If you have to say or do something controversial, aim so that people will hate that they love it and not love that they hate it.
- Criss Jami

posted: June 30, 2019, 12:33 a.m.

It is incredibly difficult to divorce oneself from the moral depravity of Trump's latest political stunt and analyze his actions objectively. But beneath the utter malevolence of breaking into immigrants' homes and deporting them to what, for many, will be their certain death in violent countries, the move shows that Trump's decisions are always purely political: he creates a crisis, and then plays himself the hero when he relents. In Trump's mind, this is not about what is right and wrong: it's about scoring political points and fostering fear.

anon Wolf
posted: July 11, 2019, 2:35 a.m.

With children literally dying in US concentration camps, resources should actually be going there to figure out why we are allowing kids to die ahead of deporting people working here on jobs that no American wants to actually take.

posted: June 30, 2019, 12:34 a.m.

I am not sure I understand what the big deal is here. The deportation orders only apply to those that have received Due Process and been ordered - by a court - to leave. Why is this objectionable? The bigger story seems to be that Trump has caved and decided not to enforce the law.

posted: June 30, 2019, 12:34 a.m.

While his methods can, at times, look objectionable, that is Trump's brilliance. Trump does not hate immigrants, he is simply doing what no one else has ever had the guts to do: force a difficult conversation. And how he does this is by grabbing our attention and forcing us to address hard questions about what our immigration policy should look like, rather than continuing to kick the can down the road and hide behind traditional liberal/conservative platitudes. And if there is any doubt, just read The Art of the Deal, where Trump explicated THIRTY-TWO years ago that his strategy is to push one position further than he knows is reasonable in order to arrive at compromise.