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President Felipe Calderón’s State Visit and the Double Standard Mexico Enjoys

By George W. Grayson, May 21, 2010

Just imagine if President Barrack Obama paid a state visit to Mexico, which included a welcome highlighted by pomp and circumstances when his helicopter arrived on the South Lawn of the White House, an elaborate luncheon hosted by top officials at the State Department, and a State Dinner at Los Pinos.

Then suppose that Obama addressed the Mexican Congress and sharply scolded them for domestic problems that irritated him and complicated bilateral relations. Read more...

Some Thoughts about the Drug War, the Clinton Visit, and Mexico’s Elite

By George W. Grayson, March 24, 2010

The Washington Post recently editorialized that … “it’s hard to think of a higher [White House] priority than stabilizing a neighbor and major trading partner.” Statements from the Clinton entourage echo this naïve belief that Uncle Sam can fix intractable problems abroad, especially in an adjacent nation. Read more...

'Broken Taillights'

By George W. Grayson, October 12, 2009

Today's New York Times, whose editorial writers have never met an illegal alien they didn't like, excoriates Phoenix's elected Sheriff Joe Arpaio for apprehending those who have sneaked across the border unlawfully. They lambaste his "indiscriminate neighborhood raids [that] use infractions like broken taillights as pretexts for mass immigration arrests." Have these paladins of the Fourth Estate forgotten how an urban version of this approach -- "Broken Windows" advanced by James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling -- helped reduce crime in the Big Apple? Read more...