A Person Who Aspires To Be Reasonable

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This Alternative To Detaining Immigrant Families Works. Trump Just Won't Use It.

There are much better options than taking kids from their parents or locking them up together.<p>The way the Trump administration talks about it, you’d think there are only two ways to respond to families crossing into the U.S. illegally: either separate kids from their parents while the adults are …

Immigration

Trump supporters show a complete and utter disregard for objective reality

Toward the end of the Second Great Awakening, a series of revivals that marked the first half of the American 19th Century, one Baptist preacher …

Marco Rubio

There aren’t enough immigration lawyers to handle the family separation crisis

“As soon as they finish a case, they know there’s 10 more waiting for representation.”<p>The Trump administration’s family separation policy — and its sudden reversal — has thrown kids in the immigration system into chaos. It’s made it increasingly difficult for them to get access to some of the only …

Immigration

When The White House Can't Be Believed

This essay isn't about spin, or splitting hairs, or differing opinions.<p>This involves a reality check about our expectations of the people who act in our name. About credibility at the highest levels of our government. About people whose words are heard abroad as speaking for our nation. About the …

Donald Trump

The Political Malpractice of Family Separation

Immigration should be a winning issue for a restrictionist White House. Instead, the Trump administration keeps shooting itself in the foot.<p>Whenever …

Immigration

Don't Separate Families at the Border, Don't Expropriate the Holocaust

As an Orthodox rabbi, it is not for me to comment on U.S. Attorney General Sessions’ <b>invoking the New Testament</b> to justify separating children from …

Israel

Enforce the Border—Humanely

Countering Trump’s extremism with still more extremism will do no good for any principle of freedom.<p>From Laura Bush to Rosalyn Carter, from elected representatives to past high government officials, outrage is the mood of the moment, perhaps more than at any time since the immediate aftermath of …

Immigration

FACT CHECK: Do Asylum-Seekers Have To Illegally Enter The US?

Affirmative asylum-seekers either apply at a port of entry or begin an application for asylum within a year of arrival to the U.S., even if they have …

Immigration

Tucker Carlson Is Hurting America Again

As a demagogic president seeks to escape accountability by attacking the press, a Fox News host is irresponsibly echoing his sweeping attacks on mainstream outlets.<p>Last week, Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson, or else the eponymous populist demagogue that he plays on TV, declared on <i>Tucker Carlson</i> …

Journalism

Native Americans’ right to vote is under attack

The Voting Rights Act was supposed to protect the historically marginalized group. It’s not working.<p>TUBA CITY, ARIZONA — Growing up on the sprawling …

Native Americans

Reasonable Politicians Need to Take Immigration More Seriously

So long as there are very poor countries, very poor people will understandably want to move here.<p>Nearly everyone can agree: The scene at the southern …

Immigration

Want to defeat Trump: My letter to my parents.

While we discuss what can we do to stop the carnage known as Donald Trump, I believe it starts with disassociating from friends and family if they …

Donald Trump

Why is the Democrats' bizarre IT scandal being ignored?

While the focus in Washington, D.C. remains centered on the Mueller Russia probe, we cannot lose sight of another ongoing investigation on Capitol Hill. At the center of this developing scandal are the nefarious actions of a former Democratic congressional IT aide <b>indicted</b> last year on bank fraud …

Corruption

Explainer: What can Beijing do if China-U.S. trade row worsens?

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States sank into a deepening trade conflict that roiled financial markets Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion of Chinese products, prompting Beijing to accuse Washington of starting a trade war.<p>…

China

The 'supply-and-demand model of labor markets is fundamentally broken,' and that's why you're not getting a pay raise anytime soon

Troy Taylor, the CEO of the Coca-Cola franchise for Florida, was asked at a recent conference of the Federal Reserve's Dallas branch whether he expected pay raises in the future. The context to the question is that America has ultralow unemployment. In fact, it has even reached what policymakers …

Economics

Trump the Bulldozer

The President cows his critics, but he should be careful how much loyalty he demands.<p>Inside the Republican party, President Trump is riding high and …

Republicans

Southern Baptists Call Off the Culture War

America’s largest Protestant group moves to cut ties with the Republican Party and reengage with mainstream culture.<p>It was immediately clear that change was afoot in Dallas. I’ve attended the annual gatherings of the Southern Baptist Convention dozens of times, but walking around the convention …

Faith

These Harvard kids got the lesson of their lives in the Heartland

On a blustery afternoon in April, I filed into a van along with 10 students from Harvard. We had just spent the last two days in Chicopee, Mass., …

Hillary Clinton

Blame Oil For Our Trade Deficit With Canada

As the rhetoric heats up surrounding the U.S. trade deficit with Canada (or lack thereof), I believe it is critical to review the role of oil in U.S.-Canadian trade. President Trump has claimed that the “U.S. has close to $100 billion a year loss with Canada.” If you look just at goods trade, the …

Oil

Samantha Bee and Robert De Niro have taken flak for foul language. But polite responses to Trump play right into his hands<p>Can we stop pretending that the right cares about civility? Whether it’s the faux outrage over the television host Samantha Bee calling Ivanka Trump a “cunt” or the yammering …

Robert DeNiro

‘This Is a Place That Just Sucks Your Soul’

Tea Partier Raúl Labrador swept into Congress ready to dismantle Washington. Now he’s going home, more disillusioned than ever.<p>It was the opening week of the 112th Congress, in January 2011, when Raúl Labrador, then a rookie congressman representing Idaho’s 1st District, joined 86 other Republican …

U.S. Politics

Baby Boomers Are Responsible for Unleashing MadMan Trump on the World

Don’t blame yourselves millennials (like you would), boomers created Donald TrumpJust look at what we’ve done to this poor country. Bill Clinton, the …

Donald Trump

Republican primary update: Conservatives are still losing

As if it hasn’t become abundantly clear by now that conservatives are performing dismally at the ballot box in 2018, the June 12 primary results have …

Republicans

Trump’s Negotiating Style Is Pure Art of the Moron

Even by this blowhard’s YUGE standards, it’s been an exceptionally bad and destructive week of terrifying our allies and legitimizing our enemies.<p>I’m …

Mitch McConnell

‘Daily Show’ Exposes Sean Hannity’s Trump-Kim Hypocrisy

‘Is it just me or does it look like President Obama is more willing to give his time to our enemies than our allies?’ the Fox News host asked in 2013.<p>…

Sean Hannity

Trump’s Peace in Our Time Moment

President Trump is tweeting up a storm this morning on the topic of how he’s brought us peace in our time.<p>Just landed – a long trip, but everybody …

North Korea

When It’s Worth Considering the ‘Wrong’ Perspective

Proving marginalized Americans wrong on a specific point does nothing to address their often-legitimate grievances.<p>In 2018, the town of Ferguson, Mo. …

Justice

‘Different league of swampiness’: Fox News host demands Trump fire Wilbur Ross for sketchy investments

Fox News host Steve Hilton had an epic take-down of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for investments he questions are actually beneficial for the …

Donald Trump

"Mind-boggling" Stanford research turns human blood cells into functional neurons

In breakthrough new research described as "somewhat mind-boggling," a team at Stanford University has developed a technique than can transform human …

Neuroscience

Black Motorists Lying on Cops -- Who's Doing the 'Racial Profiling'?

Opinion<p>Posted: Jun 07, 2018 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>In the last few …

Justice