COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA — When Iowa voters went to the caucuses Monday evening, they showed their dissatisfaction with establishment politicians, and not just those on the Republican side.
The border fence between Texas and Mexico has utterly failed to check illegal immigration and drug and human trafficking, or to bolster security, but it has succeeded in forcing at least one Texas business to shut down.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Monday that the Zika virus is a public health emergency of international concern, as it is suspected of causing significant birth defects. The designation is only the fourth one ever to be made by the WHO and paves the way to increase funding and manpower to stop the spread of the virus, which has already made its way to the United States. But while the WHO struggles to find a way to contain the virus, some contend that the 2001 worldwide ban on DDT for agricultural uses has allowed mosquito-borne pathogens such as this to run rampant and that the ban should be permanently lifted.
Two bills working their way through the Tennessee state legislature would nullify unconstitutional executive orders and Supreme Court decisions.
Of course, the initiative isn’t just about illegal residents. There are an estimated 700,000 legal non-citizen residents in the Los Angeles area alone, These are of great interest to the Democrats in particular, who in California and elsewhere have dangled all sorts of enticing government services — like healthcare and other taxpayer-funded benefits — as inducements to sign up for citizenship.