Susana Martinez in Wall Street Journal re: immigration stance

By Rob Nikolewski on September 25, 2010

Today’s (Sept. 25) edition of the Wall Street Journal has a story about Hispanic Republican candidates in this November’s elections. It mentions Susana Martinez and her tough stand on immigration: “There is a stereotype that Hispanics must be in favor of different policies than I am expressing, and that’s not what I’m finding at all,” [...]

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Border fence gets erected: Not along US/Mexico border, but Mexico’s border with Guatemala

By Rob Nikolewski on September 23, 2010

There’s been plenty of debate about how the US should treat illegal immigrants and small government advocates and libertarians don’t alway see eye-to-eye on what should be done. For example, some call for cracking down on undocumented workers in an effort to reduce the growing costs of social services while others (from such disparate political [...]

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The tautological nature of entitlements and gov’t spending: How can you break the cycle with numbers like these?

By Rob Nikolewski on September 16, 2010

A recent poll showed that 61 percent of Americans had serious worries about the rate of government spending. That’s encouraging because the country has racked up a $1.9 trillion debt in recent years. What’s not encouraging is the percentage of Americans who receive — and depend — on government largesse. And that number keeps growing. [...]

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WSJ op-ed piece: Washington threatens El Paso city council

By Rob Nikolewski on September 14, 2010

An interesting op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal this morning. Mary Anastasia O’Grady — hardly a softy on security issues — goes to El Paso and delivers a sympathetic story about how the City Council there is fully behind legalizing marijuana in light of the drug wars raging in Mexico, particularly in El Paso’s [...]

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Parents: Can’t afford an Ivy League school for your kid? Don’t worry — survey says job recruiters prefer grads from state schools

By Rob Nikolewski on September 13, 2010

In these tough economic times, there’s plenty of anxiety from parents about whether their college-age kids absolutely, positively, simply must go to top-tier, Ivy League school to get ahead. But while it will never hurt a kid’s resumé to have, say, a degree from Harvard, there has been a growing sense by some that elite colleges [...]

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