I’ve been searching for discussion on these issues in the headlines today and haven’t been able to find anything. Feel free to link to threads on them if I’ve just missed them. But assuming they are not being talked about, this is as good a place as any.
Pending deportation raids:
It seems to me that they had to do this to avoid the misperception that just anyone can run to the US and claim asylum. Plus these raids target people who are already under deportation orders, so I’m not sure what the controversy is about.
Puerto Rico bailout:
I like the idea of bankruptcy. States should be allowed to declare bankruptcy. That’s how the market handles such things. I also believe that if they do that, they should reap the consequences of having difficulty borrowing and at higher interest rates. I don’t support a taxpayer bailout. The borrowers and the creditors should pay, not the whole country.
Jim Webb looks closer to running as an independent:
It looks to me like he’s just angry, and spite has never made for very good independent runs. Nevertheless, he does occupy the sweet spot for independent candidacies(the populist center), so could make some noise if he can get backing.