• Omarosa Acted Dishonorably by Recording Confidential White House Conversations, but Here’s the Bigger Problem

    Omarosa Acted Dishonorably by Recording Confidential White House Conversations, but Here’s the Bigger Problem

    Even if you strongly oppose President Donald Trump and want to see him defeated in 2020 or impeached before then, you should hope his presidential campaign succeeds with its legal action against Omarosa Manigault Newman alleging she violated a nondisclosure agreement. And if she broke any laws, you should want her prosecuted.

    Manigault Newman—a fired presidential aide and earlier a member of the Trump campaign staff—has set a dangerous precedent by her secret recording of conversations with Trump and White House and campaign aides. The New York Times reported Thursday that Manigault Newman “is believed to have as many as 200” recordings of such conversations. READ MORE...

  • 4 Big Facts About ICE, and What Could Happen If It’s Abolished

    4 Big Facts About ICE, and What Could Happen If It’s Abolished

    U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement officials on Aug. 14 arrested and deported an illegal immigrant who is wanted in El Salvador on murder charges.

    Brian Alejandro Martinez reportedly had been arrested and freed several times in New Jersey and New York. ICE officials criticized authorities in Middlesex County, New Jersey, for releasing Martinez without notifying the federal agency.

    While Immigration and Customs Enforcement in recent years has had to contend with “sanctuary” policies by cities and counties that protect illegal immigrants, the agency now faces a push by some in Congress to abolish it. READ MORE...

  • Humans Are Almost Surely The Only Sentient Life In The Universe

    Humans Are Almost Surely The Only Sentient Life In The Universe

    There are 19,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Earth-like planets in the observable universe. Out of all 19 sextillion of these, Earth is likely to be the only one with sentient life.

    I’ve got some tough news for those of you toting around a towel, hoping to be whisked off as a hitchhiker around the galaxy: We’re probably alone. And I don’t mean there’s no other intelligent life near us. I don’t even mean there might not be any other life in the galaxy. I’m talking about the entire universe. READ MORE...

  • Colorado Hauls Vindicated Baker Back To Court On Trumped-Up Charges

    Colorado Hauls Vindicated Baker Back To Court On Trumped-Up Charges

    Long before he came to national attention, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips was a down-to-earth man living out the American dream.

    Jack found his life’s passion early on. At a young age, he began scrimping and saving every penny to one day open a cake shop all his own. All Jack has ever wanted to do was use his talents as a painter and sculptor to create artistic cakes, and he worked almost two decades to make Masterpiece Cakeshop a reality.

    Jack grew into the sort of person we all hope to be: marrying the love of his life, raising a family, and quietly becoming a pillar in his community. Among Jack’s friends are homeless men and women who frequent Masterpiece Cakeshop for a cup of hot coffee, a bite to eat, and the warmth of friendship—all compliments of the house. READ MORE...

  • Identity Politics Are Rapidly Destroying The Value Of College Degrees

    Identity Politics Are Rapidly Destroying The Value Of College Degrees

    I attended the College of William and Mary from fall 2014 until winter 2016, during the arguable height of social justice outrage. The infamous University of Missouri protests happened soon after I started school, where professor Melissa Click threatened a student journalist with physical violence.

    At Yale, the Christakises were protested for arguing against over-coddling administrators telling students what they should not wear for Halloween. The Rolling Stone story, “A Rape on Campus” that was later found fraudulent came out during my first year of school. It’s not for these reasons alone that college was futile, but the leftist insanity that perpetually surrounded me certainly played a part. READ MORE...

  • Why The Intellectual Dark Web Should Stick With Culture, Not Politics

    Why The Intellectual Dark Web Should Stick With Culture, Not Politics

    The Atlantic’s Caitlin Flanagan generally captured the appeal of Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson in a recent piece titled, “Why the Left Is So Afraid of Jordan Peterson. But she fell short of understanding why the left fears him. Understanding both will matter a great deal to the success of Peterson and his fellow travelers in the “Intellectual Dark Web.”

    My personal experience confirms what Flanagan observed about why so many people, including her Clinton-voting sons, are attracted to Peterson and podcasters like Sam Harris, Dave Rubin and Joe Rogan. Their lectures and discussions make up “perhaps the only sustained argument against identity politics they had heard in their lives,” she wrote. “With identity politics off the table, it was possible to talk about all kinds of things — religion, philosophy, history, myth — in a different way,” she adds, dubbing this a “parallel curriculum” to that of their college classes. READ MORE...

  • Federal Judge Denies CNN Request To Dox Jurors In Manafort Trial

    Federal Judge Denies CNN Request To Dox Jurors In Manafort Trial

    U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis has denied a motion members of the media filed to reveal the identities and home addresses of the members of the jury on the trial involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

    “I don’t feel right if I release their names,” he said, adding that he has also faced threats for his role in the trial, according to The Hill.

    Ellis also denied the media’s request to make sealed sidebar transcripts public, although he added that much of those transcripts will be made public after the trial. Ellis explained that one aspect of the transcripts will remain sealed so as not to interfere with Department of Justice Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into whether Trump campaign officials colluded with Russian officials to steal the presidency from Hillary Clinton. READ MORE...