Kyle Sammin
Kyle Sammin
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Kyle Sammin is a lawyer from Pennsylvania, a senior contributor to The Federalist, and the co-host of the Conservative Minds podcast. Read some of his other writing at his website, or follow him on Twitter at @KyleSammin.
Democrats Are All About Restricting Ballot Access If It Helps Stop Trump

In their zeal to remove Trump from office, Democratic state legislators are making a farce of the Constitution itself, threatening to fully destroy it.

5 Things We Learned From Amy Klobuchar’s Town Hall On Fox

Presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s appearance on Fox News marks the first break in the boycott by establishment Democrats.

The Feds Should Tell Every American Exactly What They’re Doing With Our Money Every Year

Congress should require that, within six months of Tax Day, the Internal Revenue Service must issue to all taxpayers a rundown of how much they paid, and what programs it went to fund.

It’s Not Racism To Ask Judicial Nominees Tough Questions About Their Legal Philosophy

Legal blog writer David Bernstein accused senators Josh Hawley and Mike Lee of racism for asking judicial nominee Neomi Rao tough questions. That’s preposterous.

Revisiting DS9, S1Ep11: Exploring Constable Odo, The Loner

Odo’s origins will become clearer and form a major plot point in subsequent seasons. In the meantime, Odo returns to his role as the series outcast.

Memo To Democrats: Americans Always Pick Jock Presidents Over Nerds

Are there enough jocks left in the Democratic Party to know which candidate is the right 2020 pick, not just a nerd wearing a pocket protector?

The Latest Changes To Major League Baseball Rules Are Misguided

These changes replace baseball’s timeless, adaptable ways with the hidebound legalism that is already strangling the life out of football.

Americans Want A Welfare State, So Paid Leave Should Be Done The Least Stupid Way

Small government conservatives naturally fear making common cause with the welfare state, but facing a 50 percent margin against them in popular opinion, it might be time to abandon outright opposition.

Still Sore From 2016, Democrats Ignoring Constitution To Pursue National Popular Vote

The flawed idea gained even more popularity on the left in 2016, following the election of Donald Trump despite Hillary Clinton’s popular vote plurality.

No, The Average American Doesn’t Use Three Rolls Of Toilet Paper Per Week

Fortune magazine’s toilet paper numbers are full of crap. If we do math with the actual weight of a roll of toilet paper, we find a yearly total of far less than an environmentalist group claims.

Supreme Court’s Unanimous Civil Asset Forfeiture Decision Leaves Core Issues Undecided

The question remains: Can cops still take your stuff even if you haven’t been convicted of a crime? What if it doesn’t constitute an excessive fine?

How The Weed Tax Shortfall Taught California Democrats The Logic Of The Laffer Curve

California’s broke state government was hoping legalizing marijuana would generate tax revenue to stabilize their government. But they set the tax rate far too high, generating too little revenue.

Why We Should Amend The Constitution To Restrict The President’s Power To Pardon

Reining in the power of the executive, ever so slightly, might not be the worst idea. Of course, it should be about principle, not political targeting.

The Metric System Is Anti-Human Central Planning

All of metric’s shortcomings come back to the same point: it is great for science, but does not fit with the way people live their everyday lives.

New York’s New Law Is Abortion’s John C. Calhoun Moment

The passage of New York’s Reproductive Health Act and the jollification that followed it mark a turning point on abortion, just as John Calhoun’s speech did about slavery.

S1 E10 Of ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ Portrays Ferengi Nuances

Originally, the Ferengi were conceived as a new major enemy for the Federation. DS9 develops the Ferengi into so much more.

Why State Of The Union Addresses Should Be Canceled Forever

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have intended to cancel the state of the union as a fit of pique, but it’s an excellent idea for reining in the imperial presidency.

Stop Trying To Make Reapportioning The Senate Happen. It’s Not Going To Happen

Derangement over the president fuels many of the more miasmic theories of government currently hovering in the left’s fever swamps. Such as making the Senate population-based.

Revisiting The DS9 Episode Fans Voted The Worst Ever Made

It is the only DS9 episode on the bottom ten for all Star Trek shows, a testament to the superiority of the series compared with others in the Star Trek universe.

Why Most People Can’t Explain The Reasons Meddling With Babies’ DNA Is Wrong

We feel, almost instinctively, that it is wrong to meddle with the DNA of an unborn human being, but we don’t know why we feel that way, nor can we articulate it.