Robert Mueller Needs to Answer Some Crucial Questions—If Only Republicans Would Ask Them

Editor's Note:  The following is a memo crafted by the author as it ought to be written to Special Counsel, Robert Mueller from the two Judiciary Committee chairmen in Congress.   If only . . . From: Charles Grassley - Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee & Bob Goodlatte - Chairman, House Judiciary Committee To: Robert Mueller - Special Counsel, Department

By | 2017-06-23T20:24:42+00:00 June 20th, 2017|

The General Warrant and the Politics of Personal Destruction

At her press conference following last week’s assassination attempt on Representative Steve Scalise and other Republican members of Congress, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stated: “Somewhere in the 90s, Republicans decided on a politics of personal destruction as they went after the Clintons, and that is the provenance of it, and that is what

By | 2017-06-23T05:39:33+00:00 June 20th, 2017|

Prove Naysayers Wrong, Get Tax Reform Moving Now

Here’s some potentially bad news: According to the June 2017 National Association for Business Economists’ (NABE) report, a survey of professional business forecasters, the Trump administration’s plans to overhaul the federal tax system isn’t likely to happen until 2018. If true, it would be a serious mistake on the part of the administration

By | 2017-06-22T23:08:31+00:00 June 19th, 2017|

Campus Chaos, and How to Fix It

This year will go down as the year of the Great Academic Meltdown. At campuses from  Yale and  Middlebury to Evergreen State and Berkeley, violence has shut down the free exchange of ideas and at times the very possibility of rational discussion. How is this possible, and what can be done about it?

By | 2017-06-22T18:55:36+00:00 June 19th, 2017|

Trump’s Way Out of the Progressive Labyrinth

In every single week of the Trump presidency, the investigators and attorneys of FBI Director James Comey or, subsequently, of special counsel Robert Mueller, have leaked information that President Donald Trump was under investigation for either colluding with the Russians or obstructing justice—allegations so far without any substantiating evidence. In the case of

By | 2017-06-22T16:55:44+00:00 June 19th, 2017|

Democrat Violence was Predictable

The attempted mass murder of several Republican members of Congress by a lone Bernie Sanders Democrat was the foreseeable fruit of the “Resist!” movement. I know: I predicted it. Barring a change of approach on the anti-Trump side, more such extremism is likely. Anomalous response to President Trump has been the Democrats’ strategy

By | 2017-06-22T02:41:25+00:00 June 18th, 2017|

Victory in Afghanistan is Still Possible

“When Americans suffer casualties, they run away from battle,” the high-ranking Taliban commander, Seif Galali, famously told an Al Jazeera interviewer in 2009, after U.S. forces withdrew from the Nuristan Province, due to fierce Taliban resistance. Around that time, Marine Corps platoon leader Lieutenant Jake Kerr, would recount to the legendary military writer

By | 2017-06-21T20:10:14+00:00 June 17th, 2017|

The Department of Justice is Privileging Mosques

The Department of Justice has become an advocate for the establishment of mosques in America. It is as if there were some congressional affirmative action mandate. The DOJ’s own statistics reveal a sharp escalation in intervention efforts on behalf of Islamic complainants, mostly involving mosque disputes with local zoning authorities.  Alarmingly, these interventions

By | 2017-06-21T15:58:08+00:00 June 16th, 2017|

James Hodgkinson, the Left, and Degrees of Moral Responsibility

In response to a recent article of mine on James Hodgkinson—the Bernie Sanders supporter and despiser of all things Republican who attempted to assassinate Republican congressmen in Alexandria, Virginia on June 14—a reader who self-identified as being “as far right as it gets” accused me of going “UNDER the gutter” for implicating the

By | 2017-06-20T19:38:19+00:00 June 16th, 2017|

When Words Kill

As every young American is taught (or used to be taught) the Constitution’s First Amendment protects free speech. “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…” We can say whatever we want. And that’s as it should be. Societies constraining the freedom of speech have invariably slid by

By | 2017-06-21T06:45:23+00:00 June 16th, 2017|