Let’s throw out a few numbers so we can put in perspective the NFL players taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem. Many say they are protesting against police treatment of blacks and racial discrimination. We might ask just how much sense their protest makes.
I voted for the Base Load Review Act, along with every member of the Senate, for two simple reasons. South Carolina needed more energy generation capacity, and the prices of coal and natural gas, at that time, were prohibitive relative to the construction and operation of a nuclear plant.
Here’s a quick current events quiz. Does anyone remember why the president of the United States happened to find himself in Alabama Friday night? And let’s face it, there is never a good reason to be in Alabama on any day of the week.
At a National Archives ceremony last Friday in Washington, D.C., 30 immigrants became naturalized U.S. citizens. In a video, President Trump encouraged them to embrace the “full rights, and the sacred duties, that come with American citizenship.”
Before Colin Kaepernick took a knee and became a movement, he was a pretty good football player. And then, he wasn’t anymore. Whether his foray into social activism coincided with his athletic devolution is debatable, but it is clear that we would not be talking about the fellow today if he were practicing his throws instead of scolding white society for being racist.
Gordon Ip, 22, is just months away from a bachelor’s degree at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is a DACA student, a “Dreamer,” with seven months’ protection from deportation left on his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals permit.
President Donald Trump’s response this summer to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and his pardon of former sheriff Joe Arpaio added to the image of Republicans as the party of white grievance, and not as the political vehicle for conservative thought and ideas. Conservatives and Republicans, especially those in Congress, have an opportunity to challenge that image this fall.
President Donald Trump has caught a lot of heat for rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program with a six-month wind-down. Few people seem aware that he’s ending an administrative amnesty for undocumented immigrants that President Barack Obama lacked the constitutional and legal authority to implement.