LIBERIA, Costa Rica — In the ongoing U.S. debate about immigration, the Central American countries of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala are mainly in the news because many of those crossing our border from Mexico are from these nations. Why isn't Costa Rica experiencing a similar mass exodus? I put the question to President Carlos Alvarado Quesada. In an email response he writes in part, “8 percent of our GDP is dedicated to education and our main resource is the human talent and well-being of the people who live in our country. Next Monday, for example, we will celebrate 150 years of primary education for free for all kids in the country.”
There's a push to change laws to permit both criminals serving time and ex-criminals the right to vote. Guess which party is pushing the most for these legal changes. If you guessed that it was the Democrats, go to the head of the class. Bernie Sanders says states should allow felons to vote from behind bars. Elizabeth Warren doesn't go that far but believes felons should have the right to vote. Democrats want the criminal class to have voting rights restored because they could become a significant part of the Democratic base.
MSNBC’s Hardball took quite a bizarre turn on Tuesday when far-left MSNBC contributor Zerlina Maxwell attempted to sing the praises of colleague Malcolm Nance when fellow panelist Andrew Sullivan blurted out “Jesus Lord” in disgust that Maxwell (or presumably anyone) would cite such a “complete fantasist” who “spreads so many conspiracy theories and nonsense.”
CBS on Monday night and Tuesday morning focused on the Trump administration’s zero tolerance separation policy, blasting it as “cruel” and an example of why journalists need to get beyond “policy” and focus on real world results. Strangely, CBS journalists often skip the equally heart-wrenching impacts of murders and drunk driving killings by those illegally in the United States.
On Friday's MSNBC Live with Katy Tur, as fill-in anchor Chris Jansing hosted a discussion on President Donald Trump talking about possibly sending illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities instead of releasing them near the border, the group of mostly MSNBC reporters and contributors repeatedly used the word "illegal" to prejudge such an action as well as other label previous actions by the administration, even while refusing to apply the word to describe the illegal immigrants they were discussing.
On her Full Frontal show on TBS, liberal comedian Samantha Bee began her Wednesday show by trashing former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, calling her a "lying ghoul," and "one of America's greatest monsters," and hinting that she is the Wicked Witch of the West. Bee also displayed Nielsen's image next to those of sexual predators Harvey Weinstein and Matt Lauer, and suggested she should never be allowed to work again.
In the third episode of the fifth and final season of The CW’s Jane the Virgin, the hot button issue of pay parity arose with a twist. Instead of the usual liberal trope that women are not paid the same as men, in the episode titled “Chapter Eight-Four,” it is a man who is paid less than a woman that causes the problem.
Wednesday the Good Morning America team was so eager to “fact-check” President Trump that they slammed him for something he didn’t even say. During a White House photo-op Tuesday, White House correspondent Jonathan Karl berated Trump on the family separation policy that he “started.” After Trump correctly pointed out that the Obama administration also separated children at the border, Karl and George Stephanopoulos quickly came to the Democrat’s defense.
Appearing as a guest on MSNBC's Hardball show, former MSNBC political analyst and liberal author Ron Reagan made his latest incendiary attack on Republicans as he declared that President Donald Trump's base do not mind family separations at the border as long as it is "little brown babies being thrown in cages." In addition to Reagan's obnoxious commentary, the segment also depicted a classic example of the liberal media not bothering to make a distinction between legal asylum seekers who follow the law in contrast with those who illegally cross the border first and then declare asylum when they get caught.
For Tuesday’s edition of Prime Time, CNN host Chris Cuomo invited on pompous Toronto Star fact checker Daniel Dale to try to catch President Trump in lies about immigration and border. But while the anti-Trump journalists were trying to pounce on the President, they both shared a whopper of a lie when they falsely claimed Democrats weren’t for open borders. Cuomo went so far as to suggest he’s never heard a Democrat promote that.
The Washington Post has a bad habit of avoiding inconvenient facts on immigration. In the years after illegal alien Darwin Martinez Torres raped and murdered 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen in northern Virginia, the Post published 11 news stories in the print edition in 2017 and another four news stories in 2018 that blatantly avoided the fact that Torres was an illegal alien. They did it again on March 28, when Torres was sentenced to life in prison.
On Sunday's Up with David Gura on MSNBC, during a panel discussion of President Donald Trump criticizing U.S. immigration policy during a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition, host Gura invited Lynn Sweet -- Washington bureau chief of the Chicago Sun-Times -- to complain about Jews who have responded favorably to Trump's rhetoric that was earlier in the segment likened to Nazi Germany.