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.

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 | 2018-05-30T13:45:10-07:00 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 | 2018-05-02T06:53:35-07:00 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 | 2019-04-20T17:46:09-07:00 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 | 2018-01-12T21:40:46-07:00 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 | 2018-01-11T12:48:47-07:00 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 | 2018-01-06T00:06:44-07:00 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 | 2017-12-31T12:51:00-07:00 December 31st, 2017|

On Title IX, Bureaucrats are a Law Unto Themselves

An associate general counsel from a top law school in the Midwest recently gave a presentation at my law school. Although the talk was largely apolitical and meant mainly to present us with an example of a potential career path for lawyers, Title IX loomed large. In our polarized times, especially while speaking

By | 2017-10-27T13:06:15-07:00 October 27th, 2017|

Conservatives Need to Stop Indulging Leftist Narratives

The Daily Wire recently posted a short, satirical video (since removed) mocking those who gleefully take offense at the most imperceptible of slights. In this case, that we celebrate Columbus Day (and not, as they would prefer, “Indigenous Peoples Day”). The video depicted Native Americans savagely killing one another and cannibalizing the dead.

By | 2017-10-12T10:49:38-07:00 October 11th, 2017|

What the #GoogleMemo Reveals About the Left

Much digital ink has been spilled over the recent #GoogleMemo incident: why former Google employee James Damore should have been fired, why he shouldn’t have been fired, what this says about political correctness, what this says about conservatives’ hypocrisy and fitness for the tech industry, etc. But precious little has been said about

By | 2017-08-14T18:01:49-07:00 August 11th, 2017|

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