'We need to reestablish and enforce credible limits on immigration'
Jeremy Beck in the New York Post
People "of all political stripes" want to curb an "unprecedented flood" of migrants overwhelming cities like New York, says Jeremy Beck in the New York Post. Something similar happened in the decades after the Civil War, when millions "flocked to America" from Southern and Eastern Europe. "The situation benefited slumlords and sweatshop owners but few others." Then as now, the solution is for Congress to "humanely, but credibly, scale immigration back to a more sustainable level."
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'The only Republican who can still beat Trump'
Jennifer Rubin in The Washington Post
"Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has taken on the unmistakable aura of a loser," says Jennifer Rubin in The Washington Post. Other presidential candidates hoping to "save the Republican Party from itself" aren't any better. Except Nikki Haley. The former South Carolina governor is winning over influential donors, including the Koch network. "That hardly makes her a likely winner," but she's the only Republican who doesn't threaten democracy and "has a chance to disable Trump."
'The increasing links between Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea'
Robbie Gramer in Foreign Policy
"The axis of evil is back," says Robbie Gramer in Foreign Policy. Two decades after former President George W. Bush warned about "a growing alliance between China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea," Moscow is "leaning on Iranian and North Korean arms" and Chinese economic support for its Ukraine war. Suddenly, politicians are fretting again about these "deeply connected" foes. But "lumping" such "disparate powers together" could "lead to a new generation of U.S. foreign-policy debacles."
'A dark road, where killing is just a matter of finding the right rationale, the right time'
Gregg Gonsalves in The Nation
The Israel-Hamas conflict is "horrific," says Gregg Gonsalves in The Nation. But arguing what's worse, "indiscriminate killing of thousands of Palestinians" or Hamas attacks and hostage-taking in Israel, suggests that violence can be "justified" or "condoned" if it's for the right political cause. It's all "barbaric." We should stand "against violence and for peace" as a matter of public health. "Violence is a choice, not an imperative," and "choosing peace is something" everyone can do.
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