Acting Attorney General Sally Yates—who was Barack Obama’s Deputy Attorney General and has been running DOJ until Jeff Sessions is confirmed—today sent a letter to top Justice Department officials announcing that she will “will not present arguments in defense of” President Trump’s controversial Immigration Executive Order “unless and until I become convinced that it is appropriate to do so.” In response, President Trump just fired her.
Question: What is an easy way to reduce immigration in to the US (if you want to do that)? Answer: Buy what they have to sell. If they can make good money at home, they are less likely to want to come here.
On January 25th, representatives of Hoover Institution Library & Archives and three units of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage met in a ceremony celebrating an agreement to provide free digital access to some of Hoover’s most important materials about Soviet totalitarianism and its legacy. With the support of Poland’s Central Archives of Modern Records, National Digital Archives, and Witold Pilecki Center for Totalitarian Studies, thousands of testimonies of Polish survivors of the Soviet Gulag preserved in Hoover’s Władysław Anders collection will be given full digital access in both the original Polish and English translation.
If any of you have gotten exhausted trying to counter left’s continual lying about President Trump’s immigration policy, perhaps we need a change of subject. So let’s talk about the left’s continual lying about The Trump administration’s views on climate policy.
A historian by training who has devoted his career to the study of republican political thought and self-government, Paul Rahe’s CV lists page after page of work on topics ranging from Thucydides to Jefferson and from the ephors to the Electoral College. When he writes about history, however, he does so with the modern strategist and political scientist in mind.
Early in the second week of his presidency, Donald Trump sparked fresh controversy with an executive order altering the composition of the National Security Council. The measure reduced the participation of the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to meetings for which their expertise was relevant.
I had a great time visiting students and faculty, and giving an evening talk, at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. You can watch it here or on Youtube. I was impressed with both students and faculty, and one faculty member in particular, economics professor Dan Kuester, was great.