The second point is, if you take everything Trump says, and assume he could do everything he says he wants to do, and do it at once, well of course that would make a substantial difference in the short run. If you kick 11 million illegal immigrants out of the U.S., that’s going to do something. But I think there are grounds for considerable skepticism on that. Can he have a tougher immigration policy? Absolutely. But I am very skeptical he’s going to be able to succeed in literally removing 11 million people from the United States. … [Read more...] about Can the Democrats Still Count on a Demographic Advantage?
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When we got off the phone, I called every major university in Washington D.C. I spoke with baffled registrars and administrative librarians to inquire about course listings from the 1990s. There was no record of such a seminar. I requested every back issue of Jane’s Defence Weekly from 1990-1992, a publication my contact had specifically mentioned in the context of this story, and spent a day holed up in the New York Public Library looking for clues and finding none. I submitted an official Freedom of Information Act request to the CIA, who replied seven months later saying that they could “neither confirm nor deny the existence or nonexistence of records” related to my query. (“The fact of the existence or nonexistence of such records is itself currently and properly classified,” the Agency added—which, of course, I interpreted as proof that I was actually onto something.) … [Read more...] about Assignment Baghdad: Did a Group of Grad Students Really Help Plan the Gulf War?
Notably, the city has nearly 20 new-style cooperatives in the field of exploiting and management of traditional markets. These cooperatives have managed the operation of markets on behalf of the State, with the State collecting annual fees without having to pay salaries for the management board at the traditional markets as it had done previously. … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES FEB. 26