To reasonable Americans, it would appear that the backlash over North Carolina's HB2 legislation is the reaction to an egregious injustice. North Carolina governor Pat McCrory sees it differently.
I want to whack certain people with a Bible verse. When ostentatiously "Christian" politicians malign Muslims or play into racist fears of Syrian or Latino refugees, I want to bash them with the biblical teachings they are ignoring.
The governors opposing the admission of refugees are inspired in their opposition by the Paris attack of two weeks ago that killed 130 people. They have forgotten what life is like in the United States without the terrorists even being admitted.
On Sunday, the governors of Michigan and Alabama announced that they would not accept Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks. By Tuesday, 26 others had followed suit. While such knee-jerking might get politicians a bump in the polls, they won't make Americans any safer.
Unfortunately, conservatives in the U.S. and Europe seem to want to do all the wrong things.
More than a dozen GOP governors wrote a letter to President Barack Obama, vowing to keep state-level sanctions on Iran despite the nuclear deal. But can a state really circumvent the U.S. President's policy on sanctions? A U.S. Supreme Court case from several years ago could block that plan.
Republican governors across the nation are proposing tax increases — and backing off pledges to cut taxes — as they strike
Budget Blues Many newly elected and re-elected Republican governors stormed into office pledging to cut taxes. Now, in the
Legislators in the 24 states where Republicans now hold total control plan to push a series of aggressive policy initiatives
Everybody agrees that Republicans will win the midterm elections and stand a better-than-ever chance of controlling the Senate