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  • The president, and Vice President Kamala Harris, came into office promising to reverse what they rightly called Trump's "unrelenting assault on our values and our history as a nation of immigrants." Attacking and rounding up asylum seekers — and dumping them back into a crisis-wracked country that the U.S. government has otherwise deemed unable to accept any influx of deportees — not only belies that promise. It will ensure the pattern of destructive, narrowly self-serving U.S. policies in Haiti will continue.
  • Homebuilders also believe — or perhaps hope — that they're beginning to see signs of supply chains improving by the middle of 2022. In its earnings call last week, Lennar Corp., one of the largest U.S. homebuilders, said that it expects those problems to subside by the second quarter of 2022.
  • This is for those of you who’ve chosen to quit your jobs rather than submit to a vaccine mandate.
  • We just can't accept the COVID-19 vaccines like we embraced the polio vaccines in the 1950s.
  • In the U.S., the prosperity unleashed by lower taxes and fewer regulations has proven to increase employment, raise wages and boost individual prosperity for those willing to work and take minimal risks, such as moving to states that provide better opportunities. Now Democrats are trying to sink the country in more debt, raise taxes, re-impose regulations, all in the name of "equity," "fairness" and taxing the rich so they will pay their "fair share," whatever that is.
  • It's not as though Larry Elder, a talk radio host with no political experience who was running in a deep blue state and got massively outspent, was going to have an easy time regardless. But when he got pushed by Trump supporters into endorsing the stolen election narrative, he ran directly into a Gov. Gavin Newsom political buzzsaw linking him with Donald Trump and the Jan. 6 riot.
  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley violated constitutional order and subverted the chain of command. Why? His goal doesn't matter, but here's my guess: to secure the largesse of President Joe Biden and the Beltway media.
  • Coming out of the holding pattern, universities and colleges face at least two major challenges as they try to establish their new normal. One is the quest for evermore money. The other is the closing of the academic mind.
  • September 24
    Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas is indisputably good at one part of his job — always referring to the migrant surge at the border as a "challenge" and never a "crisis."
  • An ideal, like any living thing, must be nourished in order to survive. Ours has become severely malnourished, having been fed on empty calories of jingoism and myth, a sepia fable of virtues many of us love to trumpet — liberty! justice! for all! — without really trying to live.
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom's massive victory in California's recall election should spray some water on overheated predictions that Democrats will lose big in the 2022 midterm elections. And that's not the only source of hope for the Democratic Party.
  • The real story is the slow but gaining-in-speed exodus from California to states with lower or no state taxes. This mass exit likely reduced the number of people who might have voted to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom.
  • Replacing ignorant juries with informed ones could be an important criminal justice reform. As a general rule, then, we propose that judges should tell jurors the range of sentences, including the statutory maximum and any mandatory minimums, that a defendant would face upon conviction.
  • Earlier this year, as part of the American Families Plan, the Biden administration proposed closing a nearly century-old loophole called "step-up in basis," saying it is "exacerbating inequality." While many can take advantage of that rule, those who benefit the most are in the top 1% of income earners (earning more than $1 million of income). That group is disproportionately white.

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