Just a week after Michelle Bachmann launched her Tea Party Caucus in DC she has managed to annoy local tea party groups in Missouri. Considering she meant the caucus to pay attention to the concerns of the tea party movement has proven itself a farce rapidly.
It would be hard to imagine an immigration system more favorable to terrorists than our own. It shelters them, it gives them cover, and it encourages contempt for our laws. Paradoxically, though, the problem is not that our borders are too open. It's that our borders are too closed. This may take some explaining, so please, stay with me.
In a recent post on July 19, I suggested that President Obama might not be altogether unreceptive to a Republican resurgence in the House of the Senate. Undoubtedly there were more than a few readers who scoffed at the suggestion.
A simple background check could have saved the Barack Obama administration from the latest embarrassment after his news conference last week that urged Congress to extend unemployment insurance. By the President's side at the White House were three Americans who had lost their jobs and who would need the extension when their benefits ran out.