The Racism and S*** Hole Circus Misses the Point

February 6, 2018 – Jacob Hornberger …… Amidst all the furor over whether Donald Trump is a racist and whether he did in fact describe Haiti and African countries as “s*** holes,” the real point is one that hardly anyone wants to face, including Trump’s critics who continue to support immigration controls on Haiti and Africa to ensure that not too many of their citizens come to the United States. The real point is this: The ongoing, decades-long U.S. immigration crisis, chaos, and controversy are rooted in immigration controls. As long as immigration controls remain in place, so will the crisis, chaos, and controversy. Continue reading →

Lessons from Portugal about Ending the Drug War

January 23, 2018 – Dan Mitchell …… In 2001, . . . Portugal became the first country to decriminalise the possession and consumption of all illicit substances. … The opioid crisis soon stabilised, and the ensuing years saw dramatic drops in problematic drug use, HIV and hepatitis infection rates, overdose deaths, drug-related crime and incarceration rates. Continue reading →

Obedience Training is Unfit for Children

January 19, 2018 – Genevieve Simperingham …… However we treat our children, we are conditioning them to believe that this is what’s normal and acceptable in relationships. Our responses to our children can lift them up or put them down, empower or disempower them. We need to be very mindful of how we guide and lead them. Continue reading →