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There's some right and some wrong in what he says. The vast majority of migrants are not from Mexico. They are from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. Some have argued that the Mexican government has not done enough to stop people from those countries from entering Mexico, which allows them to get to the U.S. border. So, there is an argument about the role of the Mexican government. However, I don't think Trump actually has been making this argument, because he's...
What about the op-ed from this dude?http://nyti.ms/29cQUeS
 I'm not really sure what you mean. I repeatedly referred to both the W. and Obama administrations, which obviously would include Lynch.  Yes, she announced that the FBI would release edited transcripts. Again, this is a very deliberate strategy, and she was not hiding anything. I think Ataturk has described this strategy in the context of other types of mass shootings. When the media shows such an interest in the identity and motivation of those murderers, you actually...
 This whole "Obama won't say radical Islam" thing is so bizarre. George W. Bush didn't call it radical Islam either. "War on terror." "Fight against violent extremism." W in a speech right after 9/11: "Americans understand we fight not a religion. Ours is not a campaign against the Muslim faith. Ours is a campaign against evil."http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=65084 Hell, Rumsfeld even bitched about the W. administration doing this. "From the beginning, members of...
 This isn't entirely accurate. He had his post count reset a number of years ago when he was up around 30,000. It would be more accurate to say roughly 70,000 posts.
This leaves out a fundamental part of the equation. Let's use your 79% example. Generally, the U.S. is accepting people from the 21% who face persecution or torture from that 79%. We aren't accepting those from the 79% and have mechanisms in place to prevent their admission.Could those mechanisms be improved? Should we review our policies and laws because of national security vulnerabilities? These are reasonable questions. However, the U.S. not only has a history of...
Yeah, but how else are we going to get our son into Harvard? We have no choice but to use his mom's newfound heritage.
My wife, who looks pretty damn white, had similar family stories. Her mom's maternal side always mentioned that they were Native American. A few years ago, my wife looked up old Census records. No Native Americans. They were black. She got in touch with some distant relatives, and a bunch of her family went to a big family reunion. The people were black, white, and everything in the middle.It was super interesting how the family's stories were just wrong, most likely to...
Here is a Washington Post article from a gay, Hispanic Republican who is supporting Donald Trump. He describes getting beaten up by protestors at the Trump rally in San Jose.   https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/06/10/im-voting-for-donald-trump-so-i-went-to-see-him-speak-protesters-broke-my-nose/
 Here's what the organization itself says: What does the term “La Raza” mean?The term “La Raza” has its origins in early 20th century Latin American literature and translates into English most closely as “the people” or, according to some scholars, “the Hispanic people of the New World.” The term was coined by Mexican scholar José Vasconcelos to reflect the fact that the people of Latin America are a mixture of many of the world’s races, cultures, and religions. The full...
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