So, Are the Koch Brothers Still Monumentally Evil?

Those who are on the port side of the partisan and ideological divide in America like to portray the Koch brothers as the source of everything bad that has ever happened to the planet, not to mention everything bad that is about to happen on the planet. This particular piece of overwrought nonsense should have been …

Jeb Bush: A Mature Presidential Candidate

This is the kind of thing that I like hearing from a potential next president of the United States: Jeb Bush previewed the ideas at the heart of his likely presidential campaign, delivering a sweeping address here Friday about the economy, foreign affairs and energy exploration, and challenging the country to question “every aspect of …

Is Jeb Bush a Supporter of Amnesty?

No. He isn't: Mr. Bush’s proposal would narrow the definition of family for preference purposes to spouses and minor children and increase work and skills-based visas. He would greatly strengthen border security, linking any legalized status for illegal immigrants to tangible progress on objective border security metrics. A more robust guest-worker program, which unions have …

The Very Definition of “Scandal”

Wow: The Obama administration overturned a ban preventing a wealthy, politically connected Ecuadorean woman from entering the United States after her family gave tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic campaigns, according to finance records and government officials. The woman, Estefanía Isaías, had been barred from coming to the United States after being caught fraudulently …

Our Very Wise and Poorly Implemented New Immigration Policy

In reacting to President Obama's recent speech on immigration, I find myself in the same position as Ilya Shapiro; I commend the president on a truly excellent, much-needed policy change, while deploring the way in which the change is being implemented. Like Shapiro, I cannot get past the fact that previously, the president swore up …

Once Again, House Republicans Show that They Are Not MENSA Material

Charles Krauthammer is absolute right, comme d'habitude: Charles Krauthammer is slamming the GOP for what he called a “ridiculous” contradiction after tabling legislation to tackle the border crisis within 24 hours after moving forward with a lawsuit against the president. “It is ridiculous to sue the president on a Wednesday because he oversteps the law, …

Breaking News: Jeb Bush Thinks that People Brave Dangers to Emigrate to the United States Because They Care for Their Families

There appears to have been a fair amount of talk regarding Jeb Bush's comment that illegal immigration is, in a sense, "an act of love." To be sure, it is also against the law, and contra Bush, it is a felony; see 8 U.S.C. § 1325 if you want the legal specifics. But Bush's larger point is …