Commentary: At a Cost of $25 Billion Once Versus $165 Billion Annually, Trump’s ‘Wall’ Math Holds Up

by Spencer P. Morrison   Scott Adams, the creator of the popular cartoon “Dilbert,” transformed himself into a persona non grata in 2016 by exposing how Donald Trump manipulated the media by using sophisticated persuasion techniques. History proved Adams was correct and Trump won the election. As it turns out, Trump was not the…

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Trump Predicts DACA Will Bring Hispanic Voters ‘Over to the Republican Side’ Amid Shutdown Stalemate

by Evie Fordham   President Donald Trump predicted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) could become a larger factor in his border wall funding fight during a flurry of tweets Sunday morning. “Democrats are saying that DACA is not worth it and don’t want to include in talks,” Trump wrote on Twitter.…

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Commentary: Battle Over Border Is About More Than A Wall

by Rick Manning   The battle over securing the southern border is bigger than any wall. It is about whether our nation will actually defend its borders against an unconventional invasion — one designed to play on our heartstrings through the inclusion of women and children — but also fundamentally…

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Marsha Blackburn Says Voters Sent Her to DC to Secure the Border

by Nick Givas   Republican Sen.-elect Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee said voters sent her to Washington to help secure the U.S. southern border, on “America’s Newsroom” Wednesday. “Let me tell you something. There is an acronym for the word team. My mom used it with me growing up. Together everyone…

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Ohio Rep’s Bill Would Allow Government To Accept Money From Border Wall GoFundMe

Ohio Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH-08) introduced a bill in November that would create an account within the U.S. Department of the Treasury to hold public donations for a border wall. Davidson’s legislation, H.R. 7207, was introduced several weeks before veteran Brian Kolfage launched a GoFundMe to help pay for the…

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From the Congo to Columbus, Los Angeles Filmmakers Want to Tell Columbus, Ohio’s Diversity Story to Heal the Nation

Filmmaker Jeffrey Newman, told The Columbus Dispatch last week that a film being produced by Rich Street Productions, featuring Columbus’s diverse immigrant population, “…is about reclaiming our identity as Americans.” He went on to say, You tell the story of Columbus through people who live here. The diversity is rich.…

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Commentary: Only Two Weeks Left for Republicans to Get It

by Rachel Bovard   There’s only one area where bipartisanship still reigns in Washington: avoidance. Republican and Democrat leaders this week held hands and used the funeral events for President George H. W. Bush as an excuse to move their funding deadline—which previously expired on December 7—two weeks forward, to December…

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Four Major Ohio Cities Aligned with Dem Organizations Seeking to Increase Immigrant Voter Base

The Open Borders National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) this week awarded five more grants to cities and counties that have agreed to join their partner Cities for Citizenship (C4C) “America is Home” Initiative in the run-up to the 2020 presidential race. According to their website, C4C “is a four-year, $5 million…

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Dr. Carol M. Swain Commentary: How Euphemisms and Language Restrictions Shroud America’s Immigration Debate

by Dr. Carol M. Swain   Immigration reform requires a political and social environment where well-meaning individuals can speak honestly about the nature of the problem and its implications for American society. Unfortunately, that is not our world right now. Consequently, we are no closer to solving what has become…

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