Tag: Donald Trump
No President Has “Total Power” over States’ Plans to Reopen
According to this article from Business Insider, “the governors of California, Washington, and Oregon said they were working together on a West Coast plan to safely reopen those states, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a multistate coalition to coordinate on ways to reopen the region’s economy as the spread of the virus...
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Defense Production Act, the Constitution, and the Voluntary Way
President Trump initially seemed uncertain whether he would use the Defense Production Act (“DPA”) in the coronavirus situation. Then the head of FEMA announced on March 24 that the DPA would be used to speed up the production of coronavirus testing kits. Shortly after the FEMA announcement, a FEMA press secretary informed the public:...
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U.S. Withdrawal Agreement from Afghanistan: Progress but Less than Meets the Eye
Watching news coverage of the U.S.-Taliban agreement would have the average person believing that an end to the longest war in American history was at hand and that U.S. troops would all be coming home from Afghanistan. And that is the impression that President Donald Trump, who promised to stop “endless wars” and is...
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Venezuela’s Fictional President May Still Offer Hope
Juan Guaidó, recognized as Venezuela’s legitimate president by more than 50 countries, was brutally returned to reality after a fairy-tale tour of Latin America, Europe and the United States, when hundreds of thugs in the service of his country’s dictatorship welcomed him back at the airport in Caracas by kicking him, punching him and...
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Turmoil at the NATO Summit Should Be a Wake-Up Call for Trump
Last week’s brief NATO celebratory summit meeting for the alliance’s seventieth anniversary displayed tumult and dysfunction. Three of NATO’s crucial players proceeded to roil the proceedings. And such disruption is not all bad. Before the meeting, French President Emmanuel Macron—furious at President Trump’s lack of coordination with NATO allies in the U.S. troop pullback...
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President Trump and the Popularity of Socialism
The Cold War, which effectively ended thirty years ago with the collapse of the Berlin Wall, was a contest between the capitalist democracies of the West against the socialist dictatorships of the East. The result was a decisive victory for capitalism and democracy. Now, with the rise of self-described socialists like Bernie Sanders and...
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How the EPA Makes Wildfires More Likely
Wildfires are claiming lives and destroying property across California. As they flee the deadly blazes, Californians should be aware that federal bureaucrats make such fires more likely to occur. Consider the case of U.S. Navy veteran Joe Robertson in Jefferson County, Montana.  Robertson’s property was vulnerable to fires, so he built small protection ponds...
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Trump’s Tax Returns
Do we want Congress to have the power to demand the tax returns of anyone who criticizes those in Congress? That is the power they claim to have now.
National Emergencies Act: Flawed from the Beginning
Anyone holding any loyalty to our written Constitution should decry the National Emergencies Act itself.
Media Hostility Could Help Trump Win Reelection
The stronger the resistance, the stronger the resistance to that resistance by a silent majority.
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