Illegal Immigrants Do Pay Taxes, But Not Enough To Make Up For What They Take

Illegal Immigrants Do Pay Taxes, But Not Enough To Make Up For What They Take

CNN this week posted an article “debunking” 5 immigration myths. Articles that debunk myths have gained enormous popularity on the internet despite the fact that they bear no resemblance to either debunking or myths. They should really be called, “here are some skewed stats to make our take on the issue seem right!” Somehow we now live in a world where “myths” are political opinions by a majority of the country, but searching for Big Foot belongs on the Discovery Channel in between nature shows and documentaries about King Tut. One can quibble with all five of CNN’s immigration…

American Voters Really Are Stupid, But So Is the Media

American Voters Really Are Stupid, But So Is the Media

Commentators have been, well, commenting on Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber’s “shocking” remarks after Gruber was caught on video saying that Obamacare passed because of the “stupidity of the American voter.” The video has been offered by Republicans as proof that the healthcare debate was built entirely on lies, while the Democrats are acting as if Gruber had nothing to do with the healthcare bill – as if Gruber was some crazy guy they accidentally swiped right on Tinder and now he is telling everyone they are boyfriend/girlfriend. Nancy Pelosi has been adamant that Gruber…

Stop Blaming Voter ID Laws For Everything

Stop Blaming Voter ID Laws For Everything

For months, the left has been decrying the enactment of voter ID laws. They call them “Poll Taxes”  and the “New Jim Crow.”  They wrote articles on Texas’ “Extreme Voter ID Law” that “requires voters to show one of seven types of photo identification” – which is about as extreme as freshening your breath with two tic-tacs at once. While Democrats are correct that such voter ID laws may be a political play to shrink their base, that does not excuse their consistent use of hyperbole that is more fitting of a Taco…

Why Housing Is So Expensive In Liberal Cities

Why Housing Is So Expensive In Liberal Cities

The Atlantic this week had an interesting article about the availability of housing for the middle class in liberal versus conservative cities. The gist of the article is that the more liberal a city is, the more expensive its housing stock is: In a recent article, Kolko divided the largest cities into 32 “red” metros where Romney got more votes than Obama in 2012 (e.g. Houston), 40 “light-blue” markets where Obama won by fewer than 20 points (e.g. Austin), and 28 “dark-blue” metros where Obama won by more than 20 points…