There are a lot of nations that by contrast and by most metrics are worse than the United States. America is a shining light on a hill for many of these nations, but, it’s precisely because we are this beacon that many wayward travelers seek refuge on our safe shores.
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Tyler Grant is a lawyer in New York. His work has been featured in publications such as The Hill, Yale Global, Richmond Times-Dispatch, and Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law. He is a graduate of University of Virginia School of Law and Washington and Lee University. @tygreggrant”
Last week, President Donald Trump renewed his campaign vow to uphold an ‘America first’ national security policy. This commitment was oft repeated on the campaign trail as a foreign policy that “will always put the interests of the American people and American security above all else. It has to be first. Has to be.”
Gun violence and terrorism happen too often in America. This piece isn’t to convince you why particular violence happens or how to end mass shootings, but mainly to illustrate how broken America is that there are expected responses to these kinds of tragedies that are unpalatable and unsatisfying.
America’s intellectual divide is growing. Democrats received ample criticism for being out of touch with non-urban America that led to President Trump. To correct this divide and increase the progressive Left’s understanding of their conservative neighbors, Salon.com posted an article about conservative Twitter accounts their readers ought to follow. Though, Salon, never missing an opportunity, smugly entitled the article “The 25 Conservatives Actually Worth Following On Twitter” (emphasis mine).
The Boy Scouts of America has trekked out into the wilderness and lost its way. On Wednesday, the Boy Scouts announced that it will open Cub Scouting to all-girl dens and will explore a path to Eagle Scout for girls. The move undermines the mission statement of the Boy Scouts, does a disservice to the young men in the organization, and creates purposeless competition with the Girl Scouts.
Don’t be sensational about Donald Trump pardoning Sheriff Joe.
Silicon Valley has looked into the future and seen what many of us are seeing – automation and technology are replacing jobs faster than businesses are creating them. What started as a mere murmurings has reverberated louder into an open call from some of the wealthiest businesspeople in the United States including Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk for universal basic income.
"An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all." – Oscar Wilde
Real life is a series of trade-offs: How will I allocate my paycheck? How do I spend my Saturday? Americans make these choices every day because we have finite time and the majority of Americans have limited resources.
Arguments on the left have grown to hysterics and those on the extreme right have devolved into the conspiratorial (Seth Rich?). Right now, conservative America might need to be more vocal and nuanced in order to right a careening public forum.
Republicans have developed a tendency of creating impossible legislative situations. It’s not good enough anymore to merely improve legislation by adding to it or refining it. No. The current GOP leaders require a complete overhaul and undoing of their opposition.
Trump hit the links for the ninth time since taking office seven weeks ago. Already Trump has set an aggressive time-off schedule that has many Democrats perturbed at the vacationing Executive.
James Bigby is scheduled to die. On March 14, the state of Texas will execute Mr. Bigby for the double murder of Michael Trekell and his infant son. Mr. Bigby has been in police custody since 1987 and on death row since 1994.