Somin: Travel Ban 2.0 Still Unconstitutional

Ilya Somin, a libertarian-leaning constitutional law scholar, says that while the new version of Donald Trump's travel ban on those coming from Muslim countries is better than the first one, it's still cruel and unconstitutional. … [Read more...]

Islamophobic Bigot in Oklahoma Grills Muslim Students

This is an absolutely appalling story. Oklahoma state Rep. John Bennett was visited by a group of Muslim high school students at an annual Muslim day at the state capitol and he gave them a questionnaire that asked them if they beat their wives. Seriously. … [Read more...]

Trump May Separate Children, Parents Seeking Asylum

In what would be an incredibly cruel policy, the Trump administration is now considering separating children from their parents when they enter the country seeking political asylum. What purpose this could possibly serve other than sadism is beyond me. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Immigrant Crime Reports Literally Came from Hitler

Godwin be damned, it is certainly worth pointing out that Donald Trump's announced VOICE program, which will track and publish crimes committed by immigrants, legal or otherwise, has a literal antecedent in Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, which did the same thing for crimes committed by Jews. … [Read more...]

Balko Calls Out More Demagoguery from Trump Speech

My friend Radley Balko delivers a blistering op-ed about Trump's speech to Congress, calling out the absurdity of the low expectations that greeted it and more instances of substance-free fear-mongering and demagoguery designed to make us all be afraid of nothing. … [Read more...]

Trump Prayer Monkey Protecting Immigrants from Deportation

Here's an interesting bit of news. Samuel Rodriguez, one of the seemingly dozens of pastors called upon to pray at Trump's inauguration, is defying his xenophobic stance and using his church to shield immigrants from his deportation force. … [Read more...]

Savage: Stop Legal Immigration Because They’ll Vote for Democrats

Vice President Mike Pence went on the radio show of the deranged Michael Savage, who told him that the Trump administration needs to stop legal as well as illegal immigration because legal immigrants will become citizens and vote for Democrats. … [Read more...]

Trump’s One Trick Pony of Demagoguery

Donald Trump's first address to Congress was little more than another campaign speech, filled with lies and distortions designed to make people afraid of one another when the evidence simply does not support that bleak vision of the country. … [Read more...]

Trump, Kelly Contradict Themselves Immediately

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and DHS Secretary John Kelly are in Mexico, but they don't seem to be on the same page with Donald Trump over whether the administration's loathsome crackdown on immigration is or is not a military operation. … [Read more...]

Trump Orders Inventory of All U.S. Aid to Mexico

It seems Donald Trump is serious about his infantile demand that Mexico pay for this border wall he's allegedly going to build. He has ordered all federal agencies to detail every bit of aid the U.S. gives to Mexico to use as leverage to make them do so. … [Read more...]

Trump: I Think Better Than Almost Anyone Else

What is it with Donald Trump always having to tell people how smart he (thinks he) is? He's been doing it constantly, throughout the campaign and continuing after occupying the White House. His latest ridiculous and empty boast: … [Read more...]

Trump’s Ad Libbing May Decide the Travel Ban Suit

Donald Trump's problem from the very beginning is that you can't keep him on script for very long. Every stump speech he gave was ad-libbed and he was constantly saying dumb things. And now his talk of "banning Muslims" may defeat him in the court battle over his immigration order. … [Read more...]