“Central American refugees are not about to mount a mass assault on the border. And on the whole, far from posing a danger to public safety, the presence of undocumented foreigners enhances public safety,” writes Steve Chapman.
“Never in a million years did I think I'd soon be living in a world in which my child would be sitting in history class believing that there was an active shooter roaming his school's hallways and that people were about to die,” writes Esther J. Cepeda.
“If the Cohen investigation ends up implicating Trump in crimes, he will have no one to blame but himself,” writes Noah Feldman.
“It's been well documented in studies going back nearly a century that the foreign-born are involved in crime at significantly lower rates than their U.S.-born peers,” writes Esther J. Cepeda.
“If you want a particularly exquisite hypocritical moment, consider that last Thursday, the very day when Trump had to admit his lies on the Stormy Daniels payoff, the president tweeted in commemoration of the National Day of Prayer,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr.
“Rosenstein is ultimately responsible for the state of this investigation. On the merits, he should be fired and replaced by someone willing to exercise proper oversight of the special counsel,” writes Rich Lowry.
“The only thing Trump enjoys more than boasting about himself is hearing others brag for him,” writes Steve Chapman.
“Like with the anti-vaccination movement, a contempt for science can have a human cost. The risks are very real when societies become detached from reality,” writes Michael Gerson.
There’s no great mystery about what works: competitive selection and competitive salaries, plus incentives and opportunities for professional development. But the formula isn’t cheap and it can’t be done overnight.