Home » Posts tagged with » Thomas Knapp

If the University of Alabama Doesn’t Need Hugh Culverhouse, Jr.’s Money, it Doesn’t Need Yours

If the University of Alabama Doesn’t Need Hugh Culverhouse, Jr.’s Money, it Doesn’t Need Yours

  By Thomas L. Knapp Last year, Florida attorney and philanthropist Hugh Culverhouse, Jr. donated $26.5 million to the University of Alabama. The university, grateful for its largest private contribution ever, reciprocated by naming its law school after him. Hugh and UA, sittin’ in a tree … On June 7, the UA’s board of trustees […]

Los Angeles: Homelessness Meets Economics 101

Los Angeles: Homelessness Meets Economics 101

  By Thomas L. Knapp “We can’t arrest our way out of this. We can’t shelter our way out of this. We have to house our way out of this,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said last year while campaigning for a measure to spend $1.2 billion in taxpayer money over ten years on housing […]

Capital Punishment Isn’t Unconstitutional. We Should End it Anyway.

Capital Punishment Isn’t Unconstitutional. We Should End it Anyway.

  By Thomas L. Knapp On April 1, The Supreme Court of the United States ruled against death row inmate Russell Bucklew’s appeal of his execution method. Nixing his claim that a rare medical condition would make the execution unconstitutionally “cruel and unusual” by virtue of being excruciatingly painful the Court (in an opinion written […]

The Mueller Report Changed my Mind on Term Limits

The Mueller Report Changed my Mind on Term Limits

  By Thomas L. Knapp I haven’t read the Mueller report yet. I’m writing this on the day of its release (with redactions) by US Attorney General William Barr.  I’ll read it later, but I didn’t have to read it, or even wait for its release, to reach one conclusion from it: It’s time to […]

Wish List Politics: Green No Deal

Wish List Politics: Green No Deal

  by Thomas L. Knapp The word of the month for the Democratic Party’s would-be 2020 presidential nominees is “aspirational.” “The Green New Deal? I see it as aspirational,” US Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) told Fox News on February 12. She would vote for the resolution introduced by US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and US […]

Aircraft Carriers: Give Truman and Ford a Burial at Sea

Aircraft Carriers: Give Truman and Ford a Burial at Sea

  By Thomas L. Knapp The US Department of Defense wants to retire an old aircraft carrier early while building two new ones (and adding other goodies to their shopping list). Surprise, surprise — politicians from states with the shipyards and naval bases that employ their constituents want to keep the old carrier AND build […]

Why Wait for 2021? End the Federal War on Marijuana Now!

Why Wait for 2021? End the Federal War on Marijuana Now!

  By Thomas L. Knapp The Boston Globe’s Naomi Martin and James Pindell report that all of 2020’s formally declared “major party” presidential candidates say they support legalizing marijuana at the federal level. Yes, that includes President Trump. Great idea! But why should the nearly 2/3 of Americans who want marijuana legalized spend the next […]

Congress’s Cowardly “Emergency” Rebuke

Congress’s Cowardly “Emergency” Rebuke

  By Thomas L. Knapp By the time you read this column, the US House of Representatives will almost certainly have passed the following Joint Resolution: “Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, pursuant to section 202 of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. […]

A Campaign Finance Proposal: Let’s Do Away with SOTU

A Campaign Finance Proposal: Let’s Do Away with SOTU

  By Thomas L. Knapp Well, Trump blinked. In his standoff with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) over the 2019 State of the Union address, the president finally conceded that he doesn’t get to deliver the speech before a joint session of Congress unless he’s invited to do so — technically by the House and […]

Now More Than Ever, It’s Clear the FBI Must Go

Now More Than Ever, It’s Clear the FBI Must Go

  By Thomas L. Knapp The New York Times reports that “[i]n the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests.” That’s an interesting way of […]

Page 1 of 29123Next ›Last »