Deion A. Kathawa

About Deion A. Kathawa

Deion A. Kathawa is a Mt. Vernon Fellow of the Center for American Greatness, a J.D. candidate at Notre Dame Law School, and a graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Trump Actually Is Virtuous—Where it Counts

It’s no secret that the American polity really doesn’t care about, nor does it fully understand, the role or demands of classical virtue—and that it hasn’t for a very long time. But many, especially (and hypocritically) those who derive an unhealthy thrill from scorning, mocking, and deriding any and all expressions of traditional

By | 2018-10-16T21:51:38-07:00 October 17th, 2018|

The Opening Statement Kavanaugh Should Deliver

Mr. Chairman, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to set the record straight and clear my name. Senators, I would begin by categorically stating again that the last-minute, scurrilous, uncorroborated, and bad-faith allegations that have been levied against me are totally and completely false. My record as a judge, as a husband,

By | 2018-09-26T22:24:12-07:00 September 27th, 2018|

#MeToo Madness and the Court

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Thursday released a statement indicating that Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh stood accused by an unknown someone of having done a bad but unknown something. A whisper campaign ensued, only to be dispelled on Sunday, when the Washington Post broke a story that identified the accuser

By | 2018-09-17T09:53:49-07:00 September 17th, 2018|

Polarization Over Kavanaugh Is a Good Thing

The heated polarization over Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court is a sign that the country is ripe for a serious reckoning with what makes a judicial nominee—particularly one to the U.S. Supreme Court—“qualified.” It shows that America is once more willing to take on the burden of doing politics with respect

By | 2018-09-03T20:05:40-07:00 September 4th, 2018|

Trump Is Slowly But Surely Reining in the Administrative State

Partisans of an “objective, non-partisan” civil service should be very nervous; rule of law supporters should be ecstatic. Why? Because the administrative state is now forced to be more accountable, all thanks to a little-covered move by the Trump Administration, as part of its concerted campaign to rein in the vast “fourth branch”

By | 2018-08-16T10:13:41-07:00 August 16th, 2018|

Media Bias Part… Well, Who’s Even Counting Anymore?

Americans don’t trust the media—and with good reason, as we learned earlier today. Take just the latest bit of fake news to have been cyber-vomited onto social media: according to Politico, Attorney General Jeff Sessions “joined” a “Lock her up!” chant started by a group high schoolers he was giving a speech to. But that

By | 2019-04-20T15:11:26-07:00 July 24th, 2018|

Our National Conversation on Race is a Joke

On July 4, Rodolfo Rodriguez, a 91-year-old man, was walking down the sidewalk in Los Angeles. While he was passing a woman and her 4-year-old daughter, the mother suddenly pushed him to the ground and began beating him with a brick, screaming, “Go back to your country! Go back to Mexico!” She enlisted

By | 2019-04-20T15:14:30-07:00 July 23rd, 2018|

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 | 2018-07-08T20:02:56-07:00 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 | 2018-06-05T09:32:51-07:00 June 5th, 2018|

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