Even before President Trump declared a national emergency that only a border wall could resolve, voices on both the left and the right warned that future presidents would use Trump’s precedent to justify emergency declarations for progressives’ own favorite policies, such as gun control or climate regulation.
A record-setting 3,333 economists, including 32 at Stanford, have signed a statement supporting a carbon tax proposal co-authored by Stanford Professor Emeritus and former Secretary of State George Shultz, the nonprofit Climate Leadership Council announced on Monday. The proposal would levy a tax on the production and use of carbon emissions that increases over time but remains revenue neutral; collected money would be returned to U.S. citizens in equal payments, so the government would spend none of the money.
In a Feb. 13 story in the New York Times, David Sanger and William Broad report that the Trump administration has accelerated a secret American program to sabotage Iran’s missiles and rockets by inserting faulty parts and materials into Iran’s aerospace supply chains.
Vladimir Putin has proven himself a masterful tactician, who, as all tacticians do, maneuvers in the present with little regard for the future. He has managed to attack Georgia for its arrogance in daring to consider joining NATO, seize the Crimea, cause a nasty struggle in eastern Ukraine, and while destabilizing that state, launch a massive cyberattack on Estonia, assassinate various Russian defectors in the United Kingdom through the use of radioactive materials, and interfere in the 2016 elections in the United States along with other crimes and misdemeanors inflicted on his own people.
Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses President Trump's declared national emergency, congressional gridlock, and how the growth of unilateral regulatory action might cause courts to re-calibrate the non-delegation doctrine.
Victor Davis Hanson pieces together much of what we have learned so far in the efforts to prevent and then undo the election of Donald Trump — the affair that I refer to in whole as the Mueller Switch Project — in “Autopsy of a dead coup.” It’s an excellent and needed column by a great historian. With a timely endorsement by Rush Limbaugh, Dr. Hanson’s book The Case For Trump — has become an Amazon best-seller even before its publication on March 5.
Many legal analysts who watched Donald Trump declare a national emergency over immigration on Friday thought the president had weak legal grounds for doing so. In particular, many thought Trump hurt his own case by admitting, right there in the White House Rose Garden: “I didn’t need to do this, but I’d rather do it much faster."
Anyone who watched disgraced and fired FBI agent Andrew McCabe’s interviews with NPR's Morning Edition and CBS News’ 60 Minutes and who has not been following the phony Russia “collusion” investigation might be forgiven for thinking there was something really there.
Prominent China policy analysts clashed on Tuesday in New York over Washington’s portrayal of the country as a strategic competitor, a designation that has defined US President Donald Trump’s hard-line approach to Beijing since he started a bilateral trade war last year.
Quoting Fox News's Sean Hannity late Monday night, President Trump tweeted: "“The biggest abuse of power and corruption scandal in our history, and it’s much worse than we thought. Andrew McCabe (FBI) admitted to plotting a coup (government overthrow) when he was serving in the FBI, before he was fired for lying & leaking.” @seanhannity @FoxNews Treason!"
Former Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and John Kerry will make a joint appearance at 7 p.m. March 19 at the University of Notre Dame to speak on the topic of “Finding Common Ground on America’s Role in the World,” the university announced Tuesday morning.