Kyle Sammin
Kyle Sammin
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Kyle Sammin is a lawyer and writer from Pennsylvania. Read some of his other writing at kylesammin.com, or follow him on Twitter @KyleSammin.
Why It’s A Dumb Idea To Let Americans Sue Foreign Governments For Terrorism

The real danger in foreign policy is not people playing diplomat, but plaintiffs dragging the courts into their personal issues with foreign governments.

No, States Don’t Get To Make Presidential Candidates Release Tax Returns

Democratic state legislators want to require presidential candidates to publicly disclose their tax returns. There’s a constitutional problem with that.

After Passing Soda Tax To Curb Habit, Dems Insist Retailers Are Price-Gouging

Philadelphia’s soda tax should influence the conversation over the endless spiral of taxing and spending in America’s mismanaged, one-party big cities.

Don’t Change Baseball’s Extra Inning Rules

For a sport with a deep connection to its history, changing the rules for extra innings would be dramatic. It would also be a huge mistake, and alienate longtime fans.

Trump Proved Citizens United Doesn’t Let Big Money Control Democracy

Bernie Sanders and his followers spent most of 2016 complaining about the way big money controls elections. Then Trump happened.

Australia’s Refugees Are Not America’s Problem

While news reports focused on the controversy and chaos, the underlying question is strangely untouched: why should the United States accept refugees from Australia?

How Bill Clinton’s Presidency Gave Rise To Opinion Journalism

In his new Bill Clinton biography, Michael Tomasky struggles with the problem of how to write about a recent president without resorting to punditry—and doesn’t always succeed.

You Can Love The Founding Fathers And Still Think The Electoral College Sucks

Most everything in the Constitution has stood the test of time, but the method for electing the president was the Founders’ biggest error.

Gambler Phil Ivey Can’t Get His Millions Because Casinos Are Too Big To Fail

Casinos refused to give professional gambler Phil Ivey what he had won. Instead of paying him, they sued him.

Now That He’s Elected President, Trump Needs To Delete His Twitter Account

Effective as Twitter has been for Donald Trump, the expectations of a president are different from those of a candidate.

Fifty Years Ago, One Prescient Author Dared To Ask ‘Is College Worth it?’

In 1965, John Cresswell Keats wrote a book that compellingly argued college wasn’t worth it for most students. Too bad we didn’t listen to him.

Trump Can Bring Jobs To The Rust Belt By Relocating Federal Agencies

Keeping federal jobs in Washington concentrates wealth and increases government cost. If Trump wants to help the Midwest, he should change that.

Congress Should Change The Law To Allow Mattis To Serve As Defense Secretary

Federal law currently bars James Mattis from taking the job of defense secretary. Congress should change that.

If The Clinton Foundation Was So Great, Why Aren’t Democrats Pushing Donations Now?

Liberals spent the 2016 presidential campaign defending the Clinton’s questionable foundation dealings. But post-election, their interest has waned.

Donald Trump Should Pardon Hillary Clinton, Not Prosecute Her

A pardon lets the accused avoid punishment, but sears her guilt into the public consciousness. After all, an innocent woman does not need to be pardoned.

Although They’re Guilty, Acquiting Ammon Bundy’s Crew Was Right

It took a unique combination of distrust, arrogance, and prosecutorial blunders to lead the Malheur occupiers to get away with their crimes.

What’s Worse Than Government Banning Speech? Making You Say Things You Don’t Support

When we refuse to acquiesce in a state policy, we remind the world that not everyone agrees. In compelling speech on these subjects, the state forces that disagreement into the shadows.

Congress Has Refused To Confirm Supreme Court Justices Before, And Can Do It Again

Congress in 1866 was concerned about an unpopular, reactionary president using the Supreme Court to restrict the people’s rights. In 2017, we will likely find ourselves in a similar spot.

Best Tweets Of The Final 2016 Presidential Debate

The last presidential debate may have been the most substantive, but that was thanks to the moderator, not the candidates.

The Lack Of A Republican President Is What’s Making The Left Attack Itself

Without an enemy in the White House, the Left has no real foe to strive against—so they have intellectual allergic reactions to everything.