Let’s Thank Mueller for His Service—And Show Him the Door

Show me the man, and I’ll find you the crime.” So said Lavrentiy Beria, the head of the Soviet secret police, to his boss Josef Stalin. The remark underscores the disposition of totalitarian states to their unfortunate subjects. There, an investigation often starts with the undesirable persons the state wishes to find guilty

By | 2017-12-07T20:22:32+00:00 December 7th, 2017|

Liberal Hatred of Hillsdale is Really Hatred of Self-Government

The Frederick Douglass statue at Hillsdale College. Visit the Hillsdale College website and the first thing you see is a quote from President Larry P. Arnn: “Hillsdale offers an education designed to equip human beings for self-government.” Scroll down a little further and discover a whole section dedicated to the importance of “elevating

By | 2017-12-07T17:34:00+00:00 December 7th, 2017|

Smashing the Oligarchy

Need more proof that a corrupt oligarchy rules America? Look no further than the forced retirement of John Conyers, who sat in Congress for more than half a century. Due to the increasing volume of sexual assault allegations against him—the newest one involves Conyers’ fondling of a woman during a church service 10

By | 2017-12-07T14:30:58+00:00 December 7th, 2017|

How is Equality Baked into Our Constitution?

The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case, and the specific legal questions surrounding Jack Phillips's work, have been discussed at length elsewhere, and in any event can be expected to come to a practical conclusion in a few months.

By | 2017-12-06T11:55:21+00:00 December 5th, 2017|

Don’t Reform the CFPB: Burn It Down, Salt the Earth

Interim CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney Washington, D.C. is a town full of acronyms and Orwellian Doublespeak. But one of the newer alphabet-soup agencies is causing a particular stir of late—the ironically named Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Just the other day President Trump tweeted, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB,

By | 2017-11-29T12:09:38+00:00 November 29th, 2017|

Against Net Neutrality

Net neutrality has a nice ring to it. Who doesn’t want an even playing field? But the internet evolved rapidly in a deregulated environment. And most of its trappings—a lack of censorship, equal access, tremendous diversity of viewpoint, an alternative means of accessing media, and deep stores of information—evolved before net neutrality was

By | 2017-11-27T12:39:01+00:00 November 27th, 2017|

Mueller’s Collusion Illusion

By now, it’s impossible to believe there was no collusion involving foreign powers in the 2016 presidential election. It's just that the campaign in question isn’t Trump’s. If you've missed the evidence pointing to Clinton collusion, you've not been following the events precipitating—and now engulfing—the Mueller investigation very carefully.With the initial set of indictments

By | 2017-11-14T14:21:07+00:00 November 12th, 2017|

It Did Happen Here—How Fascism Came to America

 Sinclair Lewis’s 1935 satiric novel about a fascist takeover, It Can’t Happen Here, has made a furious comeback at the expense of the maligned Donald Trump. That it is an act of supreme political ignorance for anyone to think Lewis’s novel somehow foreshadows the rise of Trump has not prevented such ignorance from manifesting

By | 2017-11-10T14:59:30+00:00 November 10th, 2017|

Corruption, Globalized

As long as there has been politics, there has been corruption. So the investigative hand-grenades which have been flying for the past year, first at the Trump campaign, now at Mrs. Clinton’s, are not exactly new in American political life. What is new, however, is the geography. Corruption used to be something American

By | 2017-11-07T11:20:56+00:00 November 7th, 2017|