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.

Memo to DeVos: Roll Back the Title IX Madness

Imagine for a moment you’re the male student at Amherst College, who, after a night out drinking with friends, accompanied a fellow student back to her dorm room. While you’re blacked out, she performs oral sex on you. Nearly two years later, she accuses you of sexual assault—and you’re expelled. Before you object:

By | 2017-07-23T21:02:10-07:00 July 19th, 2017|

Conservatism Must First Recover What It Seeks to Conserve

Since the election of Donald Trump as the nation’s 45th president, essays about conservatism—what it is, how it ought to relate to Trump—are all the rage. Some—like Greg Weiner’s “Conservatism’s Constitutional Moment”—argue that the right way to understand conservatism is to view it as a disposition committed to conservation. Without that orientation, he

By | 2017-07-06T14:21:10-07:00 July 3rd, 2017|

Some Perspective on Trump and Media Madness

Since May 9th, the nonstop coverage of Trump—all of it extremely and damningly negative―has focused on supposed scandals that are, in Twitter’s parlance, “Big, if true.” Among the things we are asked to consider are dozens of reports from the press about how Trump fired Comey, how concerning that is, how Trump called

By | 2017-06-04T18:47:59-07:00 June 1st, 2017|

The Hellscape of an SJW’s “City in Speech”

A curious document has begun to make the rounds on social media. The “Alternatives/Substitutes for Problematic Language” (you now need to request permission to view the document . . . hmmm) is a remarkably candid distillation of what the Social Justice/campus Left in particular and the political Left more broadly have been agitating

By | 2017-05-18T16:24:25-07:00 May 12th, 2017|

What “Make America Great Again” Really Means

Donald Trump’s wholly unprecedented political disruption and victory is still working itself out and will surely reverberate in the public’s consciousness for years to come. It also added a new phrase to our national political vocabulary: “Make America Great Again.” The press, the Left, and the anti-Trump faction of the conservative Right want

By | 2017-05-12T21:20:28-07:00 May 9th, 2017|

How to Actually Fix SCOTUS

Judge Gorsuch of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has recently been confirmed as Justice Gorsuch of the United States Supreme Court. Since then, there have been laments in the pages of The New York Times that the Supreme Court is “broken,” while others insist that the Court’s politicization and status as a

By | 2017-04-21T16:37:31-07:00 April 16th, 2017|

What Plagues Gorsuch’s Critics is Ignorance, Not Originalism

Ken Levy, an associate professor of law at Louisiana State University, recently took to the pages of the New York Times to lend his voice to the fevered, en vogue, and media-driven fusillades against Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch and his judicial philosophy: originalism. He also echoed Senator Diane Feinstein who, last week, smeared

By | 2017-04-03T06:55:45-07:00 April 1st, 2017|

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