Joe Guzzardi

Lewis vs. Trump: and the winner is …

By Joe Guzzardi
January 16, 2017
The sad saga of President-elect Donald Trump versus U.S. Rep. John Lewis may go on for months. Trump has taken a media pounding for his criticism of Lewis, even though the Georgia Democrat threw the first punch in a juvenile hissy fit. Lewis told NBC’s Chuck Todd on Meet the Press that he didn’t consider Trump “a legitimate president,” and added that it would be “very difficult” to forge a productive relationship with the chief executive. In his exclamation point comment, Lewis, badly beaten by Alabama state troopers during a 1965 voters’ rights march, said he wouldn’t consider inviting Trump to come to Selma.

Despite Bombast, Sanctuary Cities on Short Time

By Joe Guzzardi
January 13, 2017
The tragic Kate Steinle case is back in the news, but this time with a hopeful note. In July 2015, five-time deported, seven-time convicted felon Juan Francisco Sanchez-Lopez shot 32-year-old Steinle dead in sanctuary city San Francisco. The senseless murder set off waves of outrage across the U.S., but not in Congress where partisan Democrats defeated bills to crack down on felony re-entry and sanctuary cities.

As DHS Secretary, Gen. Kelly Promises to ‘Faithfully Execute the Laws’

By Joe Guzzardi
January 11, 2017
The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination as Attorney General somewhat overshadowed Homeland Security Secretary-designate and retired Marine Corps General John Kelly’s appearance before the DHS Committee. Sessions and Kelly, certain to be confirmed, will be the Trump administration’s two most crucial immigration law enforcement officials. As Sen. Sessions and General Kelly said during their testimonies, their jobs are to enforce the laws as written whether or not they agree with them.

Obama’s Eight Years: Immigrants Advance; Americans, Especially Blacks, Lose Ground

By Joe Guzzardi
January 9, 2017

Boosting American job creation and immigration reductions were key to President-elect Donald Trump’s successful campaign. But Trump never fully identified how detrimental legal and illegal immigration are to job availability. When immigration levels decline, employment opportunities for Americans inevitably become more plentiful. Had Trump drawn the parallel, he might have won by a larger margin.

AG Nominee Sessions Unfairly Attacked on Tedious Racism Charges

By Joe Guzzardi
January 6, 2017
More than 1,100 law school professors from 170 universities wrote a letter to Congress opposing President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as Attorney General. Judiciary Committee hearings begin January 10; Sessions is a committee member.

Census Bureau Population Clock Ringing Urgent Wake up Alarm

By Joe Guzzardi
January 4, 2017
During 2017, immigration will be the red-hot topic that the Trump administration will have to deal with. Congress is clearly divided between the immigration expansionists and the restrictionists, with a handful falling somewhere in between.

New York Mayor de Blasio Panics, Proposes Breaking Law to Cover up His Law-Breaking

By Joe Guzzardi
January 3, 2017

Under normal circumstances, an elected official who publicly proposes committing a new crime to cover up an existing crime might be impeached.

Christmas Market Slaughter Intensifies Trump’s Resolve to Reconsider Refugee Resettlement

By Joe Guzzardi
December 29, 2016
When the 23-year-old Tunisian refugee Anis Amri plowed his truck into a group of innocent Berlin Christmas market shoppers, killing 12 and injuring more than 50, I was traveling through Munich.

Another Job Americans Won’t Do: Work on a Cruise Ship

By Joe Guzzardi
December 27, 2016
Cruise ship travel continues to gain in popularity as passenger demand can barely keep up with fleet additions. The global cruise industry generated revenues of U.S. $37.1 billion in 2014, and is predicted to hit nearly $50 billion by year end 2018 when the number of passengers carried will exceed 25 million.

Crazy California Lurching to the Ledge

By Joe Guzzardi
December 26, 2016
Judging by California’s political landscape, I got out of the state where I was born and grew up just in the nick of time. Sacramento has slowly but dramatically drifted far away from the mainstream, and is poised to move further left. California activists crazily want the state to secede, and legislators are making bold but frantic, illogical comments about how they plan to defy President-elect Donald Trump on immigration. Universities, local school districts and religious leaders have joined in the anti-Trump fray.