Yes, the President Is Guilty of Obstruction

The shocking Justice Department inspector general report confirms our worst suspicions about the president’s controversial action last year. In firing former FBI Director James Comey, President Trump was indeed guilty of obstruction—obstruction of injustice. It wasn’t particularly effective if his goal was to stop the Trump-Russia collusion narrative, but it had the effect ultimately

By | 2018-06-22T19:31:49+00:00 June 23rd, 2018|

Why Do We Need More People in This Country, Anyway?

As Capitol Hill Republicans attempt for—what, the eighth? ninth?—time in the past two decades to jam through an amnesty that their voters have explicitly, loudly and repeatedly said they do not want, it’s worth asking a question that is rarely raised: Does the United States—population 320 million and rising—need more people? If so,

By | 2018-06-22T11:43:01+00:00 June 23rd, 2018|

All Those Lies on the Border

Much of what has been said of the challenges the Trump Administration faces in its fight against illegal immigration—specifically when it comes to the treatment of children—has stretched partial truths into total falsehoods. First is the claim, as Justin Doom writes, that “no law mandates separating families.” Doom asserts this against Trump’s statement

By | 2018-06-22T12:47:35+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|

The Jacket and the Jackasses

A lady wore a jacket, on a ramp onto a plane; Predictably, the media went instantly insane. There arose at once amongst them, quite an angry cry and hue “I really don't care,” declared her jacket—then, it asked, “Do u?” The spelling was lamentable, I’ll readily admit— Yet clearly, it was not that

By | 2018-06-22T08:08:20+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|

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 | 2018-06-22T23:55:09+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|