Recent Op-Eds

Don’t Despair over Trump’s Travel Ban Just Yet

By David Bier. Washington Post. June 27, 2017.

Because the court allowed the ban to go into effect only against applicants who have few ties to the United States, the court may decide to protect those immigrants with close ties to the country.

Why the Court’s Church Decision Was a No-Brainer

By Ilya Shapiro. CNN.com. June 26, 2017.

Today’s decision makes clear that Trinity Lutheran’s playground improvement is no different than the government provision of police or fire protection to houses of worship and other religious institutions.

The Danger of Mission Creep in Syria

By Emma Ashford. National Interest (Online). June 26, 2017.

The United States has no viable long-term strategy for resolving or exiting the civil war.