What began as well-intentioned policies and protests to help out the oppressed and downtrodden is now directly subjecting the intended beneficiaries to poorer learning environments and more murderous neighborhoods.

Last week Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen hinted that the Federal Reserve Board will increase interest rates at the board’s December meeting. The positive jobs report that was released following Yellen’s remarks caused many observers to say that the Federal Reserve’s first interest rate increase in almost a decade is practically inevitable.

However, there are several reasons to doubt that the Fed will increase rates anytime in the near future.

No sensible person doubts that the United States has a “border problem," yet sanctuary cities continue to receive federal aid in various forms.

Voter ID laws have been challenged because liberal Democrats deem them racist. I guess that's because they see blacks as being incapable of acquiring some kind of government-issued identification.

The American people ought to be asking why previous failed policies in several countries are being repeated in others. We can only hope that the Obama policies will become a serious debate topic during the current presidential race.

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