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Trump does have a plan, and a good one

(By Charles Patricoff, ’76 Contributor) I have heard people say Donald Trump does not have a plan. Other GOP presidential hopefuls such as Ohio Governor John Kasich, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, former Governor Jeb Bush, former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, and indictable Democrat hopeful Hillary Clinton, along with uncountable political pundits

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right

Well, this presidential election cycle has taken a turn for the surreal, hasn’t it? Three of the candidates drawing the largest crowds — Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton — are characters you’d expect

A real conservative manifesto on immigration

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) Will Rogers said, "When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging." Unfortunately, that's not Jeb Bush's approach when it comes to the his recent controversial comments on "anchor babies."

Nationalism vs. supra-nationalism: DeGaulle was right

  (By Centennial Fellow Bill Moloney, writing from Nantucket) The greatest Frenchman since Napoleon and twice the savior of his nation, Charles De Gaulle (1890-1970) remains the most influential European statesman of the post-World War II era.   Like Metternich, Bismarck, and Churchill before him, De Gaulle embodied a world-historical vision that remains

Patriotic assimilation of immigrants should unite right & center

(By Linda Chavez & John Fonte) The two of us strongly disagree on many aspects of immigration policy, and so we have engaged in lively public debate on the issue over the years. But one thing we agree on is that whatever immigration policy prevails, it must be accompanied by the patriotic assimilation of immigrants and their children.

What can America learn from the Calais migrant crisis?

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) Thousands of illegal migrants, many from war-torn countries such as Afghanistan, Syria and Sudan, have been camped out at Calais, a port city in France. Their goal is to jump

Immigration policy & politics won’t be solved by judges

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) Recently, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals let stand a lower-court injunction that temporarily blocked  the Obama administration from carrying out President Obama’s executive order which would make illegal aliens eligible for “lawful presence, work authorization and associated benefits.”

The moral dimension of immigration policy

(’76 Contributor) Many conservatives criticizing illegal immigration appear forget the moral dimension of the law. They forget to ask themselves “Is this law good; is it ethical; is it moral?” or “Is it bad; unethical; immoral?”

Doing immigration right

(Centennial Fellow) I am Helen Raleigh, an immigrant from Communist China, an American by choice. Seventeen years, that was how long it took me

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A nation of citizens, not of immigrants

(’76 Contributor) I think it’s always good to know where people come from before you consider what they have to say. The truth of the matter is, with reference to this evening’s panel, I am not a legal immigrant