Pandemic benefits: The government’s Covid help has run out

Back-to-school has been interrupted by Covid quarantines for thousands of kids and back-to-work has been pushed back for millions of workers, as the fall brings new anxieties about more resistant coronavirus mutations and how to balance the emerging need for coronavirus vaccine boosters with the still-huge need to get more people to take their initial doses.

Americans are going to have to live with this new pandemic normal as the stilts the government built to prop Americans up during the pandemic come down, even though Democrats are simultaneously pushing forward with longer-term agenda items that would remake the economy to … Read More

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If Biden won’t enforce U.S. immigration law, states and local governments should

Note: This article by U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville and U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter originally published Aug. 30 in the Washington Examiner. 

If you need something done right, then do it yourself, as the old saying goes. But when it comes to enforcing U.S. immigration laws, state and local enforcement are prevented from doing it themselves, even while federal law enforcement officers are directed not to take certain enforcement actions, a policy established by the Biden administration in January 2021.

With a rapidly deteriorating border, it’s long past time that changed.

The crisis on our southern border worsens by the day.

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This government’s grubby language on Afghanistan refugees shows we’re reliving Tampa times | David Marr

The sight of Peter Dutton’s mournful eyes staring down the camera the other night warning that Afghans fleeing the Taliban posed unknown dangers to Australia showed the Tampa times aren’t 20 years in the past. They are now.

What happened then is happening today as our planes lumber in and out of Kabul: a Coalition government is finessing its decent obligations to refugees to hold onto the vote of the 15 to 20% of the electorate most fearful of race, the constituency the Coalition wants to stay in power.

The Tampa affair was about votes. John Howard was facing

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