As the President talks about expanding capital punishment to drug dealers, and Oklahoma resorts to increasingly desperate measures to carry out the ultimate punishment, Sarah Quinlan of RedState.com makes the unimpeachable case that anyone who supports limiting the power of the state should oppose giving the state the power to take a life: On March 14, … Continue reading The conservative case against capital punishment
A history lesson, courtesy of The Economist: ...few economists think the Smoot-Hawley tariff (as it is most often known) was one of the principal causes of the Depression. Worse mistakes were made, largely out of a misplaced faith in the gold standard and balanced budgets. America's tariffs were already high, and some other countries were … Continue reading Smoot-Hawley-Trump
When he's not boasting about how he'd totally run into a mass shooting situation unarmed and generally being a national embarrassment, the President occasionally stumbles into making a good point. After Charlottesville, Trump took to twitter (of course) to defend statues of Confederate generals, and wondered if activists will move on to demanding the removal … Continue reading Proving Trump right
Garcia Zarate, an illegal immigrant who had already been deported several times, was acquitted of murdering 32 year-old Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier, and the President of the United States is responding with his usual restraint: A disgraceful verdict in the Kate Steinle case! No wonder the people of our Country are so … Continue reading How Jose Ines Garcia Zarate avoided a murder conviction
I've gone back and forth on the question of whether Trump's top officials and cabinet members should resign in protest, or stay and try to keep him as under control as possible. Jamie Kirchick makes a strong argument for the latter: ...now that Trump is president, and barring his unlikely impeachment or resignation, it is … Continue reading Should they stay or should they go?