National Review senior editor, Bloomberg View columnist, AEI Visiting Fellow

Kristof's Cliches | National Review Online

nationalreview.com — Nicholas Kristof starts his latest New York Times column with an op-ed trick that is often attempted but rarely pulled off well: A BOOK, "The Christian Examiner," warns that "ill-clad and destitute" immigrants are "repulsive to our habits and our tastes." A former mayor of New York City cautions that they bring disease, "wretchedness and want" to America.

Bring Congress's Budget Watchdog Out of the Shadows

bloombergview.com — Douglas Elmendorf, the director of the Congressional Budget Office, is a respected economist. He's also the subject of an intra-Republican debate that has broken out since the midterm elections. Democrats appointed Elmendorf to his position, and now that Republicans will control both houses of Congress they can replace him.

Born in the U.S.A.

nationalreview.com — One in ten children born in this country has an illegal immigrant for a mother. Every one of those children of illegal immigrants is a U.S. citizen. Birth on American soil automatically qualifies a child for citizenship, whatever his parents' legal status. (Birth above American soil - on a helicopter, for example - also counts.)

Liberals not sure why they like Obama’s amnesty

miamiherald.com — President Obama is rewriting immigration law in the guise of exercising "prosecutorial discretion." In other words, he's going to ask federal agencies not to enforce the laws on the books and hand work permits to millions of illegal immigrants.

Obama’s immigration speech was incoherent

delawareonline.com — I count three ways President Barack Obama's speech on immigration last night contradicted itself. First, there was the absolutist language he used to justify his policy - coupled with restrictions that aren't compatible with such language.

Obama's Incoherent Immigration Speech

bloombergview.com — I count three ways President Barack Obama's speech on immigration last night contradicted itself. First, there was the absolutist language he used to justify his policy -- coupled with restrictions that aren't compatible with such language.

Ramesh Ponnuru: Liberals not sure why they like Obama’s amnesty

kansas.com — President Obama is rewriting immigration law in the guise of exercising "prosecutorial discretion." When conservatives and moderates criticize this unilateralism, we tend to get three responses from liberals. None of them makes Obama's plan sound any better.

The Critique from the Left

nationalreview.com — I imagine that most left-wingers will rally behind the president's immigration policy, especially since it appears to be a minority position. But some of them will be complaining that the president didn't go far enough. And we should take a moment to appreciate that they have a point.

Obama's immigration action breaks from constitutional tradition: Bloomberg opinion

oregonlive.com — President Barack Obama is planning to rewrite immigration law in the guise of exercising "prosecutorial discretion." In other words, he's going to ask federal agencies not to enforce the laws on the books and hand work permits to millions of illegal immigrants.

Ponnuru: Liberals not sure why they like Obama's amnesty

sltrib.com — What these critics are saying is that Republicans should keep Obama from acting on his own by giving him exactly what he wants. This is, of course, Obama's own argument as well.
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Nov 25, 2014

RT @BillKristol: Good call by @micheleflournoy. She can be Hillary's SecDef, & doesn't want to have to defend Obama's last two years. http…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @sahilkapur: Per @RollCall, House GOP may exclude immigration $$ from the onmibus and do it in a separate CR: bit.ly/1APtd4N

Nov 25, 2014

RT @isawhill: What I'm reading: From an Unlikely Source, Praise for an Obama Approach to Social Policy via @davidmwessel on.wsj.com/1zqIPr5

Nov 25, 2014

Possibility ignored here: Obama act -> change in opinion among some Rs -> change in their interests. nytimes.com/2014/11/25/ups…

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