Kyle Sammin
Kyle Sammin
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.
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.

Revisiting DS9:1, Ep. 8: Star Trek’s Dueling Notions Of Justice

Despite the generally all-encompassing lawlessness of Star Trek, two competing notions of justice take hold in ‘Deep Space Nine.’

Revisiting Harvey Milk, Jim Jones, And San Francisco’s Ten Days Of Violence

Author Daniel J. Flynn’s, ‘Cult City: Jim Jones, Harvey Milk, and 10 Days that Shook San Francisco,’ is a compelling history that looks at two pivotal events of the 1970s that further woke America up to the realities of hippie idealism.

Birthright Citizenship Is An Open Legal Question Americans Should Decide

Does the 14th Amendment mandate that the children born of illegal immigrants and birth tourists are automatically American citizens? The answer is not as obvious as has been suggested in the press.

Revisiting DS9, Ep. 7: Can A Person Who Didn’t Do It Still Be Prosecuted For Murder?

The episode is part courtroom drama, part Appalachian murder ballad, and all in all a fairly enjoyable episode.

Liberals Blaming The Senate For Their Loss Of Political Power Have Lost Touch With Reality

Democrats’ loss of political power is not the result of a structural defect; it’s the result of flaws in the quality of their Senate candidates.

Why Insider Trading Shouldn’t Be Illegal

What do we gain by having insider trading laws? Have any of the federal securities laws passed since the New Deal done anything to make financial markets any less of an insider’s game?

How Bitter Political Disputes Made America Great

In Jay Cost’s latest book, ‘The Price of Greatness,’ the scholar and journalist lays out a compelling analysis of the feud between Alexander Hamilton and James Madison showing that their disagreements resulted in a synthesis of differing opinions that allowed our early republic to thrive.

Why Forcing Taxpayers To Cover Tuition Will Make College Worse For Everyone But The Rich

In K-12, government-run schools are shared equally among the middle class and the poor, but for the rich, elite academies flourish. The same will happen with ‘free’ college.

4 Takeaways From The Second Day Of Brett Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS Hearings

The confirmation hearings were better on the second day in one respect: We heard more from the candidate than from the senators.

5 Takeaways From The Circus Democrats Made Of Brett Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS Hearing

As has been typical for the last several decades, this Supreme Court hearing was even more rancorous than the last. Here’s what we learned from the first day’s events.

Yes, President Trump Could Pardon Himself, But It Would Be Self-Defeating

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been pilloried on the Left for allegedly suggesting that a sitting president could not be indicted.

It’s Not ‘White Threat’ Harming Our Politics, It’s Tying Race To Destiny

The changes in the way race plays into national politics are not a reaction to Barack Obama. They are a reaction to the world progressives built and are still building.

It’s Definitely Time To Pack The Supreme Court, But For Entirely Practical Reasons

An expanded Supreme Court would be more effective, and make each appointment less of an apocalyptic event.

Watch The Left Go Crazy On Twitter Over Trump’s SCOTUS Pick

Surely, something as dull as a judicial nomination won’t inspire hyperbole and hysteria, will it? If you think so, congratulations on having never been on social media.

In DS9 S1:6, Star Trek Pops Out The Ferengi And All Its Associated Foibles

It becomes one of DS9’s strengths as a show that the writers take this joke of an enemy species and convert the Ferengi into an interesting people with history and culture of their own.

The Four Dissenting Votes In The Travel Ban Ruling Are A Dangerous Sign

The plaintiffs in Trump v. Hawaii would have the Supreme Court invent a principle that the president’s powers are reduced when he says nasty things.

Why The Supreme Court’s Ruling About Online Taxes Is Sensible And Fair

Don’t believe the hype: Wayfair poses no threats to small-government conservatives, nor does it represent a significant impairment to small businesses.

Revisiting ‘DS9’: Old-Style Star Trek Resurfaces For Episode Five

When ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ was on TV, almost the only Emmys that ever went their way, despite the good acting and writing, were for makeup.