Record Number of Americans Favor Immigration; 75% Say It’s Good For the Country

A record number of Americans in the latest Gallup Poll say they believe that more immigration is a positive thing for the United States.  The new poll, released on Thursday, said that fully 75 percent of Americans are of the opinion that immigration is good for the nation, while just 19 percent said it is bad for the country.  According to Gallup,the percentage of poll respondents who indicated that immigration is positive went up 4 percentage points when compared to their 2017 poll asking the same questions. read more

Trump’s Historic Unpopularity Is A Yuge Story We Must Not Forget

Recently Gallup printed a story about one of their polls and their headline was very misleading.  “Trump’s Re-Elect Figures Similar to Those of Obama, Clinton” it said.  Of course Trump supporters picked up on this and were crowing about how Trump would breeze to re-election the same way Clinton and Obama did.  Gallup is a very prominent organization, so articles like this carry a lot of weight, and it immediately was the cause of angst among Democrats and others who do not want to see a Trump second term. read more

From Populism to Donorism: The GOP’s Authoritarian Rule Disregards American Majority

Remember last July when Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced sanctions against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Moros and his regime? At the time the Maduros regime was attempting to re-write Venezuela’s constitution to erode provisions enforcing democratic institutions in order to secure dictatorial powers for himself.
Mnuchin issued a statement last July 31 that, looking back, we can see contains language remarkably resonant with the recent behaviors of not just the Trump administration but, it is important to note, the current GOP regime itself. In this statement, Mnuchin said, “As President Trump said earlier this month, the strong and courageous actions by the Venezuelan people to stand for democracy, freedom, and the rule of law have been continually ignored by Nicolas Maduro who dreams of becoming a dictator. Yesterday’s illegitimate elections confirm that Maduro is a dictator who disregards the will of the Venezuelan people.” read more