Archive for the 'Immigration' Category

Setting up the straw man

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

About a week after the Libertarian Party convention in Orlando rebuffed the candidacies of John McAfee and a few other freedom radicals over the Memorial Day weekend — instead deciding to try again with “moderate” former New Mexico Republican Gov. Gary Johnson and the even less libertarian gun-grabbing Republican Bill Weld of Massachusetts — party […]

Donald Trump on Guns

Friday, April 1st, 2016

(A version of this column appears in the May 10 edition of “Firearms News,” formerly “Shotgun News,” on newsstands this week.)

Try amnesty without the hypocrisy

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Delegates of both parties preparing to cave on amnesty for another 10 to 14 million illegal aliens might want to take a gander at a new Pulse Opinion Research survey of 1,000 likely voters nationwide, available at http://tinyurl.com/axlxkyn. “A new poll using neutral language — and avoiding the false choice of conditional legalization vs. mass […]

‘Stroke of the pen, law of the land, kinda cool’

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

President Barack Obama’s supporters have cheered the boldness with which he’s cut through the Gordian knot of congressional “gridlock,” instituting changes in the law that meet with their approval through executive fiat. But to fully grasp the danger of a president thus bypassing our constitutional system of checks and balances — a system in which […]

How are we doin’?

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

How are we doing, safeguarding those “unalienable Rights” with which we are “endowed by our Creator” — in support of which 56 patriots solemnly pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred Honor, 236 years ago? We remain free by many measures. Americans can still pretty much live where we want, work where we want, […]

Si, se puede

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

In twin op-eds in the Las Vegas Review-Journal of June 22, Patricia Vazquez, a professor of English at the College of Southern Nevada, and Fatma Marouf, co-director of the Immigration Clinic at UNLV’s Boyd School of Law, argued that illegal immigrants should no longer be referred to as “illegal immigrants.” “Our country has a principle […]

Entrepreneur gets a little help

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

My May 10 essay described the frustrations of Las Vegas entrepreneur Raj Patel in trying to “do it by the book” and bring two Indian chefs here to help him expand his restaurant enterprises in Las Vegas. Although the Labor Department agreed the work visas would help create American jobs, and the Immigration Service OK’d […]

Better run for your life if you can

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

After a time, it became difficult for anyone to leave the Soviet Union or its captive slave states: You could be shot. Initially, though, Comrade Lenin’s Bolsheviks were somewhat more sweet-tempered: For a few years after 1917, greedy capitalists who owned things were free to depart — just as long as they left all their […]

Local entrepreneur gets no help

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Are any of our current elected officials really “focusing like a laser” on helping local entrepreneurs “create new jobs” in Las Vegas? Ask Raj Patel.

Illegals get amnesty, everyone else on the dole. Yay!

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

I see where our drug police — including the Nevada Department of Wildlife and the Drug Enforcement Agency — have found and seized four acres of scattered marijuana plants growing on Mount Charleston, northwest of Las Vegas. The pot farmers are bad people because they litter and sometimes hunt wildlife out of season, says Forest […]