What You Missed from Michael Horowitz’s Testimony

In the media’s rush to exploit the plight of migrant children this week, the public testimony of Michael Horowitz has been buried or, more likely, ignored by the news media. Horowitz, the Justice Department’s inspector general, testified for more than 10 hours on Capitol Hill, taking questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on

By | 2018-06-21T23:53:30+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|

Trump’s Message: Full Transparency to Restore Trust

Back in the day, I wrote for a president. Not speeches, mind you, but special correspondence and proclamations. Watching this entire nauseating mess with the Justice Department and the FBI—agencies that many believe are corrupt to their core—I thought I'd write a statement for President Donald J. Trump that he could use to

By | 2018-06-21T14:40:40+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|

Peter Strzok and Lisa Page: A Deep-State Love Story

Maybe I’m a hopeless romantic clinging to an old-fashioned idea that power really is “the ultimate aphrodisiac,” as Henry Kissinger once said. So while pundits debate how the Justice Department and FBI will ever recover from the latest inspector general’s report, I find myself wondering . . . hoping that Washington’s most famous

By | 2018-06-21T14:22:05+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|

Trumping the Rule of Law

The outrage over the “crisis at the border” raises a question about the principles of NeverTrump conservatives. They whine about President Trump undermining or attacking legal norms and institutions practically on a daily basis. Now they want him to change the law unilaterally or ignore it outright. On the surface, these “principled conservatives” have

By | 2018-06-21T07:55:31+00:00 June 21st, 2018|

Fake News Finally Scores on Trump

The media earlier this week reported breathlessly that President Trump was separating children from their parents at the border and placing them in cages. Trump was doing it, commentators claimed, because he is a mean, racist jerk, and this finally proved it. It was fake news, as usual. For the first time, though,

By | 2018-06-21T04:12:59+00:00 June 21st, 2018|

Trump’s Immigration Policies Aren’t Like Japanese Internment

I rarely feel sympathy for Members of Congress, least of all Maryland Democrat Elijah Cummings, but his tearful plea about separating children from their illegal immigrant parents—“What country is that?”—moves even as it exasperates.   Far worse than Cummings’ emoting are the hysterical attacks by the media and sanctimonious elites on the Trump

By | 2018-06-21T23:57:26+00:00 June 21st, 2018|

Delusion About Detentions: On Family Separation at the Border

Upstanding journalists, their fellow right-minded pundits, and progressive elected official friends are outraged! Part one of two. According to them, the Trump Administration’s approach to immigration enforcement is cruel, un-American, inhumane, barbaric, and even medically dangerous. NeverTrump’s go-to former Bush official, General Michael Hayden, took the hand-wringing and hyperbole to a new level

By | 2018-06-20T11:15:59+00:00 June 20th, 2018|

Space Nationalism Now!

Donald Trump has yet again followed through on one of his promises: he is reinvigorating America’s space policy. The White House has finally taken seriously those of us who have called for the weaponization of space. Placing strategic weapons into orbit would better defend the United States from attack, as well as threaten

By | 2018-06-19T18:18:05+00:00 June 20th, 2018|

Remittances: Illegal Immigration’s $30 Billion ‘Hidden Tax’

Paris. The year is 1788. The air is heavy with the scent of impending revolution. Some praise the king in hushed whispers, others shout “Liberté! Egalité! Fraternité!” in the streets. Either way, the time for talk is over. How did it get to this point? The hopeful specter of radical liberalism played its

By | 2018-06-21T04:23:53+00:00 June 20th, 2018|