New Republic says 'cease and desist'

A mostly political Weblog.
Aug. 20 2007 4:59 PM

You Asked For It, Yahoos!

Is Bush trying to "heighten the contradictions"?

(Continued from Page 2)

I've instinctively disdained The Week, maybe because of its ugly covers, or the Maxim connection, or what I took to be a reflexive anti-Bush attitude. Last week, while throwing a bunch of issues out, I started reading them, and noticed that they are really good at doing what they are trying to do, namely tell you 90% what you need to know about what's going on in culture and politics (and 110% of what you need to know to fake it). It's dense--lots of little summaries-- but not boring. Maybe Time-- circ down 17%-- should have pursued this model instead of, you know, printing columnists' names in 248 point type. There are still people who don't follow the news--paging M.D.s!--and could use a print Cliff's Notes, something the main newsweeklies aren't anymore. Even plugged-in Web players might find it a useful waterfront-covering corrective for the fragmented vision that seems to accompany, say, obsessive blogging.... [via Drudge] 3:02 P.M. link

___________________________

Pat at Stubborn Facts thinks that in a "new twist" I want to "suddenly ... modify" my argument by "shifiting" to suggest that employer enforcement be focused on new hires, rather than on rousting existing illegals from their jobs. Whether or not it's persuasive argument, it's not a new one on my part. See, e.g., here and here. ... P.S.: Yes, focusing on new hires might have the effect of "locking in" illegals to their current employers, since if they quit they would (if everything works) be unable to get a new job. They'd presumably either go into the underground work force or go home. But locking people in to their jobs is still less disruptive than kicking them out of their jobs, no? The point is to remove the "jobs" magnet for new immigrants without being unnecessarily nasty to millions of existing immigrants in a way that destroys the political support for workplace enforcement. "Lock in" isn't a good compromise, but I can't think of a better one. ... P.P.S.: Maybe Polipundit is correct  and support for anti-illegal measures has 

grown strong enough and vocal enough that Congress will not want to touch a radioactive comprehensive amnesty bill for several years

even if TV screens are filled with Joad-like streams of weeping, formerly hard-working self-deportees. Certainly the Bush administrations crackdown on even existing illegal workers seems popular now-- Rasmussen sees 79% support. But I worry that the blustery Polipundit is suffering from the political equivalent of serotonin poisoning.  "[S]upporters of America's borders" have indeed "grown stronger, with NumbersUSA exploding to over a half million activists and an e-mail list of 1.5 million." But 1.5 million is still only 1.5 million, in a nation of 300 million people who do not like to think they are being mean. ... 1:37 P.M. link

Advertisement

___________________________

I figured I was just making a fanciful analogy when I compared  DHS secretary Chertoff to Lenin. Then I saw this. ... Ever seen them in the same room? I didn't think so. ... [Thanks to reader R.E.] 11:28 A.M.

___________________________

VDARE posts its dossier on Huckabee, who seems to have an offputting Guilty Southern White Boy attitude on immigration that won't help him in the primaries if the Republican electorate finds out about it. ....11:17 A.M.

___________________________

Monday, August 13, 2007

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS

But the next president might. 

IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Amazon Is Launching a Serious Run at Apple and Samsung

Television

Slim Pickings at the Network TV Bazaar

Three talented actresses in three terrible shows.

Foreigners

More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

The Ungodly Horror of Having a Bug Crawl Into Your Ear and Scratch Away at Your Eardrum

We Could Fix Climate Change for Free. Now There’s Just One Thing Holding Us Back.

  News & Politics
Weigel
Sept. 17 2014 7:03 PM Once Again, a Climate Policy Hearing Descends Into Absurdity
  Business
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
  Life
Outward
Sept. 17 2014 6:53 PM LGBTQ Luminaries Honored With MacArthur “Genius” Fellowships
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 6:14 PM Today in Gender Gaps: Biking
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 8:25 PM A New Song and Music Video From Angel Olsen, Indie’s Next Big Thing
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 9:00 PM Amazon Is Now a Gadget Company
  Health & Science
Jurisprudence
Sept. 17 2014 4:49 PM Schooling the Supreme Court on Rap Music Is it art or a true threat of violence?
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?