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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, January 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "On The Basis Of Sex."

In the News

Did The FBI “Overstep” By Investigating Trump?

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The New Republic
Monday, January 14, 2019

There's reason to be concerned about the bureau's actions. But there's also reason to believe they made the right call.

Analysis and Commentary

Trumpman’s Winning Wall

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, January 14, 2019

As so often, “South Park” saw it coming. In “The Last of the Meheecans”— which first aired back in October 2011 — the obnoxious Cartman joins the US Border Patrol, only to find himself facing the wrong way as hordes of disillusioned Mexican workers seek to flee the economically depressed United States back to Mexico.

In the News

The Inspector General Should Review The FBI Counterintelligence Probe Into Trump

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, January 14, 2019

Like everyone else on Lawfare, I was struck by the recent New York Times story about the FBI opening a counterintelligence investigation into President Trump after he fired former FBI Director Jim Comey. It adds to my unease, not about President Trump but about the FBI.

NYT Reveals FBI Retaliated Against Trump For Comey Firing

quoting Jack Goldsmith
Monday, January 14, 2019

A Friday expose from the New York Times reveals that the FBI investigation of Trump for alleged treason was little more than retaliation against the president for lawfully firing an incompetent and ethically challenged FBI director.

Featured

Emergency Power Statutes: President Trump And The Courts

by Adam J. Whitevia Commentary
Saturday, January 12, 2019

“It’s a lot easier to act presidential than to do what I do,” President Trump told a Tampa audience this summer. He’s wrong, and it may have real-world implications if he invokes federal “emergency” statutes to unilaterally build a Mexican border wall.

Analysis and Commentary

Facts About “The Wall” & The US Government Shutdown

by Timothy Kanevia Balance of Economics
Sunday, January 13, 2019

There’s one bizarre fact that surprises both advocates and opponents of President Donald Trump’s commitment to building a wall along the US-Mexico border. Advocates demand the wall be built, and note that Trump was elected president with this mandate. Opponents insist that a wall must never be built. Just to be clear, we argued against a “Great Wall of Texas” in an Atlantic essay over five years ago.

In the News

Report: FBI Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Working For The Russians

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Powerline
Friday, January 11, 2019

The New York Times reports that “in the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests.” The Times cites “former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation.” They say the FBI investigation ended when Robert Mueller was appointed. If this specific charge remained under investigation, Mueller did the investigating.

Analysis and Commentary

The Courts Won’t Stop Trump’s Emergency Declaration Or His Border Wall

by John Yoovia Los Angeles Times
Friday, January 11, 2019

President Trump’s threat to declare a national emergency and build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border may not be sound policy, but the president’s critics are wrong when they say he cannot constitutionally do it. If Trump makes good on his plans, he would almost certainly win in court.

Analysis and Commentary

A Parkland Father’s Quest For Accountability

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, January 11, 2019

In a campground near Lake Kissimmee, Andrew Pollack and I sit in the shadow of a white RV, his spartan home. He broods by my side in cargo shorts and a T-shirt. He’s just sold his large house in Coral Springs, Fla., because he feels “physically sick to be in Broward County,” where his 18-year-old daughter was shot dead last Valentine’s Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland. He’s lived in his RV for nearly three weeks with his wife and their Belgian Malinois puppy, who isn’t yet at ease with life in a mobile home. A campfire burns skittishly in the lakeside wind, its blaze nothing compared with Mr. Pollack’s burning rage.

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