Conservatism without Originalism

A defense of a modest philosophy of judicial interpretation.

Trump Promised To Bring Jobs Back To America. It’s Not Happening.

As a candidate, Donald Trump promised to bring jobs back to the United States, especially manufacturing jobs. It hasn’t worked out that way.

Trump’s Trade War Could Force Economy Into Recession, Analysts Warn

Economic analysts are growing increasingly worried that the President’s trade war could push the world economy into recession, and take the American economy along with it.

Trump’s Newest China Tariffs Are Going To Hurt Americans

The new round of tariffs on Chinese made goods that the President announced late last week will have a particularly severe impact on consumers and retailers.

July Jobs Report Within Expectations But Far From Spectacular

July’s Jobs Report was in line with expectations, but hardly indicative of a booming economy.

Trump Announces New China Tariffs

President Trump announced a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods set to take effect on September 1st Another stupid move in a very dumb trade war.

Tulsi Gabbard Files Ridiculous Lawsuit Against Google

Tulsi Gabbard has filed a seemingly frivolous lawsuit against Google due to a temporary suspension of her advertising account.

These Reporters Today . . .

Despite all the complaining, we’re in a golden age of political and policy coverage.

Apollo At 50

Fifty years ago today, we were reminded of what humanity can accomplish if we put our minds to it. It seems like we’ve forgotten that over the past half-century.

White House Science Policy Office Basically Shut Down (See Update)

The White House office specifically charged with advising on and developing science policy now has no staffers whatsoever.

Federal Reserve Sees Big (Negative) Impact On Economy From Trump’s Trade War

The latest Federal Reserve report on the economy shows Trump’s trade policies are having an increasingly negative impact.

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Cameras and Scanning: A Case Study

Detroit shows how modern technology can lead to a virtual police state.

Second Major Earthquake Hits Southern California

The ground shook overnight in Southern California for the second time in two days.

Summertime in Alaska, it’s 90 Above

Anchorage had record high temperatures yesterday.

Iran Passes Limits On Uranium Enrichment Set By JCPOA

Just over a year after the United States repudiated the JCPOA, Iran has surpassed a limit on uranium enrichment set by the JCPOA

Mars Passes Gas

Some mysteries on the fourth rock from the Sun.

Trump And Xi Agree To Resume Trade Talks

President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to resume trade talks, but Trump’s ill-advised trade war will continue.

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Government Cracking Down on Robocalls

Various federal and state agencies are enforcing existing laws while Congress scrambles to update them.

Russia Used Social Media Trolls To Interfere In E.U. Elections

Evidence appears to clearly established that Russia used many of the same social media efforts it used in the United States in 2016 to interfere in the recent European Parliament elections.

Robocalls Go From Annoying to Dangerous

Hospital phone lines are being overwhelmed.

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USA Falling Behind on 5G and Doing it Wrong Besides

Not only are we deploying it more slowly than China and others but we’re doing it in a way that will live behind rural Americans.

Trump Undercuts His Own NASA Policy On Twitter

Over the weekend, the President took to Twitter and appeared to undercut the NASA policy that he himself endorsed just weeks ago.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hints At Deep Divisions As Supreme Court Nears End Of Term

As the Supreme Court enters the final weeks of its term, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hints at deep divisions and disappointment for people on the left.

NASA And SpaceX To Offer Civilian Rides To International Space Station

For the first time in more than thirty years, NASA is preparing to unveil a program to allow civilians to travel to the International Space Station.

Trump Administration Continues To Misrepresent What North Korea Agreed To

The Trump Administration continues to misstate what the DPRK agreed to regarding its nuclear program. That’s why talks between the two nations are stalled.

Louis Levi Oakes, Last Mohawk Code Talker, Dies At 94

The last of the World War II code talkers from the Mohawk tribe has passed away at the age of 94

New Biden Plagiarism Scandal

While mildly embarrassing, it’s unlikely to have much impact on the race.

Trump’s Tweeting Losing Its Impact? One Study Says Yes

According to one new study, President Trump’s tweets aren’t having the same impact they used to.

Russian Trolls Using Social Media To Spread Anti-Vaccine Propaganda

A new report indicates that Russian social media trolls are involved in spreading anti-vaccination propaganda in the United States and elsewhere.

Measles Cases Hit Highest Level In U.S. In 25 Years

Thanks largely to anti-vaccination propaganda, the Centers for Disease Control reports that measles cases in the U.S. are at a level unseen in a quarter century.

North Korea Sends A Message To Trump

The DPRK sent a message to the United States over the weekend, but it’s unlikely the President was listening.

Donald Trump Wants To Get Men On The Moon By 2024, NASA Isn’t That Optimistic

President Trump says he wants to see men back on the Moon by 2024, but NASA thinks it’s going to take longer than that.

SpaceX Begins Deployment Of Satellite-Based Internet

Earlier this week, SpaceX deployed the first 60 satellites in a network that could result in Internet access from virtually anywhere in the world.

Guardian Drops Neutrality in Climate Crisis Reporting

Gone are ‘climate change’ and ‘skeptic.’ In are ‘global heating’ and ‘denier.’

Sanders Calls for Private Charter School Ban

I’m not sure his solution is correct or even legal. But the problem is very real.

I.M. Pei, World Renowned Architect, Dies At 102

One of the most well-known architects of the modern era has passed away.

Pell Money in Space?

There are better ways to use surplus Pell funds.

Trump’s Destructive Trade War Expands

China has retaliated for the tariffs that the President imposed late last week, and things look like they’re only going to get worse.

Israel Conducts Kinetic Strike against Hamas Cyber Operations Center

This could be a very big deal – unless it isn’t.

Trump Threatens New Tariffs Against China As Deadline Looms

As the Friday deadline for trade talks with China approaches, President Trump is threatening even more tariffs.

Virginia Judge Rules Automated Collection Of License Plate Data Illegal

A Virginia Judge has ruled that automated license plate collection systems violate state law.

Pentagon Needs a New Pitch

Matt Bernius and I collaborated on an essay for Defense One.

Facts Are Stubborn Things: Abortion Edition

In a recent speech, President Trump made claims about abortion that are manifestly untrue but which his pro-life supporters continue to believe.

Microsoft Becomes Third U.S. Company To Reach $1,000,000,000,000 Market Value

Yesterday, Microsoft became the third American company to reach $1 trillion in market value.

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We Know Less About Immunizations Than We Thought

Some vaccines lose effectiveness more quickly–and others last much longer—than previously understood.

Japan’s Y2K

Japan will be getting a new Emperor on May 1st. That means a new calendar and a whole lot of headaches.

Mueller Report Redaction

The DOJ failed to apply best practices, doing a disservice to researchers.

Republicans Resisting Democratic Efforts To Limit Exemptions From Vaccine Laws

As Democrats at the state level seek to limit the ability of parents to decline to vaccinate their children. they are facing resistance from Republican colleagues.

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Smartphone Migration

Breaking up is hard to do.