All posts by Stephen Mackey

The Last 48 Hours of Border Policy Explained

Between Kirstjen Nielson resigning and a district court saying that Trump can’t send asylum seekers in Mexico we’ve had a lot to digest recently. The problem, overflowing detention centers. Here’s how both of these updates impact the solving of that problem.

Trump Nominates Herman Cain and Stephen Moore for the Federal Reserve

People are accusing Trump’s most recent Federal Reserve Board nominees of being partisan Trump Yes men. Here’s the monetary philosophies of these two nominees based on their past and why some people are concerned.

Why All the Reporting on The Green New Deal Is Wrong

I know that’s quite a bold claim, but hear me out. The Green New Deal is a nonbinding resolution, meaning that if it gets voted into law, nothing legally will change. The point of the Green New Deal, as this video will show is actually to set a goal for all future legislation, as opposed to revolutionize our system.

Why is Trump Threatening a Border Shutdown? Trump and AMLO’s Opposing Immigration Philosophies

Trump recently threatened to shut down the border with Mexico? The question now is why. It comes down to opposing philosophies on immigration between Trump and AMLO. As the president of the Migration Policy Institute in Washington put it, “The great irony here is that you have one administration north of the border that rhetorically thinks only in terms of enforcement and one south of the border that rhetorically thinks in terms of getting rid of enforcement.” Here’s what’s going on with this continuing international conflict.

Trump Just Successfully Banned the Bump Stock… Wait, What?

In a story out of left field, the bump stock attachments that can make semi automatic weapons capable of operating like a machine gun are now banned. Specifically the Supreme Court refused to hear the appeals case making this the single biggest A.T.F. seizure of private property in history. Here’s exactly what happened.

Obamacare Repeal Gets a Second Life; Texas v. United States

After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 got rid of the Individual Mandate tax, a new front in the healthcare debate opened up. The question now is whether, legally, the Affordable Care Act can exist without the individual mandate?

From Mueller to You; The Steps to Publishing and Censoring this Report

Robert Mueller just sent his report to Attorney General William Barr, triggering a long and controversial process. Here’s how this report will travel from Mueller to the rest of us.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative Finds A Home In Italy

Xi Jinping is currently in Italy looking for their official support regarding his Belt and Road Initiative. This would be the first G7 member to endorse the program. None of the other G7 members are thrilled about this. Here’s what’s going on.

Nielsen v. Preap; Detaining Legal Immigrants Just got Easier

The Supreme Court just ruled that if you’re an immigrant that commits a crime, you can be detained by ICE at any time after your release from jail, sometimes decades later, and thrown into a detention center until your deportation case is completed without the opportunity to have a bail hearing. What does any of that mean? How did they reach those conclusions? This video answers those questions.