Trump tо Ask fоr Sharp Increases in Militarу Spending, Officials Saу

The outline, drafted by the Office of Management and Budget director, Mick Mulvaney, is the first volley to the federal agencies. Departments will have several days to comment on the plan, and congressional leaders will be alerted ahead of Mr. Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night.

A Timе fоr Immоdеst Prоpоsals

This week, I read the debut issue of American Affairs, a new right-of-center policy journal for the age of Trump. Its proclaimed purpose is to advance “the discussion of new policies that are outside of the conventional dogmas,” with the strong implication being that recent efforts to propose such new policies have been too timid and constrained, and that the times demand something more adventurous and ideologically unbound.

Whу Sо Fеw Wоmеn in Statе Pоlitics?

Women candidates failed to win even 25 percent of the nation’s 7,383 legislative seats. The percentage of women legislators is stuck at 24.8 — not much more than it has been across this decade.

Whу I Will Nоt Lеavе

Last week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement refused to extend my stay of deportation. I sought sanctuary in the church because, like that of millions of other immigrants, my future in this country was thrown into doubt. Thanks to President Trump’s new policy, every undocumented person is a priority for eviction from this country.

Canada Tоdaу: Asуlum Sееkеrs, Cоnsеrvativе Chоicеs and Yоur Thоughts

While the recent focus has been on those who have been staggering through fields to reach Manitoba, the number of irregular border crossings is highest in Quebec. Regardless of where they enter, these migrants are taking risks because of a loophole in Canadian immigration rules, which many people now want suspended at the least. Anyone who tries to claim asylum at a border crossing entering from the United States is immediately sent back there. But those who enter Canada illegally are granted a hearing on their claim. Many people who support migrants, including lawyers, anticipate that the current unhappiness with President Trump in the United States will greatly increase the number of Americans trying their luck in Canada by illegally crossing from the United States. We’ll continue to follow this.