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.
Are Red States Tax Takers And Blue States Tax Makers?

Against a national average of $1,935 in intergovernmental spending per American, red states receive just $1,879. Blue states get considerably more, at $2,124 per resident.

The Adoption Credit Fight Reveals GOP’s Tax Plan Isn’t Really Reform

The focus on the loss of a useful benefit obscures what would be the larger question in a more sweeping tax reform: what does any of this have to do with income taxation?

Why MLB Should Put A Third Team In New York

The city best-suited for another MLB team is rarely mentioned despite all the demographic, economic, and historical arguments in its favor. Baseball should put a third team in New York.

Washington And Lee’s Christ Church To Obliterate Their Memorials Over Slave Ownership

To sit where George Washington sat is to keep his memory alive. So can only perfect men be honored? Can only the blameless be remembered?

Bowe Bergdahl Is Guilty Whether Trump Says So Or Not

Claiming that President Trump’s intemperate tone voids an entire legal proceeding is ludicrous, and in doing so Bowe Bergdahl’s legal team is questioning Anglo-American legal fundamendals.

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Gerrymandering

Gerrymandering is a self-defeating enterprise, in which the rigged system always unrigs itself.

In Wake Of Equifax Hack, It’s Time For The U.S. To Create A National ID Card

We need a better answer to the problem of identifying oneself and protecting that identity from fraud. We need a national identification card.

Twitter’s Test Expansion To 280 Characters Would Mark The End Of A Genre

In an age of digital verbosity and limitless expression, Twitter’s forced brevity fostered a wry humor and concise brilliance among its users.

No, President Trump’s Comments About The NFL Will Not Lead To Impeachment

A nonsense legal theory proliferated on Twitter this weekend, suggesting that the president could be sent to prison for his comments regarding the NFL.

‘What Happened’ Is The Love Song Of Hillary Rodham Clinton

‘What Happened,’ Hillary Clinton’s campaign memoir, is a tone-deaf litany of predictable excuses for her 2016 loss. But is it an attempt to set herself up for another run for public office?

Sarah Palin Should Appeal The Dismissal Of Her NYT Defamation Lawsuit

The judge’s narrow reading of the precedents shouldn’t end Sarah Palin’s quest for vindication against the latest vicious, untrue smear by a media establishment that has long detested her.

Why We Need A New Holiday To Celebrate The Fall Of Fascism

Allied victory in the Second World War created the world we live in today. It is only right that we should mark the end of the old epoch with a national day of remembrance.

If We Topple Every Statue Of An Imperfect Person They Must All Come Down

We are approaching levels of secular iconoclasm previously unknown in the West. All humans are flawed. Eventually, all of us will be disowned by our grandchildren.

Tennessee Judge Gives Inmates Reduced Sentences If They Sterilize Themselves

The idea that a certain class is inevitably criminal and should be shorn of the potential to repopulate itself is toxic. Yet it persists.

The History Behind The Movie ‘Dunkirk’

Joshua Levine’s book, ‘Dunkirk: The History Behind the Motion Picture,’ provides valuable insight into one of the most stirring episodes of World War II, and nicely illustrates the strength and resolve of British culture.

It’s Time To Let Collectors Like Hobby Lobby Import Artifacts To The West

Thanks to jihadis, most ancient artifacts are almost certainly safer in the Smithsonian or the British Museum than they are in Baghdad or Mosul.

Why We Should Reconsider Robert E. Lee’s Place In American Nostalgia

As radical as they are, lefty extremists’ position is at least useful in making us rethink the elevation of Confederate leaders to undeserved heights.

Trinity Lutheran Confirms Religious Americans Aren’t Banished From Public Life

In Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer, the Supreme Court gave the lines between church and state some definition and struck a blow for religious liberty in the process.

New Biography Punctures The Myths Surrounding Barack Obama

David Garrow’s new bio, ‘Rising Star,’ provides extensive—and controversial—new details about the formative years of Barack Obama.

Supreme Court Strikes Law Banning Sex Offenders From Much Of The Internet

The temptation to remove fundamental liberties from an unpopular minority is exactly why the Constitution protects such liberties from the legislature’s whim.