I don’t know whether this should be the official stance of the PAN Norte, but I wish to inform my readers that I endorse both the DREAM Act, beloved of the left and the proposals of the right to redefine “birthright citizenship” by defining the 14th amendment’s phrase “under the jurisdiction of the United States” as not including large numbers of illegal immigrants. If the redefinition of “birthright citizenship” happens, then I would hope that the DREAM Act would become applicable to those born on American soil but not “under the jurisdiction of the United States.” It’s only decent.
Recently in an airport, I saw and bought a rather provocative issue of Scientific American. The cover declared that humans ‘evolved’ to exercise, while the most similar forms of life – chimpanzees and bonobos – function very well as couch potatoes, according to […]
In addition to the NIMBYs and the YIMBYs, we now have the PHIMBYs: Public Housing in My Back Yard. This new acronym represents those who believe that public-subsidized housing should be added to our cities, but no private enterprise market-rate […]
For a long time, we have spoken of elections, in which a President is not on the ballot, as ‘off-year elections’. I think the Founders would have been horrified by such a notion. The Congress, they would have thought, should […]