, explains how the expiration of pandemic travel restrictions into the U.S. will lead to an influx of immigrants at the southern border.
Todd Lewis is joined by Keith Preston and Logos to discuss inflation in the economy and specifically labor inflation.
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit, Exile in Happy Valley Contrary to the gospel of Joy Reid, you really don’t have to be a right wing dick to acknowledge that there is a crisis at the border anymore than you need to be a weatherman to know which […]
As a non-Texan, I’d say the Texans can do whatever they want. Besides, given the option, I’d prefer to live in Mexico rather than Texas anyway.
Colin Rogero and Robby Soave react to the announcement that VP Kamala Harris will visit the southern border on Friday.
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky react to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s defense of VP Kamala Harris’ immigration comments.
This should be good for building a wedge between neoliberals and progressives. Excellent. Some good, though very basic, background on US foreign policy in Central America. Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky react to VP Kamala Harris telling Guatemalans making the trek to the U.S. southern border, “do not […]
By Michael Lind, Tablet California today provides a model for America as a whole,” Peter Leyden, CEO of Reinvent, declared in a TED talk in 2018: In the early 2000s, California faced a similar situation to the one America faces today. Its state politics were severely polarized, and […]
Democrats are now the Wall Party. Republicans are now the Kids in Cages Party. Right on cue. It’s almost like someone is scripting all of this. “We have always been at war with….someone or other.”
By Jesse O’Neill, New York Post Texas officials are investigating allegations of child sex abuse and neglect at San Antonio’s Freeman Expo Center, where thousands of migrant children who crossed the border are being held. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made the alarming announcement at the center Wednesday night, […]
It’s rather fascinating how the parties have done an about-face on the migrant kids issue right on cue. It’s almost like all of this is completely scripted. A viral video has been released of a 10-year-old migrant boy approaching an off-duty Border Patrol agent asking for help. Will […]
By ELLIOT SPAGAT and NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press DONNA, Texas — The Biden administration for the first time Tuesday allowed journalists inside its main border detention facility for migrant children, revealing a severely overcrowded tent structure where more than 4,000 people, including children and families, were crammed into […]
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to a video Sen. Ted Cruz took when visiting a migrant warehouse in in Donna, Texas.
Kudos to Krystal for this segment. Krystal Ball explains our current migrant crisis and analyzes how we got here to begin with.
Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar delivers remarks at the southern border.
Next up: “Today, the Biden administration announced plans to draft migrant children into the US military.” A Pentagon spokesman noted, “Our child soldiers represent the commitment to age diversity in our armed forces.”
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit The more things change the more they stay the same. The only place where that seems more true than Washington is at the border. Obama and Biden built the camps. Trump filled the camps. And Biden is building more as thousands of […]
Author and journalist, Ioan Grillo, discusses the crisis at the southern border and explains what the Biden administration is doing about it.
By Nichole Argo and Wendy Feliz, Market Watch Even the most casual observer of American politics realizes that the rhetoric around immigration has become uncompromising and rigid. This can be said of politics more broadly in an era of toxic polarization, where policy attitudes generally fall along partisan […]
A very balanced treatment of this issue from Michael Lind. As a general rule, I currently find Lind and Joel Kotkin to be the best writers on socioeconomic issues and their relationship to culture. By Michael Lind, Tablet It’s way more complicated than left versus right. olitics often […]
I’ve noticed this change of terminology as well.
Back to Obamaism. Boring, boring, boring… Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss Joe Biden’s plans for his presidency including executive actions, coronavirus vaccine rollout, and immigration.
Center for Immigration Studies The sanctuary jurisdictions are listed below. These cities, counties, and states have laws, ordinances, regulations, resolutions, policies, or other practices that obstruct immigration enforcement and shield criminals from ICE — either by refusing to or prohibiting agencies from complying with ICE detainers, imposing unreasonable […]
Neoliberals for a larger helot class. Author and Co-Founder of Vox, Matthew Yglesias discusses his new book ‘One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger. The choice whether or not to pick up your family and immigrate to another country is a big decision indeed.
Donald Trump: SJW of the Right.
Fed pigs defend themselves by offering the Nuremberg defense. But why are the liberal pundits at Newsweek not criticizing ALL fed pigs, rather than mere offering selective criticisms of those who are in conflict with the Progressive ideological agenda? One upside of current events is that liberals, leftists, […]
This has been true not only of ICE detention centers but of the US prison/jail system generally. It is interesting how the media only reports on this stuff selectively, mostly to get some anti-Trump mileage out of it. After Biden is elected, if that happens, there will likely […]
This happened a few weeks ago. The fact that these folk are only protesting ICE jails and not ALL jails shows that they have not yet developed authentic lumpen proletarian revolutionary class consciousness but are merely Blue Tribe Khomeinists. Democracy Now In immigration news, advocates across the country […]
A reflection on the problem of interclass and intra-lumpen proletarian conflict. Many positive things have happened in the uprising. These include the mass participation of normies and civilians (non-revolutionaries) in protests and civil disobedience against the state, along with direct attacks on the state such as the destruction […]
First, Marianne Williamson calls for “primarying” neoliberal Democrats with social democrats, and now Tucker Carlson calls for “primarying” neoliberal Republicans with “national-populists.” About 20 years ago, I started noticing the rise of anti-neoliberal tendencies in Europe with social-democratic (e.g. SYRIZA) and right-populist tendencies (e.g. LePenism). I figured the […]
It seems that most people even on the far left and far right have a limited perception and definition of what concepts like the “state,” “ruling class,” or “power elite” actually mean. It would also seem that we need a much more modernized and expansive definition of these […]
Will the US be a one-party state in the future? In the past, I have thought that as the Republicans’ demographic base continues to shrink they would likely reinvent themselves as a pretend populist-nationalist part (which has since happened with Trump) and that some on the right would […]
The latter part of this segment has an interesting discussion of the differences between Carlson’s and Hannity’s coverage of COVID-19. Krystal and Saagar look at a Tucker Carlson FOX News clip, where he calls out Trump for not doing enough on illegal immigration, which makes cheap labor easier […]
The upside of the Latin Americanization of the US economy is that it will essentially resolve the immigration debate because no one will want to migrate from Latin America if they are only going to another country with Latin American class structures.
“Yankee, go home!” BBC Mexican protesters have shut a US southern border crossing amid fears that untested American travellers will spread coronavirus. Residents in Sonora, south of the US state of Arizona, have promised to block traffic into Mexico for a second day after closing a checkpoint for […]
Tim is overstating his case here. Coronavirus will no more end globalization than the Spanish flu halted the progression toward the managerial state.
Coronavirus is having the interesting effect of turning liberals into immigration restrictionists and turning conservatives into social democrats.
By Libertarian Heathen Libertarianism is Natural Law Enshrined In Politics I have a variety of people on the social media pages associated with this website. I generally do not ban contrarians as they provide fodder for good debate. Most Libertarians/Conservatives have encountered a common fallacy offerred by Marxists […]
This is the transcript of a talk I gave to the H.L. Mencken Club on November 9, 2019. By Keith Preston When it comes to questions of strategy, it is important to base one’s approach on a reasonable estimation of the probable circumstances one will be facing in […]
Kim has an interesting take on the immigration question that demonstrates how the way the issue is presented by the political class and the media is an insincere fraud.
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley I sympathize with Willem Van Spronsen. Maybe that’s a bad way to start this post but it feels like the most honest way to start this post. A mentally ill anarchist, not unlike myself, Willem wanted to end […]
Tucker Carlson has a predictable response to the Willem Van Spronsen incident. I disagree with Carlson that the Antifa is inherently connected to the mainstream Democratic Party-oriented left just as I disagree with the often-made claim that the Trumpians are inherently connected to the neo-fascists. As a general […]
This is quite good. Totally smashes the conventional narrative that the abuse of migrants is somehow unique to Trump. The same thing is happening with the migrant detention center issue nowadays that happened with the Iraq War during the George W. Bush era. In both cases, liberal and […]
My main criticism of the mainstream right is their jingoistic flag-waving, dupiness for imperialism and their corporate-love (“those poor oppressed billionaires paying capital gains taxes”). My main criticism of the “far-right” is that many of them are so anti-immigrant and anti-private crime (particularly black crime) they end up […]
Islam Times. US President Donald Trump’s immigration policies have been extremely divisive and has led to rising social tensions across the country, says an American political analyst in Virginia. “Within the United States right now, immigration is one of these very divisive issues,” said Keith Preston, chief editor […]
The local population is at its lowest since the 1950s, with no turnaround in sight, as tourists continue to chase locals out. by Chiara Albanese, Giovonni Salzano, and Federico Vespignani If you’ve been to Venice, you get it. Even the most jaded globetrotter can’t help but do a […]
In my perfect world, there would be nothing but voluntary communities, and particular communities could be as open or closed as their members wanted. I tend to think that for utilitarian reasons within the current state-capitalist system there needs to be at least some limitation on both immigration […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Well, he finally got what he wanted, dearest motherfuckers. That vile crusted jizz rag we call a president has finally managed to manufacture an actual crisis at the border. After months of saber rattling conspiracy theories about secret […]
Neither Open nor Closed but Decentralized Borders: The Revolutionary Potential of Illegal Immigrants
An immensely important essay given the current controversies. “It seems as if the time has come to abandon terms like open and closed borders in favor of decentralized borders. We imagine a free society with decentralized borders would consist of a mixture of open borders, closed borders, public […]