Look who’s building a border wall now

Look who’s building a border wall now


Jason Riley is an opinion columnist at the Wall Street Journal, where his column, Upward Mobility, has been published since 2016. He is also a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and provides television commentary for various media outlets.

Mr. Riley, winner of the 2018 Bradley Prize, is the author of four books: “Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders” (2008); “Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Are Making It Harder for Black People to Succeed” (2014); “Fake black power? » (2017); and “Maverick: A Biography of Thomas Sowell” (2021).

Mr. Riley joined the newspaper in 1994 as an editor in the national news bureau in New York. He moved to the editorial page in 1995, was named senior editorial page editor in 2000, and became a member of the editorial board in 2005. He joined the Manhattan Institute in 2015.

Born in Buffalo, New York, Mr. Riley earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

He has also worked for USA Today and Buffalo News.



With a penchant for words, Eleon Smith began writing at an early age. As editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper, he honed his skills telling impactful stories. Smith went on to study journalism at Columbia University, where he graduated top of his class. After interning at the New York Times, Smith landed a role as a news writer. Over the past decade, he has covered major events like presidential elections and natural disasters. His ability to craft compelling narratives that capture the human experience has earned him acclaim. Though writing is his passion, Eleon also enjoys hiking, cooking and reading historical fiction in his free time. With an eye for detail and knack for storytelling, he continues making his mark at the forefront of journalism.
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