Donald R. McClarey

Trump Strikes Trade Deal With Mexico

    Chalk up another victory for the blue collar billionaire: US President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced a new US-Mexico trade deal on Monday, completing a major step toward the renegotiation of the North American

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Donald R. McClarey

INIQUIS AFFLICTISQUE

Continuing our Lenten look at great Encyclicals, we come to INIQUIS AFFLICTISQUE, the condemnation of the Mexican government of the Catholic Church issued by Pope Pius XI on November 18, 1926.  The ongoing persecution of the Church had led to

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Donald R. McClarey

October 16, 1909: So Close to the United States

Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States. Porfirio Diaz Of all the colorful figures that populate Mexican history, few are more colorful than Porfirio Diaz.   The scion of a devout Catholic family with ambitions

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Punitive Expedition Gets Under Way

In the wake of Pancho Villa’s raid on Columbus, New Mexico, go here to read about it, the US wasted no time in putting together a punitive force to enter Mexico and destroy or disperse Villa’s forces: Fort Sam Houston, Texas,

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A Brief Thought on Immigration

Conservatives are fairly comfortable with the point that if you ban or severely restrict guns, than only the criminals will be armed. Let’s then ask ourselves: If we ban or severely restrict immigration (most especially from a right-next-door country with

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What If A Law Can't Be Enforced?

The discussions here about Arizona’s new attempt at enforcing immigration law have set me thinking about a more general question: What should we do as a body politic in a situation in which a law we have passed seems impossible

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Illegal Aliens Boycott Arizona

The State of Arizona is only enforcing what is already law at the federal level.  That being said and myself being the son of a legal immigrant from the nation of Mexico, the May Day protests and the highly unbalanced

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