Showing posts with label Mexico. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mexico. Show all posts
July 20, 2016

Mexico: Lopez Obrador government to consider legalization of drugs

fromDW: Mexico's incoming president has granted his interior minister "carte blanche" to consider legalizing drugs. The new Mexican government has promised to respond to record-high violence with a package of judicial reforms.  
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Non-citizens legally register to vote in San Francisco school elections

fromSacBee: San Francisco became the first city in California to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections following passage of Measure N with 54 percent of the vote after two previous failed tries.  
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery      

Andrew Napolitano - In defense of Trump with Putin

fromCreators: The power of American arms-makers is formidable. They have acolytes in all branches of government that fear if a Trump-Putin deal is reached, there may be a diminished appetite for their weaponry.  
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

WATCH: Police respond to video of cop pulling gun on children by arresting the children

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: After an officer was caught on camera pulling his gun on a group of children, his department responded by arresting more children.  
Police State America

California’s Supreme Court won’t let citizens vote for statewide divorce

fromReason: A predictable outcome. State judges routinely do the bidding of the state politicians who appointed them. To hell with what the people want.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - A System of Legalized Racism

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Medical schools are discriminating on a massive scale as less qualified African-American and Hispanic students are routinely given priority over higher scoring Whites and Asians.  
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Obama's ‘Catch & Release’ Policy Fuels Illegal Immigration

by Kristian Hernandez.    Officials last week spoke up about the Obama administration’s so-called “catch and release” policies blamed for hindering Border Patrol operations and encouraging illegal crossers from coming into the United States. A recent letter from the National Border Patrol Council states a high-ranking member of the Obama    ... MORE

Baylen Linnekin: Is Mexico's Soda Tax Really Working?

Less consumption, same obesity.    Mexico has become the most obese country in the world. In a purported effort to combat the problem, the country implemented a one-peso-per-liter excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in January 2014. That tax, supporters claim, is working. A 2015 working paper by University of Chicago Prof.   ... MORE

Pew Research: Homicide Rates Have Been Cut In Half Over The Past 20 Years (While New Gun Ownership Soared)

"An armed society is a polite society" - R A Heinlein. The Pew Research Center reported last week that the murder rate was cut nearly in half from 7 per 100,000 in 1993 to 3.6 per 100,000 in 2013. Over the same period, overall gun deaths (including accidents and suicides) have fallen by one-third from 15.2 to 10.6 per 100,000. In spite of this, Pew   ... MORE

Ira Stoll: A Warning About The Politics Of Crowds

The tactics of Trump, Sanders and the Pope.    The voice I find myself missing this political season is that of Fouad Ajami, who died last year. Not so much for Ajami’s insights into the area that was his academic speciality, the Middle East, though one certainly wishes for his thoughts on the Islamic State, the humanitarian disaster that is Syria, and   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Immigration Excuses

A betrayal by elected officials.     One of the most lame excuses for doing nothing is that we can't do everything. Such excuses have been repeated endlessly, even by some conservatives, when it comes to illegal immigration. We can't deport millions of illegal immigrants already living in the country, some say, so the wise thing is to just learn to live  ... MORE

Donald Trump Raises Uncomfortable Truths

by David Paulin.    Increasingly, law-enforcement authorities classify Hispanic criminals as “white.” Donald Trump enjoyed a surge in the polls after his allegedly "racist" remarks about how all that diversity from South of the Border is not all it's cracked up to be. The brash real-estate tycoon and TV star has struck a nerve, saying things that America's   ... MORE

Trump Cured A Cancer -- 'Political Correctness'

by Barry Farber. If Donald Trump were to cure cancer, wouldn’t you feel like thanking him? Even if you were another Republican competing for the GOP presidential nomination, you’d want to thank him. Even if all of your Mexican relatives were priests and missionaries and not drug dealers and rapists, you’d still want to thank him. So go ahead!       ... MORE

Barry Farber: Unify America - Speak English

Language is the glue that holds a country together. What was so strange about that delicatessen? Eventually it dawned on me. The place was busy, bustling; lots of customers asking questions; lots of waiters answering them. What was strange, it turns out, was that even though I was in that deli a good while, I hadn’t heard one single word of   ... MORE

Jonah Bennett: Legal US Weed Is Killing The Drug Cartels

The free market will always defeat the black market.    The growth of the U.S. marijuana industry has devastated drug cartels in Mexico, evidenced by fewer seizures of cannabis at the border and, according to Mexican security forces, a drop in total homicides and domestic marijuana production rates. Mexican drug cartels     ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Get Ready For Denials

Terrorists are invited in through the back door.       Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera accused Matt Drudge's website of "the worst kind of jingoistic rhetoric ever" for carrying news stories about the dangers of illegal immigration. He said Drudge "is doing his best to stir up a civil war. I mean, shame on Matt Drudge." Republican Rep.   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Bordering On Madness

Looking before we leap is not racism.  In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by some Hispanic group, one man from the latter group said angrily, "We are as good as you are!" One of the things that make the history of clashes over race or        ... MORE

Edward Cline: Obama's Middle Finger To America

Hoping to change America's founding principles.      From day one in his first term of office, President Barack Obama has given America his middle finger. I’m surprised so many people haven’t noticed it. Here’s a State of the Union address he’d never dare make, but I’m sure he would like to, just to let his hair down. It would probably be written by  ... MORE

OAS To Whitehouse: High Time To Consider Legalizing Pot

by Tim Padgett.   On the Latin American street, the Organization of American States has always borne a reputation, often undeserved, as Washington’s lackey. But the OAS, based in Washington, just sent the western hemisphere a message the White House would rather not hear: It’s time to seriously discuss legalizing marijuana as one means   ... MORE

Richard Fausset: Mexico Considers Legalizing Pot

Bolstered by U.S. ballot wins. Forgive the Mexicans for trying to get this straight: So now the United States, which has spent decades battling Mexican marijuana, is on a legalization bender? The same United States that long viewed cannabis as a menace, funding crop-poisoning programs, tearing up auto bodies at the border, and deploying sniffer dogs,       ... MORE

Michael Barone: Mexican Migration May Be Over

A historical view. Is mass migration from Mexico to the United States a thing of the past? At least for the moment, it is. Last May, the Pew Hispanic Center, in a study based on U.S. and Mexican statistics, reported that net migration from Mexico to this country had fallen to zero from 2005 to 2010. Pew said 20,000 more people moved to Mexico from the      ... MORE

USDA Partners With Mexico To Boost Food Stamp Roles

by Caroline May. The Mexican government has been working with the United States Department of Agriculture to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps. USDA has an agreement with Mexico to promote American food assistance programs, including food stamps, among Mexican Americans,  ... MORE

Steve Chapman: A Bribery Ban Backfires

Choosing feeling good over doing good.  Until 1977, there was no country that criminalized the practice of bribery abroad. But that year, President Jimmy Carter signed a law making the United States the very first. In due course, this measure eliminated corruption from every nation where our corporations operate. Yes, it did—right after Carter got a ... MORE