America is in midst of an intense political debate about a wall at the southern border with Mexico.

In January 2019, using an address to the nation

President Trump has made his case of why the border is in crisis and his plan to spend money to build a wall on the southern border.

Others from a variety of political stripes have disagreed with both the case and the plan – often describing a border wall as more of a symbolic solution than a practical one. Here for example is what the (libertarian) Cato Institute has argued

There are experiences to learn from here, both America’s past approaches to building fences, current events related to the existing structures and news about walls and barriers around the world.

This site provides short links and commentary about those experiences, mostly from a skeptical perspective. The general goal is to post one commentary article per day for all of 2019.