Kyle Sammin
Kyle Sammin
Kyle Sammin is a lawyer and writer from Pennsylvania. Read some of his other writing at, or follow him on Twitter @KyleSammin.
Why Democrats Won’t Take Yes For An Answer On Comey

Last Tuesday night, President Trump gave Democrats what they wanted and, boy, did they ever hate it.

No, We Wouldn’t Be Better Off If The American Revolution Never Happened

Trump Derangement Syndrome is inspiring all sorts of craziness… like the suggestion that we’d be better off if we were Canada.

Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Was As Bad As You Thought, Maybe Worse

In the buzzworthy ‘Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,’ authors Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes chronicle a litany of gobsmacking political mistakes, but can’t outrun the inescapable conclusion that Clinton has no one to blame but herself.

The Sanctuary Cities Decision Is A Bad Ruling About A Bad Policy, But Still Good Law

No one doubts that the federal government has jurisdiction over immigration. Whether they can force the states to help them enforce immigration laws is another matter.

Refusing To Believe Early Progressives Loved Eugenics Will Not Erase The Horrible Truth

Eugenics was not a fringe theory. It was taught without controversy in colleges and high schools across the country and a consensus of scientists attested to its validity.

LGBTQ Advocates Demand That Donald Trump Compiles A Registry Of All Gay Americans

A taskforce is condemning Trump for not collecting census data on gender identity. Because freedom from government intrusion no longer matters.

The Conflict Between Racism And Law And Order Is All About Big Government

In ‘A Colony in a Nation,’ Chris Hayes asks whether it’s possible to reconcile institutional racism and the need for law and order and finds that identifying problems is easier than identifying solutions.

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.