Reasonreacts to President Trump's Tuesday-night State of the Union (SOTU) speech:
- …on "The Prejudicial Cynicism of Trump's SOTU Talk About MS-13"
- …on Trump's promotion of 'right to try' experimental treatments
- …on Trump taking credit for low black employment
- …. on Trump's nod to prison reform
- … on Trump's call for prescription drug price controls
- Post-speech wrap-Up video with Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Matt Welch
- Find the full text of Trump's SOTU speech here.
- Adult star Stormy Daniels released a written statement denying that she had an affair with Trump in 2006.
- The Venezuelan government is issuing its own cryptocurrency.
- "The Iranian nation will never give up Imam Khomeini's legacy; Islamism and Republicanism," Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday. "Return is impossible."
- Trump signed an order last night to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open.
Amy Coney Barrett Condemns Purdue University's 'Fundamentally Unfair' Adjudication of Sexual Assault Claims
The opinion, which suggests a strong concern about due process, will nevertheless be cited as evidence of the SCOTUS nominee's "uniformly conservative" record.
Amy Coney Barrett Thinks the Second Amendment Prohibits Blanket Bans on Gun Possession by People With Felony Records
The SCOTUS contender's 2019 dissent will alarm gun control supporters but reassure people who want judges to take this constitutional provision as seriously as others.
Amy Coney Barrett Demolishes the Qualified Immunity Claim of a Detective Accused of Framing a Man for Murder
The case is an encouraging sign that the SCOTUS contender is not the sort of judge who bends over backward to shield cops from liability for outrageous misconduct.
DC Circuit Rules House of Representatives has Standing to Challenge Trump's Diversion of Funds to Build his Border Wall
The opinion was written by prominent conservative Judge David Sentelle.
Rand Paul, Tulsi Gabbard, Thomas Massie, Ron Wyden Join Forces To Unplug the President's 'Internet Kill Switch'
Under the broad terms of a 1934 federal law, the president has the authority to seize emergency control of almost any electronic device in the country.