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.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Map-Drawing Stunt Is A Stunning Coup D’Etat

The court’s decision, which incredibly did not cite case law or a constitutional provision, was a show of legislative force.

No, Trump Didn’t Make It Easier For People With Mental Illness To Buy Guns

Gun control advocates are blowing the repeal of a poorly thought-out law way out of proportion in an attempt to make the Trump administration look unhinged.

Why It Shouldn’t Be A Federal Crime To Punch Reporters

Eric Swalwell’s bill would limit a universal freedom to a discrete class, and place the government—either through bureaucracy or through the courts—in charge of defining that class.

Eagles’ Moment Of Redemption Has Philadelphia Flying High

Is this the dawning of a new Philadelphia? Of a city who sees itself as a winner? It is, of course, too early to say. But the city should celebrate regardless.

What Populism Is And Why It’s So Compelling

Donald Trump gestured at something lacking in the two-party system of the past generation and, whether he meant to or not, began the shift to a new system of conservatism.

The ‘Stable Genius’ Act Is A Terrible Idea, And Not Just Because It’s Unconstitutional

There is no legal theory here from Democrats, just a primal scream of rage against their failure to dislodge from office the president they find so odious.

After State Deduction Cut, Blue States Panic To Hide Spending Binges With Crazy Tricks

In Democratic-majority states across the nation, state legislators are flailing blindly to find a way around the reduced federal tax deduction for state and local taxes.

We Should Abolish The Presidency If Oprah Runs

If the both parties persist in anointing whichever media star they think will win the most votes, we may have to take a hard look at why we even have a presidents.

Without Concealed-Carry Reciprocity, Self-Defense Is A Second-Class Right

While rights like free speech are perceived as universal for all Americans, the right to keep and bear arms is idiosyncratically dismissed as a matter for local determination.

Conyers’s Abuse Of Office Proves We Need To Establish Term Limits

All of the members of Congress elected before men walked on the moon were defeated years ago or had the good sense to retire already. All but John Conyers.

In Ron Chernow’s ‘Grant,’ Ulysses S. Grant Finally Gets His Due

In his new biography ‘Grant,’ Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Ron Chernow takes a fresh look at the checkered reputation of the Civil War hero and 18th president to restore his rightful place among great American leaders.

Why It Would Be Better For Conservatives To Ditch Roy Moore

We are seeing the limits of what partisans will justify in the scandals surrounding Roy Moore, Al Franken, and John Conyers.

What The CFPB Fight Says About The DC Establishment

The result of another affair suggests how this one will end. It also tells us a great deal about the way some in Washington see their job as ruling the people, not representing them.

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.