Sierra Rayne, American Thinker

Sierra Rayne

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Past articles by Sierra:

Denmark finally realizes it has a non-Western immigration problem

Too little, too late? → Read More

Not all trade is equal

Free-traders, beware: there's a big difference between trade in goods and trade in services. → Read More

The Sino-Mexican Influence in America's Backyard

The progressive encroachment of Chinese interests on the U.S. southern and northern borders represents a core national security threat in America's most immediate sphere of influence. → Read More

Is this obscure Chinese company set to wreck America from the north?

The USA's security is being compromised by Canada's naïve treatment of a Chinese corporate threat. → Read More

Texas oil manager becomes chief of staff to Canadian socialist politician

A capitalist will sell you the rope used to hang him with – and train the hangman, evidently. → Read More

Mexican Cartels Fill the Void in a Post-FARC Colombia

The United States may need to take a greater interest in Colombia to effectively combat the Mexican cartels. → Read More

Are trade deficits good? Ask 60 years' worth of data

The idea that reducing the U.S. trade deficit would increase economic growth gets people foaming at the mouth. But it may be right. → Read More

Winters in San Antonio ain't getting warmer

Another suspicious global warming claim goes up in smoke. → Read More

Cooler Heads Need to Prevail on Texas Climate Predictions

Climate predictions are hard, and the record in Texas has not been promising of late. → Read More

EU admits: Jihadist terrorism has cost economy hundreds of billions

A report directly links the increasing costs of terrorism with Muslim immigration. → Read More

Combined military expenditures of China and Russia now exceed the United States

The time we've been warning has come. → Read More

Blog: Market cap decline due to Target boycott reaches $11 billion

As the Queen of Denial, Target's CEO Brian Cornell claims that his company's bathroom policy has nothing to do with the massive loss in market cap experienced by Target since the policy came into force on April 19. Back in late May, Cornell performed a Milli Vanilli and blamed it on the rain, claiming that "t's been a very wet and cold start to the year, and it's reflected in our sales[.] ... We… → Read More

Blog: Far too early to rule out terrorism in the Fort McMurray fire

In the aftermath of the wildfire that burned through much of Fort McMurray in northern Alberta, rumors have been floating that the fire may have been intentionally started for the specific purpose that it achieved. Writing in the National Post, Tristin Hopper claims that he will be "ebunking the Fort McMurray rumours: No, the fire wasn't started by ISIL, eco-terrorists or Rachel Notley." For a… → Read More

Articles: The Ukraine-ISIS Alliance

Back in February, The Intercept was the first media outlet to reveal clear linkages between ISIS and Ukraine. The article by Marcin Mamon begins by recounting how the leader of the Islamic State's underground branch in Istanbul was headed to Ukraine to join other members of ISIS in fighting those from Eastern Ukraine that want further autonomy from Kiev and a likely political alliance with… → Read More

Blog: Mexico's economic parasitism on the United States

The United States' relationship with Mexico has undergone a seismic shift over the past several decades. In 1970, there were fewer than a million Mexican immigrants in the U.S., a number that had remained approximately constant since the early 20th century. Then, starting in the early 1970s, the number of Mexican immigrants exploded, reaching a very conservatively estimated peak (aka almost… → Read More

Blog: Texas poll: Illegal immigration is the greatest threat to the United States

A new poll released by the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune – conducted before the Paris terrorist attacks – reveals that Texas voters overwhelmingly view illegal immigration and foreign terrorist groups as the greatest threats facing the United States. As the Tribune reported, Daron Shaw – co-director of the poll and a professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin – said… → Read More

Blog: Pew poll: Between 63 million and 287 million ISIS supporters in just 11 countries

A new poll by the Pew Research Center reveals significant levels of support for ISIS within the Muslim world. In 11 representative nation-states, up to 14 percent of the population has a favorable opinion of ISIS, and upwards of 62 percent "don't know" whether or not they have a favorable opinion of the Islamist group. In Pakistan, a nuclear weapons state, only 28 percent of the public view ISIS… → Read More

Blog: Seattle's post-marijuana legalization crime wave

It turns out that Denver, Colorado may not be the only major American city seeing an increase in crime following marijuana legalization. Seattle, Washington looks to be experiencing some blowback as well. According to the Drug Policy Alliance, "[a]dult possession of marijuana became legal [in Washington State] on December 6, 2012, 30 days after the passage of I-502, the voter-approved initiative… → Read More

Blog: Following opening of retail pot stores in 2014, crime explodes in Denver during 2015

Throughout 2014 and early 2015, marijuana legalization advocates were trumpeting the supposed reduction in rates of some specific crimes for Denver, Colorado since the first retail marijuana stores officially opened in the state on January 1, 2014. More objective analyses told a very different story (see, e.g., articles here at AT on April 9, April 12, and June 18, and at the CFP on April 16 and… → Read More