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The best word in the world to describe Trump

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, Within four hours of becoming president of the United States, Donald Trump signed an executive order intended to limit immediately the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in ways that are revolutionary. With the stroke of a pen, the president assaulted the heart of the law that

When we look back on the Obama years, which legacy is worse, failure or scandal?

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, Over the New Year’s weekend, President Barack Obama’s chief policy adviser and closest strategist, Valerie Jarrett, told a talk show host that her boss would have a happy legacy because there was an absence of scandal in his administration. When first I heard this preposterous claim, I thought I had misheard

Are sanctuary cities legal?

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, Last week, President-elect Donald Trump re-emphasized the approach he will take in enforcing the nation’s immigration laws, which is much different from the manner of enforcement utilized by President Barack Obama. The latter pointedly declined to deport the 5 million undocumented immigrants in the United States who are the parents of

How the forgotten man decided the 2016 election

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, The forgotten man decided the presidential election. Donald Trump persuaded the forgotten man to repose his anger and frustration and power into Trump’s hands. Who is the forgotten man? What does he want from government? Why did he vote for Trump? When the tide began to turn against Hillary Clinton on

Say Goodbye to Government by the People

Debra J. Saunders,  When San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced that he would not defend the city in a federal lawsuit challenging state bail laws, he said, “Keeping people locked up for no reason other than they can’t afford to post bail can have far-reaching consequences. People lose their jobs and their homes. Families

Mark Twain: The reason we get to vote is it doesn’t make much difference?

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, What if the most remarkable aspect of this presidential election is not how much the two principal candidates disagree with each other but how much they actually agree? What if they are both statists? What if they both believe that the government’s first duty is to take care of itself? What

What is the FBI hiding?

Andrew P. Napolitano, The bureau has conspired to keep Congress in the dark about its Clinton probe. Earlier this week, Republican leaders in both houses of Congress took the FBI to task for its failure to be transparent. In the House, it was apparently necessary to serve a subpoena on an FBI agent to obtain

Hillary’s team prepares for the worst as she finds herself in a perfect storm of legal misery

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, The bad legal news for Hillary Clinton continued to cascade upon her presidential hopes during the past week in what has amounted to a perfect storm of legal misery. Here is what happened. Last week, Mrs. Clinton’s five closest advisers when she was Secretary of State, four of whom remain close