Politics
by | Jul 23, 2019

Seattle, we have a problem. Amazon generated almost $12 billion in income domestically last year. But the company paid no corporate income tax. Instead, the federal government paid the company $129 million in tax rebates. Amazon, like so many other…

by | Jul 23, 2019

On July 10, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that the District of Columbia and Maryland could not bring Emoluments Clauses claims against President Trump because they hadn’t suffered an injury sufficiently actual and immediate as to give them…

by | Jul 23, 2019

Including a citizenship question in the census is undoubtedly constitutional. That should have settled the issue, but having lost on legality the left opted for expediency. Even the Left’s argument that Trump’s attempted inclusion was politically motivated, however, is weaker…

by | Jul 23, 2019

The little Cold War between Iran and the United States intensifies. In recent weeks, Iran supposedly hacked and crashed a European rocket that was launching a spy satellite aimed at it. The United States shot down an Iranian drone in response; the…

by | Jul 23, 2019

Nationalism is big these days among conservatives. Only I’m not sure if they know what that means. American nationalism must be liberal, multicultural, and fraternal. That is its logic and why it is benign. The icons of American nationhood are…

by | Jul 22, 2019

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) last week introduced the Backlog Elimination, Legal Immigration, and Employment Visa Enhancement (BELIEVE) Act, a plan intended to increase immigration of high-skilled workers to the United States. The act will compete with the Fairness for High…

by | Jul 22, 2019

Last month, the Department of Justice quietly announced the arrest of Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, who was, according to the FBI, planning an ISIS-inspired attack on a church in Pittsburgh. Alowemer’s arrest didn’t get much attention nationally the way it most…

by | Jul 22, 2019

In the 1940s, my parents lived in a small Georgia town where my father had his dental practice. He was friends with the chief of police and on good terms with many of the patrolmen. The police station was on…

by | Jul 22, 2019

A local Brooklyn mosque with a checkered history and once surveilled by the NYPD continues to promote radical content online. Ali Abdul-Karim Judan, mosque spokesman and head of security for At-Taqwa mosque in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, posted a video on Facebook Live…

by | Jul 22, 2019

While Washington’s experts and pundits continue taking Moscow’s pivot to Beijing with a grain of salt, China and Russia announced yet another joint mega-project that will help to accelerate the formation of what many dubbed the “Eurasian supercontinent.” From an…

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