From the daily archives: Saturday, January 28, 2017

FAQ:  The Trump Executive Order on Immigration

By:  Joshua Adam Engel

It is impossible to overate how bad Donald Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration is for America and the world.

The Executive Order undermines some fundamental American Constitutional values and brings us closer to authoritarianism. The Executive Order is a rejection of decades of American leadership in humanitarian and rejects the lessons of the holocaust. The Executive Order will only embolden and strengthen our enemies.

What is the Executive Order?

The Executive Order makes a number of important changes to our immigration policy.  The two most important are:  (1) […]

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich got a lot of unearned mileage last year touting himself as the “adult in the room” among the gaggle of 17 Republicans who ran for president and were eventually decimated by New York billionaire Donald John Trump, who last Friday became the 45th President of the United States.

Gov. Kasich has his penultimate State of the State Address coming in a few weeks, and while what he will say is not known yet, it’s not hard for anyone who knows his mindset, and has reviewed his past performances, to fill in the blanks of his remarks […]

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It’s hard to imagine that Gov. John Kasich will devote much if any of his second to last State of the State Address in February discussing the approximately three counties and 28 cities that are experiencing elevated fiscal stress levels after six years of his administration’s budget razzle dazzle.

But the facts about how Ohio counties and cities are doing after six years of Gov. Kasich’s smash and grab budget strategy  is clear to anyone who dares surf through the database of information put out Wednesday by Ohio Auditor David Yost, in what has been dubbed the “Fiscal Physical” […]

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