Opinion columnist at @washingtonpost. Previously econ reporter/moonlighting theater critic at @nytimes.

America has always been hostile to immigrants

jsonline.com — At what point, in this great nation of immigrants, did calling someone an "immigrant" become such an insult? Recent weeks - on the campaign trail and elsewhere - have been filled with ugly rhetoric about immigration status or other ethnic impurities, even when the target of such attacks has entered the country legally, is a naturalized American or is even an American by birth but descended from the wrong kind of parents.

Founding Fathers, trashing immigrants

washingtonpost.com — My column Friday noted that despite our heritage as a "nation of immigrants," the United States has a long and ugly history of hostility toward immigrants that dates all the way back to pre-revolutionary times. Here are some of my favorite examples.

Catherine Rampell: America’s long history of loathing immigrants

dallasnews.com — At what point, in this great nation of immigrants, did calling someone an "immigrant" become such an insult? Recent weeks - on the campaign trail and elsewhere - have been filled with ugly rhetoric about immigration status or other ethnic impurities, even when the target of such attacks has entered the country legally, is a naturalized American or is even an American by birth but descended from the wrong kind of parents.

Rampell: America has always been hostile to immigrants

sltrib.com — Even presidential contenders who are themselves the children of immigrants and lucky legatees of the great American melting pot are denouncing the uncontrollable invasion of foreigners. Their appeals to nativism are often cloaked in the procedural legalese of having the right "papers," but at heart the message isn't really about legal status: To this crowd, anyone who doesn't look sufficiently white or sound sufficiently Anglophonic is presumed illegal until proven otherwise.

America has always been hostile to immigrants

washingtonpost.com — At what point, in this great nation of immigrants, did calling someone an "immigrant" become such an insult? Recent weeks - on the campaign trail and elsewhere - have been filled with ugly rhetoric about immigration status or other ethnic impurities, even when the target of such attacks has entered the country legally, is a naturalized American or is even an American by birth but descended from the wrong kind of parents.
Aug 27, 2015

RT @markmobility: .@crampell: America’s nativism started long before Trump. Even Ben Franklin was anti-immigrant wpo.st/HfKX0 pic.twitter.com/Cseg6dhchg

Aug 28, 2015

From Ben Franklin to Trump, America has always been hostile to immigrants. Or at least, a vocal faction has been. wpo.st/6bOX0

Aug 28, 2015

"the United States has always been hostile to immigrants. Or at least, a strong and vocal faction has been." washingtonpost.com/opinions/from-…

Aug 28, 2015

RT @VogelMorris: Catherine Rampell's thoughtful reading of our conflicted immigration history: wpo.st/3APX0

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Women lose thier shirts; N.Y. loses its mind

mysanantonio.com — No, it's not a bomb, al-Qaida network, alien invasion, asteroid, animatronic Stay Puft Marshmallow Man or any other bugaboo of the silver screen. In Times Square, a handful of topless women has joined the buskers, proselytizers, balloon artists and costumed Disney characters hustling for tips.

America deserves the 2016 field full of deadbeats

charlotteobserver.com — There's a certain demographic in this country - it's unseemly to mention the specific population by name - that has no sense of personal responsibility. I don't know whether their problem is cultural or biological. But these people refuse to acknowledge bad decisions they have made, or the many times others have bailed them out.

Rampell: New York's bizarre uproar over topless women

sltrib.com — In Times Square, a handful of topless women have joined the hordes of buskers, proselytizers, balloon artists and costumed Disney characters hustling for tips. Wearing nothing but thongs, feather headdresses and star-spangled body-paint across their otherwise exposed chests, these women pose for photos with gawking tourists and accept tips given in appreciation for being what they call "entertainers" or "ambassadors" of this great city.

You’re so vain, I bet you think this Chinese market crash is about you

washingtonpost.com — When the Chinese economy is booming, American politicians portray its success as a deliberate attack on the American economy. Apparently, any Chinese growth must come at the expense of the United States, in the zero-sum-game attitude best exemplified by Donald Trump's "We're losing to China" shtick.
Aug 25, 2015

You're so vain, I bet you think this Chinese market crash is about you wpo.st/eliW0

Aug 25, 2015

RT @crampell: You're so vain, I bet you think this Chinese market crash is about you wpo.st/eliW0

Aug 25, 2015

RT @crampell: You're so vain, I bet you think this Chinese market crash is about you wpo.st/eliW0

Aug 25, 2015

Must say, @crampell has been on a roll. "You're so vain, I bet you think this Chinese market crash is about you" wpo.st/YoiW0

Aug 25, 2015

When China is doing well, it’s a plot to take down U.S.; when China is struggling, it’s also a plot to take down U.S. wpo.st/aoiW0

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Rampell: The 2016 field is full of deadbeats - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Guest-columnists

richmond.com — By now I think you know which deadbeats I'm talking about: the people running for president. I'm not saying they're all bad; there are a few personally responsible outliers to cherry-pick from an otherwise mooch-y bunch. But, as a whole, this group is unusually adept at ducking deserved blame, claiming unearned credit and hoovering up O.P.M.
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Aug 31, 2015

RT @washingtonpost: Cancer-stricken Jimmy Carter is still teaching Sunday school -- and people are sleeping in cars to get a seat wapo.st/1NIREaj

Aug 31, 2015

In a bankrupt Pa. school district, teachers plan to work for free wpo.st/lXOY0

Aug 31, 2015

The "Injustice Collectors": How to Understand Vester Flanagan’s Grievance-Filled Manifesto newrepublic.com/article/122669…

Aug 31, 2015

RT @BCAppelbaum: "You can take the central banker out of the 1970's, but you can't take the 1970's out of the central banker." economistsview.typepad.com/timduy/2015/08…

Aug 31, 2015

@greg_ip @Noahpinion economists would say the two series are cointegrated, probably because they have unit roots.

Aug 31, 2015

@greenhousenyt I wonder which has the bigger effect on turnover -- pay/hour or hours/week.

Aug 31, 2015

RT @greenhousenyt: Walmart workers on a treadmill--After Walmart raises many workers' pay, it cuts back some workers' hours to cut costs bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Aug 31, 2015

Illinois Lottery winners get an IOU for $250K because the state doesn't have a budget. cnb.cx/1NIAmKF

Aug 31, 2015

RT @BrendanNyhan: I would totally watch "West's Wing." Someone pitch this to Aaron Sorkin... twitter.com/KBDPHD/status/…

Aug 31, 2015

Twitter commits to boost share of female employees from 34% to 35% by next year. (That's 41 more women.) fw.to/0SQDOVC


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