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Guest Commentary: The Left’s Racism Addiction

April 2, 2012
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We should not hold our breath waiting for Attorney General Eric Holder to launch an investigation into the very public death threats against Florida resident George A. Zimmerman.  Read more »

Guest Commentary: Why Obama Will Lose in November

March 19, 2012
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Last week conservative columnist George Will declared that none of the four remaining Republican candidates can beat Obama. This would be alarming if we had any reason to trust Will’s crystal ball. We don’t.

Republicans spend too much time wringing their hands over the unfortunate fact that no current candidate measures up to the “Reagan standard.” Well, that’s life. Deal with it. In 2012, Republicans don’t need a Reagan to beat Obama, who has negatives almost as high as Jimmy Carter did in 1980. Read more »

Guest Commentary: National Language Will Bind Us

March 14, 2012
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I am constantly baffled by the contradictions among our cultural and media elites when it comes to proposals for establishing the English language as the official language of our nation. Although they admit the necessity of English proficiency for both educational and economic advancement, they habitually oppose any policy proposal to establish English as our national language.

No law can or should compel individuals to give up their native tongue, and no one is proposing to do that. Yet clearly, there are steps we can take to encourage acquisition of essential English language skills by immigrants and newcomers. That is what a bill in Congress, the English Language Unity Act, seeks to do. It requires that all official business of the federal government be conducted only in English. Read more »

Guest Commentary: Push for More Foreign Labor Hurts American Workers

March 5, 2012
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Last week, the House Immigration Subcommittee held a hearing on H-1B “high skilled” visas to discuss the supposed “problem” that 26 percent of all visa applications were rejected, up from 11 percent five years ago.

Ranking Democrat Zoe Lofgren suggested that these denials are due to arbitrariness and stupidity. She used one anecdotal example of “a recent case in which the USCIS denied an employment-based petition because the adjudicator determined that the company only had USD 15,000 in annual revenues and, therefore, couldn’t possibly pay the worker. It turned out, however, that the adjudicator had failed to note that the figures were listed in thousands. It was actually USD 15 million in revenue.” Read more »

Guest Commentary: State Medicaid Spending is Ticking Time Bomb

March 2, 2012
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Everyone knows about the $15.5 trillion national debt and most know that entitlements at the federal level make up an additional debt bomb that is about to explode.

Almost no one understands that Colorado has its own entitlement burden that is about to destroy spending for everything else in the state including education. Read more »

Guest Commentary: Yes, Santorum Can Beat Obama

February 24, 2012
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One of the most reliable truisms in politics is full of irony: when it comes to predicting presidential elections, conventional wisdom is nearly always wrong.

Washington pundits talk and write mostly for themselves, and certainly not for the history books. If they were paid according to their track records as political prognosticators, they would all be on food stamps. Read more »

Guest Commentary: Egypt Reengagement Requires a New Perspective

February 23, 2012
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As Libya has seen its dictatorial ruler tossed out of power in the Arab Spring, the West is not proceeding as though Gaddafi’s position is vacant and all other things are equal.  Why then does the United States seem to have this mentality with Egypt?

Before the U.S. can staunch the deterioration in worsening bilateral relationship and develop a solution on how to reengage with Egypt, we must first realize that this is not Mubarak’s regime.  The tired tactics of buying influence with generous, taxpayer funded military and economic assistance packages do not compute with the new Egyptian bureaucracy – one composed of administrators that showed up to work one day in February to find that their bosses had been fired. Read more »

Guest Commentary: Why is Boehner Blocking Immigration Enforcement Bill?

February 20, 2012
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As if we needed a reminder that America has a unique two party system—“the evil party and the stupid party”—Republican House Speaker Boehner has provided it yet again. He is blocking a floor vote on a bill that could create a million or more jobs –and at no cost to taxpayers.

That Boehner thinks this is smart politics tells you all you need to know about the bankruptcy of Beltway Republican strategic thinking.

The Legal Workforce Act, H.R.2885, would require all employers to use the federal E-Verify program to identify fake or stolen Social Security Numbers used by illegal workers. Participation by employers would be phased in over a two year period. The program is largely self-enforcing because the list of participating companies is posted on the Homeland Security Department web site and updated quarterly. Read more »

Guest Commentary: Latino Vote Should Worry Obama, Not Republicans

February 6, 2012
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In recent weeks and months, we have seen a flurry of Republican kingmakers and pundits offering advice on how Republicans can “woo the Latino vote.” Such commentaries seem to appear on a regular cycle every three or four months. What we seldom see is Democrats worrying about the Latino vote. But they should.

What is missing from the speculation on the so-called Latino vote is any historical perspective or understanding of the trends of the last 40 years. Everybody knows that Obama got 67% of the Latino vote in 2008, but who remembers that Clinton got 72% of that vote in 1996? Or that Republican congressional candidates have never received more than 35% of the Latino vote nationally yet somehow manage to win elections. Read more »

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