Published by Dan Calabrese
Oh for crying out loud. Trump is doing exactly what he said all along that he would do. It's not about "banning a religion" or "hating Muslims." It's about recognizing that the perpetrators of just about every major terrorist act in recent years have come from within a certain subset of the global population, and that we're doing almost nothing as it stands right now to vet these people before we let them into the country.
Putting a halt to it until we come up with a more effective vetting method should be a basic fundamental from Governing 101. And if the Washington Post doesn't think there's any threat from refugees, maybe it could consult, oh, I don't know . . . the Washington Post to find out about that.
But there's only one priority for the Post these days, and that's the War Against Donald Trump, so instead of a clear-eyed look at this issue, we get hysterics like this: