Chipping at ICE

As horror stories from America's southern border continue to proliferate (an example: some young children who have been reunited with their mothers no longer recognize them) calls to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) have gotten louder. Libertarian Lucy Steigerwald, in The Week, makes the strongest #AbolishICE case I've read: ...It is an expensive, abusive, … Continue reading Chipping at ICE


“A really futile and stupid gesture”

It's Bret Stephens, whose very presence in the New York Times is an affront to Democrats, so they won't listen to him.  But he argues that rabidly opposing the Supreme Court nomination of Bret Stephens is likely doomed to fail and will probably hurt some Democratic Senators' re-election chances: Kavanaugh will almost certainly be confirmed. Democrats … Continue reading “A really futile and stupid gesture”

After Kennedy

Wow. I don't think anything could make partisan warfare in this country hotter than it already is. Anthony Kennedy: DRINK FROM MY FIREHOSE OF GASOLINE, BITCHES! — J.D. Tuccille (@JD_Tuccille) June 27, 2018 Because of the two defining features of modern American politics - Republican ruthlessness and Democratic strategic blunders - President Trump will almost … Continue reading After Kennedy

The conservative case against capital punishment

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 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

How Jose Ines Garcia Zarate avoided a murder conviction

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