Donald Trump wanted a wall because his brain can only spit out simple solutions to complex problems. So, away America went building a “big beautiful wall” on the southern border, which amounted to plastering a steel and cement bandage on a broken bone. There are real solutions, hard solutions, to balancing effective border security and our collective humanity, but let’s build a thousand-mile wall through the desert for billions and billions of dollars instead. Why? “Walls work,” they said. So did fax machines.

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