CAPS Blog - Inger Eberhart

The Muslim Ban that Wasn't

“A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.”                                           ...

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Jobless Americans – Because it’s the Right Thing to Do

Jay Carney recently resigned his post as White House spokesperson. As many others do, he used the line that he needs to spend more time with his family. In corporate America, this is code for resigning before you are fired. In this case, it may signify that Jay Carney is tired of lying. Since December 2008, Carney has been an administration mouthpiece, becoming White House spokesperson in...

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Hide & Seek

Edward Snowden has been credited with leaking more than 1.7 million government documents and exposing the extent of the National Security Agency's (NSA) surveillance program. This release of information is considered the largest breach of national security data in history. With his disclosure, Americans have learned that the NSA worked with technology companies and other government agencies to...

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Now Do You Get It?

President Obama stated: In terms of potential threats, the release of the Taliban who were being held in Guantanamo was conditioned on the Qataris keeping eyes on them and creating structure in which we can monitor their activities. We will be keeping eyes on them. Is there the possibility of some of them trying to return to activities that are detrimental to us? Absolutely. That's been true of...

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Remember the Victims of Illegal Aliens

Santa Barbara has suffered unspeakable loss at the hands of a mentally ill person. Mothers, fathers, family, friends and community have had to say goodbye unexpectedly and too soon. A child who loses a parent is an orphan; there is no word for a parent who loses a child. The families of the victims and the perpetrator are suffering, for both have permanently lost pieces of their hearts. The...

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Connect the (Terrorist) Dots

A portion of the nation is irate that five Taliban terrorists held at Gitmo have been freed in exchange for an American prisoner-of-war (POW) soldier in captivity for five years. According to the Weekly Standard, “The Taliban has long demanded that the ‘Gitmo 5’ be released in order for peace talks to begin in earnest...the administration set preconditions for the talks, including that the...

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Cure Cancer with Ladders

Hillary Clinton (the presumptive 2016 Democrat presidential nominee) spoke on the greatness of America in her most recent book, Hard Choices: “At the time I became secretary [of state], there was a fairly strong current of thinking that the United States was in decline...I think people will see that we are strong and well-equipped to restore prosperity here at home, to deal with the cancer of...

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Illegal Aliens Receive Quality Care while our Veterans Suffer

Numerous news reports recently have highlighted deaths suffered at Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals. The reports range from separate wait lists to waits of more than 100 days for an appointment to death while waiting for treatment at the VA. In the midst of the outrage, a few questions can be asked: Was this problem foreseeable, where is the money and what’s next? Look back to predict the...

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Letter to Lawmakers

Dear Congress: The National ICE Council represents over 7,000 officers, agents and employees that work for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency throughout the nation and its territories. Their tagline is “They protect those who protect America.” In response to the heightened attention toward the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act,...

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An Ignored Border: Visa Overstays

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for monitoring those who remain in the United States after their visas have expired. DHS does this by matching arrival and departure records in databases. The perfect state is to match an arrival record with a departure record to show that the visa user has exited the U.S. in accordance with the visa's regulations. The hallmark of the...

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