Protesting is for Idiots. These Things Pay Better.

It is highly unlikely that McDonald’s corporate elite were quaking in their boots when a horde of Fight for $15 derelicts descended on the company’s headquarters in Oakbrook, Illinois. Most of us were working that day so we couldn’t join in on the fun. Besides, protesting for higher pay is for idiots. There are better ways to occupy your time that will achieve the same thing. The problem is that it takes some effort.

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Anti-Immigrant Sentiment is Another Democratic Lie

In the talk a lot, but do little fantasyland of Washington the course of events can easily be changed by political opportunities that have nothing to do with the job at hand. As the National Defense Authorization Act was shepherded through the House last week, the application of the feared anti-immigrant label changed a debate that had absolutely nothing to do with immigrants and everything to do with perpetuating a Democratic lie.

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Segregation Is Back and This Is Why It’s Good

There is not much that shocks me, but my jaw bounced off the top of my desk when I read President Obama’s “society’s lottery winners”1 remark made during a discussion on poverty and class segregation. Is he trying to convince us that he is so humble he doesn’t realize he is one of those winners and has helped make segregation worse?

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Change America? Pander to the Bottom.

America’s self-proclaimed champion1 just made an announcement that the media seemed to think was news. I can’t imagine why. Of course Hillary Clinton is going to change America by pandering to the very lowest level of society, people who aren’t citizens and can’t legally vote for her but have family and friends who will. Is this how we want our first female champion to begin changing America? Absolutely not, but it is the change America is eventually going to get if enough ask for it.

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Don’t Expand or Renew DACA. Cancel It, Mr. Boehner.

Don’t blame Jeh Johnson. It’s not his fault. As Homeland Security Secretary overseeing Obama’s absurdly reckless immigration policies Johnson is tasked with an impossible, even offensive job. He has to justify DACA to everyone from oversight-obsessed senators to the president to the American people. He has to explain how his agency is doing everything imaginable to make this Oval Office abomination work. We should give Johnson a pass. He’s just doing his job.

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Seven Issues That Hold You Hostage to Politics

Rubio is wrong. The problem is not that we don’t have the right people running America. The problem is that the people pulling the strings hold us hostage to politics. No matter who wins the presidency next year, if that person is savvy enough to pull off an election victory then they also know they will have to play the same game that every president plays. They are going to work with Congress to hold you hostage because that is how the system works.

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Everyday Average American Won’t Fight for 15

Who plans to grow up to be an everyday, average American? This country has always looked down on average, or at least we did until the word stopped meaning what it sounds like. That’s because politicians lowered the bar on average so they can claim that more Americans need help. The new goal for many Americans, like the workers engaged in the Fight for 15, is staying below average and using the government to get by.

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