The US Must Commit to Protecting Central Americans

June 21, 2021

Recent comments by US Vice-President Kamala Harris over migration from Guatemala are part of an unfortunate pattern. Like Harris, other members of the Biden administration have been telling Central American migrants — many of whom are forced to leave home — “do not come” to the United...

Invasion Has Invaded Political Discourse

August 09, 2019

In the runup to the 2018 midterm elections, US President Donald Trump insisted that what was happening at the border should be thought of as an invasion. Hesitating between employing a metaphor or a simile, Trump said, “Some people call it an ‘invasion.’ It’s like an invasion. They have...

Disorder on the Border, Designed by Donald Trump

April 11, 2019

Trump’s immigration policy and activity on the border has created precisely the disaster he designed it to create. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary reports.  In his assessment of the logic (or illogic) of US President Donald Trump’s obsessive effort to wall off the US-Mexico border, David...

When a Wall Is an Emergency

February 18, 2019

Who doesn’t play the politics of illusion? It appears to be the only game in town. Some people today remember that, not so long ago, the power game we call politics still employed the two basic toolboxes Aristotle bequeathed to Western civilization in ancient times: rhetoric and reasoning. The...

Will Trump Rule by Decree?

January 11, 2019

It’s a small leap from a “state of emergency” at the border to martial law throughout the country. The Republican Party, since its takeover by Reaganauts in the 1980s, has long favored shrinking the federal government to the point at which it can be “drowned in the bathtub,” to use...

It’s Time to Demand Something Better

January 02, 2019

Without collective introspection and a marginalization of those who aren’t interested, the human tragedy that plays out every day in America will continue to be normalized. It seems like “implosion” should be the word of the day or week. I think that the end of the Trump disaster is at...

Donald Trump Doesn’t Need Proof

October 26, 2018

Donald Trump’s version of hyperreality offers us proof that we no longer need reality. The Daily Devil's Dictionary explains. Only extremely resilient and enterprising people can manage to create and maintain hyperreality — the artificial universe that some people want to believe replaces...

The Treacherous Border Crossing to America

December 15, 2017

Every day, dozens, sometimes hundreds of Mexicans from the poverty stricken southern states are smuggled across the treacherous Sonoran Desert into the US. We had been driving for 900 miles and close to 12 hours from LA, through the endless, arid and blindingly hot expanse of the Arizona desert....

Can Trump Make Mexico Pay for the Wall?

February 02, 2017

If President Trump wants to Mexico to pay for the wall, he needs another strategy. Mexico won’t willingly write the check for Donald Trump’s wall. So the president is hunting for a way to make Mexico pay. That search isn’t going well. On January 26, Press Secretary Sean Spicer...

Trump’s Flawed Logic Regarding US-Mexico Relations

February 02, 2017

The Trump administration’s proposed Mexico policies regarding immigration and trade will make America’s fears a reality. Minutes after descending from the golden escalator at Trump Tower, Donald Trump fired the first salvo at what would eventually become one of his favorite electoral targets...

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