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|

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|

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|

How Libertarians Could Hand Control of Congress to Democrats

With control of the U.S. Congress to be decided in less than five months, many factors could affect the outcome. Will voters in California flip five congressional seats from GOP to Democrat? Will the "blue wave" wash across America, emanating from the coasts and inundating flyover country? Will Trump's gambles on trade and

By | 2018-06-16T21:46:41+00:00 June 17th, 2018|

Democrats and Black America

Kanye West is not shy. As Hurricane Katrina and the flooding that followed disemboweled New Orleans in a frenzy of immutable destruction, West told the watching world that President George W. Bush had little motivation to help the city’s mainly black denizens. “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” West said—on live television,

By | 2018-06-15T22:33:46+00:00 June 16th, 2018|

Tying Hillary’s Emails to the Russian ‘Collusion’ Probe

The 568-page report released Thursday by Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz may help explain why the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails and the probe of the Donald Trump campaign team’s possible ties to Russia appear to bleed into each other. The IG report, titled “Review of Various Actions by the Federal

By | 2018-06-16T00:43:15+00:00 June 15th, 2018|

A Nation of Laws, Not Regulations—Or Regulators

For several months, the American people have been inundated with a total media freakout about the Trump Administration’s consistent violation of sacrosanct “processes.” Whether it be President Trump’s endless tweets; his unwillingness fully to cooperate with the special counsel’s investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia; or Trump’s recent spate

By | 2018-06-14T00:15:01+00:00 June 14th, 2018|