When we talk about border security, we often focus on what the United States should do to stop illegal crossings. Less often discussed, however, is what can be done in Mexico (and elsewhere in Latin America) to dampen the desire Continue reading →
The administration’s current approach to dealing with detained illegal immigrants has been characterized as “catch and release.” It is an apt term. In fishing, “catch and release” is designed to preserve a population, and that is precisely what the Obama Continue reading →
If the last several election cycles are any indication, we should expect a Republican primary season dominated by GOP candidates accusing one another of supporting “amnesty” and attempting to prove who among them is the most restrictive when it comes Continue reading →
As is all too typical of congressional politics these days, House Republicans and Senate Democrats can’t come to an agreement over a critical piece of legislation. This time the security of our nation’s borders and the ability to keep trade Continue reading →
Welcome back, Congress. The 114th session is now in session. Freshmen, you’re just getting your legs under you as you learn the ropes. Veteran lawmakers, I know some of you are adjusting to the new Republican majority.
The – most likely – new U.S. Defense Secretary, Ashton Carter, has plenty on his plate in far-flung corners of the globe like Yemen and Afghanistan. He will also have plenty to keep him awake at night closer to home. Continue reading →
I’m a voting member of the Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences and every year I have the honor of attending the Grammy’s and Latin Grammys. After all these years, it’s still a thrill to see the best in the Continue reading →