To some, political correctness provides the safe space needed for people with little power in society to speak about their experiences. To others, like supporters of Donald Trump, it is a weapon that keeps them from expressing their true feelings.
Senate Democrats and some Republicans gave tentative approval to a $40 billion "border surge" bill that proposes to beef up the manpower and structural security of the U.S.-Mexico border. It is a step Democrats hope will give momentum for a bill to create a "path to citizenship" for illegal immigrants already in the United States.
Republicans in the U.S. Senate this week have indicated they'll allow votes on two bills — one that would reform the country's immigration system and another that would provide for background checks in all commercial gun sales. Whether they'll pass, though, remains to be seen.