Instapundit recently linked to an article at the libertarian Reason magazine with a premise I found – considering the authors and the magazine – surprisingly dimwitted.
No, a border wall is not necessarily morally equivalent to the Berlin Wall, or anywhere near it. Consider Hadrian’s Wall, or the Great Wall of China. Sometimes there are actual barbarians on the other side of it.
In this case sneaking in with the good guys?
via Armed and Dangerous
Depends whom you ask. Writer bets “you haven’t heard a word about these Trump accomplishments in the mainstream news:
— The Dow crossed 27,000 for the first time in history, and the S&P 500 broke 3,000 for the first time.
— Food stamp participation is the lowest in 10 years (since Barack Obama).
— Border apprehensions reached the lowest level since March. Why? Because President Trump won the trade war with Mexican officials. They sent thousands of troops to their southern and northern borders. Mexico also agreed to keep the asylum seekers on its side of the border while their cases are being adjudicated. Trump won — again.
— The liberal 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed Trump a victory on the issue of withholding federal funds from sanctuary cities.
— Trump announced new asylum rules that force illegals to apply in another country first. No more open borders. Middle-class Americans will applaud this news.
And the nation’s first black billionaire, BET founder Robert Johnson, longtime Dem contributor who voted for Madam Clinton, is exiting Dem precincts, citing “the lowest black unemployment ever, . . . moving the economy in a positive direction that’s benefiting a large amount of Americans.”
Man knows more than he reads in the (mainstream) newspapers and TV.
via Jews and Blacks for Trump
I thought if they’re gonna cover this side of the story, I might pay attention to the gray lady and signed on to its catch-ups by email.
President Trump’s approval ratings are under water in national polls. His position for re-election, on the other hand, might not be quite so bleak.
Not to be picky, but the only poll cited that asks likely voters has him at 50%, not under water, as hailed by the Washington Secrets columnist at Washington Times. That’s Rasmussen.
Continuing the NY Times analysis:
His advantage in the Electoral College, relative to the national popular vote, may be even larger than it was in 2016, according to an Upshot analysis of election results and polling data.
That persistent edge leaves him closer to re-election than one would think based on national polls, and it might blunt any electoral cost of actions like his recent tweets attacking four minority congresswomen.
via The New York Times