Author Archives: Stephen Beale

Chuck Grassley Wants to Let People Out of Jail

Republicans have taken the lead on reducing mandatory sentencing. Here’s why.

The Conservative Case Against the Death Penalty

Forget Pope Francis’s supposed leftism: the right has many reasons to oppose capital punishment, too.

How Trump Critics Want to Save—and Ruin—Democracy

There are two senses of the word and Never Trumpers’ intentions are very different for each.

What’s Philly’s DA Got to Do With Me?

If every city had a Larry Krasner, there might be fewer people in jail who didn’t belong there.

How the Left Fell in Love With Localism

The Trump presidency and the voids left by the right have many liberals reconsidering the small and the particular.

Ending the Reign of the Nuclear Monarchs

No president should have unilateral authority over Armageddon.

The Real Problem: The Militarization of the NFL

Professional sports should stop shilling for the warfare state.

Craig Shirley Emerges at “Very Top” of Reagan Biographers

All four volumes a labor of love.

America’s Special Education Mess

The system has never been grounded in fiscal reality.

Trump Lost His ‘Art of the Deal’ Mojo

Repeal-and-replace is a big, big fail

Here’s How to Break the GOP Logjam on Health Care

Subsidies aren’t the only way to fund care for those who can’t afford it.

Is Trump the New Teddy Roosevelt?

Trump’s insistence on national solidarity, rejection of globalism, and demand for total patriotism channel TR.