PAULA PETRIK

On the one hand, you are correct, Bruce: yes, what I right is my opinion; on the other hand, you are dead wrong. my opinion is supported by any number of sources. The first is chit-chat; the second is argument.

I'll try to respond in a civil, productive manner. You list those killed by illegal immigrants but fail to make any comparison to the far, far larger number killed by legal citizens. There are any number of studies that show conclusively that illegal immigrant crime is infinitesimal compare…

John, we are trying to have civil debate/conversation here. Your remarks are hardly pertinent. Nonetheless, let me try to respond although replying really tries my patience. You have to focus on the debate/conversation/argument at hand. Your comment has no evidentiary base. At the moment, yo…

Bruce, you have to read all the comments and stay with the conversation. It is also helpful to differentiate between the IR article, comments, and replies. See my initial response to the IR article and Gary Carlson's rejoinder.

Hmmm. I seem to have attracted a crowd. I no longer live in Sidney so have no knowledge of the field workers' legal status. And I have no knowledge of Sidney's Sugar's (now a subsidiary of Crystal Sugar) hiring practices. I do know that Sidney has the largest Latino population relative to it…

Gary, unfortunately, you just can't resist a little snark. Yes, I do know "a little history." How about a PhD and a career at three universities? (I use my real name when I comment, so why not do a little Google work.) Be forewarned, Gary, I'm being nice. Your arguments are loose, …

Well said, LW.

Latin American countries must decide their own futures. There are, however, ways of assisting them to better government short of invoking the Monroe Doctrine and its intrinsic use of military power.. (All the foregoing, however, is a conversation for another day.) Of course, an invocation of…

It would seem that Senator Sales is no more a "fiscal conservative" than I am Queen of the May.

Gary, I appreciate your comment but I beg to differ. There is no difference. The proposed southern border wall is "locking people in" just as the Berlin Wall did. The majority of those who are seeking to enter the US are families seeking asylum . They are being "locked in"…