Act on Principle

President Trump at a meeting Jan. 9 on immigration observed correctly that the system is set up to make it hard to get things done in Washington. Indeed the constitution was written so as to make it hard for legislation to pass that would restrict the freedoms of the people. Mr. Trump has been widely […]

Concretes, Cheese, and Cronyism

A Chronicle editorial last week illustrates the dangers of focusing on concrete issues and ignoring the principles involved. The editorial, which defends earmarks, states that

earmarks have “helped glue Congress together by giving members a kind of currency to trade: You support my pork, and I’ll support yours.”

“Earmarks,” Chris Cilliza of The Washington Post […]