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Americans Fear Refugees Because We’re Bad At Math

Add this to the list of disturbing reasons for America’s panic over refugees: fewer and fewer of us can do the basic math of calculating the true risk. But really, it’s not that hard — and understanding it is crucial to … Continue reading

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Is Bannon Just “Defending American Culture?” Without Immigration, It Wouldn’t Exist

[Also published at Huffington Post.] Some readers have challenged my assertion that Steve Bannon is an ethnic nationalist, on the premise that Bannon is just defending the Judeo-Christian culture that has helped make America what it is. I maintain that his … Continue reading

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President Bannon Wants to Make America an Ethnic Homeland

[Also published at Huffington Post.] As reporters dig into Steve Bannon’s past and present, it’s becoming clear that he’s perfectly aware we face virtually no threat from the carefully vetted refugees his Executive Order turns away, over the signature of his … Continue reading

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I get that bigots aren’t ashamed of being bigots — but why aren’t they ashamed of being cowards?

Donald Trump believes we should have a “total and complete* shutdown” of all U.S. immigration by Muslims. And the idea got him a standing ovation at a rally today. OK, I get that bigots feel no shame over being bigots. But … Continue reading

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