Thomas Wheatley's Journal

Thoughtful conservative commentary on matters of law, public policy, and politics.

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President Trump And The Issue Of Free Speech

Donald Trump is hardly the first public official to want to get back at his critics using libel laws. If…

President Trump should nominate Trey Gowdy for the 4th Circuit

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) may be leaving Congress, but that doesn’t mean he’s done with public life. The conservative pit…

D.C.’s Fair Elections Act would give more power to the powerful

The D.C. public trough is about to have another mouth to feed: politicians. The so-called Fair Elections Act of 2017, a…

An Orwellian tale of ‘campaign finance reform’

There’s a foul stench emanating from Wisconsin. And it reeks of state thuggery. An investigative report by Wisconsin’s attorney general…

Appeasement is a bad reason to support the Maryland Trust Act

In the words of James Bond villain Alec Trevelyan, why can’t the Maryland Law Enforcement and Governmental Trust Act just…

Maryland cross case is a chance to rethink the establishment clause

Towering over the intersection of Maryland Route 450 and U.S. Alternate Route 1 stands a 40-foot-tall cross bearing the names…

Ralph Northam’s Failure of Character

Democrat Ralph Northam has a new title: spineless hypocrite. Last week, the Latino Victory Fund launched an ad depicting a white man…

Ed Gillespie has the right answer for dealing with MS-13

“Kill. Rape. Control.” That is the motto of MS-13, a murderous criminal gang that has recently taken a keen interest…

What Virginia’s candidates for governor are getting wrong about gun control

When it comes to talking about gun control, Virginia’s main gubernatorial candidates have missed the mark. Democrat Ralph Northam demanded…

Trump, honor Obama’s agreement to release Guantanamo detainee

If President Donald Trump is interested in bringing swift justice to captured al Qaeda leaders, he can start by releasing…

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