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A Lamar Smith Christmas

December 10: Rep. Lamar Smith cosponsors H.R. 4218, a bill to bring admission of refugees into the United States to a total and immediate halt. December 18: Rep. Lamar Smith cosponsors H.Res. 564, a bill that chastises Americans for not embracing the symbols and traditions

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Rand Paul Tries To Increase Regulation Targeting Victims of Persecution

With the introduction of S. Amdt. 2899, Rand Paul has shown himself to be well within the fearmongering mainstream of the Republican Party. Senator Paul is happy to join in the ranting and raving against refugees pursued by politicians like Ted Cruz, Ben Carson and Donald Trump, because he’s seen that making refugees into objects of fear has been a successful strategy of self-promotion for his opponents.

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We Do It Anyway

As you’re probably aware, Republican Party governors across the United States are declaring that they don’t want any Syrian refugees coming into their states because there might be a secret terrorist sneaking in among them, posing as a refugee. It’s tempting to try to find

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Here and There, Them Versus Us

If a vulnerable family in need appeared at your door, would you help?  Our would you turn them into the cold? Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee would turn them away.  As J. Clifford points out, Mike Huckabee promised in 2008 that he’d take away citizenship from

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J. Gresham Barrett Foiled In Fence Folly?

In political terms, the Complete the Fence Act may have played its role successfully. In spite of the bill’s legislative failure, Representative Barrett can tell constituents back home all about it, to show them that he’s working hard to protect them from the dirty, stinking foreigners.

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?