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Young Voices in the news (Feb 23rd – March 9th)



We Don’t Need Climate Planners to Be Our Population Planners (FEE) – Josh Smith

Cruelty toward immigrants is bipartisan (RARE) – Ruben Pacheco

Your Tattoos Are Problematic (REASON MAGAZINE) – Liz Wolfe

The Trump administration throws a lifeline to ObamaCare victims (THE HILL) – Charlie Katebi

War Powers: Return to Congress (REAL CLEAR DEFENSE) – Michael Shindler

On “merit-based” immigration, Republicans love big government (RARE) – Brad Polumbo

If Concealed Carry Reciprocity Would Violates State’s Rights, So Does The Civil Rights Act (THE FEDERALIST) – Matthew Larosiere

Are ‘Defense Hawks’ and ‘Fiscal Conservatives’ at Odds? (REAL CLEAR DEFENSE) – Jake Grant

Iceland Could Start a Worldwide Shift Away From Circumcision (SPLICE) – Sam Dunkovich

Kim Kardashian West highlights the beauty of markets (RARE) – Tirzah Duren

Trumponomics Challenges Mainstream Fiscal Paradigms (REAL CLEAR POLICY) – Albert Gustafson

Podcast #101: Real talk on merit-based immigration

Bradley Polumbo is a Young Voices Advocate at UMass who recently wrote in Rare about the issue of immigration. He writes:

“So what’s the real reason Trump, and some Republicans, are so willing to embrace big government to keep “unskilled” immigrants out? Consider the fact that our president pushed the conspiracy that former President Obama wasn’t born in the US, once called for a blanket ban on Muslims entering the country, and was sued for housing discrimination against black people—it shouldn’t be hard to see why.”

Today he joined the YV Podcast to explain why he thinks Republicans are backing big government on immigration.

#101: Real talk on merit-based immigration