Category Archives: Immigration Policy

The Coming Minority and Poor Coronavirus Epidemic

The Coming Minority and Poor Coronavirus Epidemic We are about to witness the truth of the axiom that:  you are only as healthy as the least among you.  While thinking about this I see that Pete Buttigieg is way ahead … Continue reading

Posted in Affairs of State, Children, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Donald Trump, Health Care, Immigration Policy, NIH, Poverty, Public Confidence, Trump Administration, VP Pence, White House | Leave a comment

The US and Key Countries in the Democracy Index 2019

We examine the new Democracy Index 2019 rating of the US and world countries performed by the Economist Intelligence Unit.  I was very interested in this since it would contain the third year of the Trump Presidency and his House … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Election, 2020 Election, 2020 Primaries, Affairs of State, Congress, Congressional Investigation, Constitution, Criminal Justice System, Democracy Ratings, Donald Trump, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom to Assemble, Freedoms, Immigration Policy, Impeachment, Iran, Mitch McConnell, Mueller Report, North Korea, North Korea Nuclear Threat, Russia, State Department, Supreme Court, Trump Administration, Turkey, Voting Rights, Yemen | Leave a comment

Democracy Ratings for the US and Countries in the News from the V-Dem Institute

We show graphs over time of the US and countries in the news, for five categories.  The ratings go from 1900 through 2018, unless only fewer years are available.  The source of the ratings is the V-Dem Institute at V-dem.net. … Continue reading

Posted in Affairs of State, Democracy Ratings, Economies, Education, Equal Treatment Under the Law, Equality of Opportunity Project, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom to Assemble, Freedom to Petition, Freedoms, Immigration Policy, Iran, Middle East, North Korea, Politics, Religion, Secrecy, Syria, Turkey, United Nations, Voting Rights, Women’s Rights | Leave a comment

The United States and the World in the Freedom in the World 2019 Ratings

We show graphs in the Freedom House report “Freedom in the World 2019” by Freedom House at freedomhouse.org, for both the United States, and for World countries. We show the decline in the US Freedom rating over 10 years from … Continue reading

Posted in Affairs of State, Criminal Justice System, Democracy Ratings, Donald Trump, Education, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom to Assemble, Freedom to Petition, Freedoms, Immigration Ban, Immigration Policy, Iran, Middle East, North Korea, Russia, Saudi Oil Imports, Syria, Turkey, Voting Rights, Yemen | Leave a comment

In No Way Does Impeachment Reverse the Results of 2016

In No Way Does Impeachment Reverse the Results of 2016 Everybody expects that Trump will remain President since 20 Senate Republicans are not going to vote for impeachment. Even if Trump’s reelection support drops to 35% and the Senate dumps … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Election, 2020 Election, 2020 Primaries, Affairs of State, Climate Change, Climate Science, Congress, Congressional Investigation, Donald Trump, Economies, Fossil Fuel Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Immigration Ban, Immigration Policy, Impeachment, Kavanaugh, Mitch McConnell, Paris Climate Accord, Paris Climate Agreement, Travel Ban, Trump Administration, Trump Budget, Trump on Climate Change, Trump Tax Cuts, Trump Wall, US Oil, VP Pence, White House | Leave a comment

Did Conspiracy Theories Entrap Trump Into Five Impeachment Counts?

Did Conspiracy Theories Entrap Trump Into Five Impeachment Counts? Trump has often been criticized for not trusting his intelligence agencies, or the Department of State.  Now, it is clear that he was believing in right wing conspiracy theories rather than … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 Election, 2020 Primaries, Affairs of State, Clinton, Congress, Congressional Investigation, Constitution, Cybersecurity, Donald Trump, Equal Treatment Under the Law, Fifth Amendment, Fox News, Gun Control, Guns, Humor, Immigration Policy, Impeachment, Joe Biden, Mueller Report, Politics, Purge, Russia, Secrecy, Trump Administration, Trump Truthiness, Trump Wall, US Intelligence Agencies, White House | Leave a comment

Trump and Republican Absence from Fixing Cities and Gun Violence

Trump and Republican Absence from Fixing Cities and Gun Violence Update:  Trump read a TelePrompTer speech condemning the killings, but not touching on any gun or ammunition control issues.  The Dayton shooter is now known to have used the highest … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 Primaries, Donald Trump, Gun Control, Guns, Immigration Ban, Immigration Policy, NRA, Politics, Trump Administration, Trump Budget | Leave a comment

New Year’s Political Niblets

New Year’s Political Niblets The only real military action Trump has initiated is to attack air facilities of Syria after they used nerve gas against civilians.  That was actually the only clean air action that Trump has taken.  As far … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 Midterm Election, 2020 Election, Air Quality, CAFE Standards, Coal, Donald Trump, EPA, Fossil Fuel Energy, Houston Flooding, Hurricane Florence, Immigration Policy, Politics, Regulations, Sea Level Rise, Trump's Mental Health, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

In the Age of Trump-McConnell, We Have All Been Lessened

In the Age of Trump-McConnell, We Have All Been Lessened In any other Senate, nobody would have allowed Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to withhold a Supreme Court Nomination for 9 or 11 months.  With the open appointment, this made it … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 Election, Affairs of State, California Democratic Primary, Congress, Constitution, Donald Trump, Equal Treatment Under the Law, Families Belong Together, First Amendment, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Global Climate Action Summit, Immigration Policy, Kavanaugh, Laguna Beach Rally, March For Our Lives, Politics, State Department, Supreme Court, Travel Ban, Trump Administration, Trump Truthiness, Trump's Mental Health, White House | Leave a comment

The Need for a 28th Amendment on Abusing Social Media, Lying, and More

The Need for a 28th Amendment on Abusing Social Media, Lying, and More The last Amendment to the Constitution was passed in 1992, long before the rise of social media, and before the occurrence of the Trump Presidency of Lies. … Continue reading

Posted in Affairs of State, Congress, Congressional Investigation, Constitution, Department of Defense, Donald Trump, Economies, FBI Director, First Amendment, Fox News, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom to Assemble, Freedom to Petition, Freedoms, Humor, Immigration Ban, Immigration Policy, North Korean Nuclear Agreement, Nuclear Weapons, Politics, Trump Administration, Trump Steel Tariff | Leave a comment