The Week August 13-20


Another Mariel in the Making?

It is the largest Cuban migration since the 1980 Mariel boat lift. With hundreds of refugees arriving in Florida daily, Governor Lawton Chiles called the situation critical and declared a state of emergency. The White House, no longer insisting that the refugee flow was "manageable," abruptly reversed a 28-year-old policy of admitting virtually all Cubans seeking to enter the U.S. and announced that all Cuban refugees will now be detained and processed like other illegal aliens.

Reviving the Crime Bill

The Administration's moribund crime bill got some emergency treatment from three influential members of the...

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