On Monday's edition of The Chad Hasty Show, Washington Times columnist and political analyst Matt Mackowiak joined the show to discuss recent news and events.

Mackowiak and Hasty talked about the complex issues surrounding the U.S. border, detention, and what is done with families that cross illegally, as well as last weekend's Texas Republican Party Convention.

The two alternatives here are: Are we not going to prosecute people who enter illegally? Or, are we going to put children in federal facilities with their parents? None of those are good options.

Listen to the entire interview with Matt Mackowiak in the video above.

Matt Mackowiak is a political analyst, a columnist for the Washington Times, and is the co-founder of the bipartisan political news blog Must Read Texas. Don't miss Mackowiak's Washington Times podcast, "Mack on Politics".

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