Deion Kathawa

About Deion Kathawa

Deion Kathawa is a Mt. Vernon fellow of the Center for American Greatness. He is a J.D. candidate, a graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and a former Collegiate Network fellow with the Detroit News. You can follow him on Twitter @DeionKathawa

The Last Gasp of the “But Gorsuch!” Hacks

Famous last words, NeverTrumpers. With the retirement of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy—the Reagan Administration’s third choice to fill the empty seat of Associate Justice Lewis Powell, remember—President Trump has the opportunity to reshape the Supreme Court into a decidedly more originalist, textualist institution, thus fulfilling a core promise of his 2016 campaign: to

By | 2018-07-08T20:02:56+00:00 July 9th, 2018|

Masterpiece Cakeshop: The Death Knell of Religious Liberty

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed down its much-anticipated decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case about whether a Christian baker, Jack Phillips, ought to be compelled to make cakes for same-sex weddings. In the 7-2 decision, the court held that any attempt to compel Phillips in that

By | 2018-06-05T09:32:51+00:00 June 5th, 2018|

It Is Not Immoral to Deport Criminal Immigrants

George Mason University law professor Ilya Somin argued recently from his perch at the Volokh Conspiracy that “[i]mmigrants who commit offenses worthy of retribution should be punished. But they should not be subjected to any more punishment than native-born Americans who commit the same crimes. That means they should not be deported, unless

By | 2018-05-30T13:45:10+00:00 May 31st, 2018|

Suicide of the Conservative Movement

Jonah Goldberg appeared recently on “Conversations with Bill Kristol” to discuss his new book, Suicide of the West. During his chat with one of the nation’s preeminent NeverTrumpers, Goldberg betrayed a serious lack of perspective—one that is indicative of a broader problem in mainstream conservatism. In the midst of discussing politics and our

By | 2018-05-02T06:53:35+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|

The Lord Helps Evangelicals Who Help Themselves

Michael Gerson, former chief speechwriter for George W. Bush, writes ruefully in the pages of The Atlantic about “The Last Temptation” of evangelical Christians. Over the course of an excruciating 7,000 words, Gerson laments “how so many evangelicals lost their interest in decency, and how a religious tradition called by grace became defined

By | 2018-03-14T12:16:20+00:00 March 14th, 2018|

‘Shithole’-gate and Toxic Double Standards

In the wake of President Trump’s “shithole” comment (which may have been misreported), CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked a predictably leading question of Republican “strategist” Ana Navarro on his show Thursday night: “[I]s there any other way to interpret this comment other than being just racist?” Navarro was happy to oblige. After taking a

By | 2018-01-12T21:40:46+00:00 January 12th, 2018|

Judicial Supremacism Strikes Again

Judge William Haskell Alsup, a federal judge in the Northern District of California, on Tuesday blocked the Trump Administration from winding down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. An executive memo by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano created DACA in June 2012. Ordinarily, a memo could be undone by another memo

By | 2018-01-11T12:48:47+00:00 January 11th, 2018|

Abortion Remains the Left’s Lodestar

After Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, the Democrats fashioned themselves into a permanent, readily identifiable, and divisive faction—“#TheResistance”—in an unprecedented attempt to delegitimize a duly elected president and rollback the outcome of a free and fair election. It’s nearly impossible to overstate how radical this was. And yet, the Left offered

By | 2018-01-06T00:06:44+00:00 January 5th, 2018|

Boot Licking the Left

Max Boot has had his “come to Jesus” moment. In the pages of Foreign Policy magazine, we find an essay titled “2017 Was the Year I Learned About My White Privilege.” Oh, boy. The NeverTrumper had his “consciousness raised”: I have concluded that my beliefs were based more on faith than on a critical

By | 2017-12-31T12:51:00+00:00 December 31st, 2017|