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.
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.

Clinton Campaign Threatens To Sue Florida For Following Voter Registration Laws

The Clinton campaign’s ignorance of the very basics of how American government functions is part of a trend of assuming that state and federal executives are elected dictators.

Best Tweets Of The Second Presidential Debate

Every presidential debate is a lot more tolerable when you’re drinking with your friends and posting quips on Twitter. Right?

Clinton And Kaine’s Worthless Campaign Book Frighteningly Foretells What’s To Come

Campaign books are expected to be bad, but Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine’s ‘Stronger Together’ stands out as notably lazy and terrible.

Best Tweets Of 2016’s Vice Presidential Debate

Anyone who started the night with a drinking game quickly got sucked into what was probably this cycle’s best debate.

Libertarian Veep Pick Weld Shifts Stance On Guns

Libertarian vice presidential candidate Bill Weld tells a young interlocutor that personal firearms ownership is essential for the defense against a tyrannical government.

Best Tweets Of The First 2016 Presidential Debate

As a predicted 100 million people tuned in to watch the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, many took out their frustrations on Twitter.