Will Kelly last longer than Scaramucci?

John F. Kelly’s front-stabbing Donald Trump’s new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci only hours after Trump named the four-star Marine general his chief of staff was a sublime first move. But unlike Ivanka or Jared Kushner, Trump isn’t Dad to Kelly. How long can it be before Kelly’s service doesn’t pleasure the president anymore? Continue reading Will Kelly last longer than Scaramucci?

Immigration Hysteria: From Franklin to Trump

5440002785_7b1ed0ac3e_b“Why,” fulminated Franklin, “should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a Colony of Aliens, who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize us instead of us Anglifying them, and will never adopt our Language or our Customs, any more than they can acquire our Complexion.”

Does that sound familiar? Wait, there’s more.
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The Tea Party Luddites

dont tread Ask Tea Party adherents what inspires them most and many will say their reverence of history. Indeed it’s not unusual at Tea Party rallies to see bands of self-referential patriots dressed up in Revolutionary War garb, wearing tricorn hats and carrying their defiant Don’t Tread on Me flags. Continue reading The Tea Party Luddites

Mission Possible in Munich

Germany has one of the highest proportions of properly documented refugees than any country, ranking at the top near Sweden.

Germany finds a way forward in this dilemma-mined issue. There may be a measure of expiation here, but good sense is also a large part of the equation. Continue reading Mission Possible in Munich