Daily Clips: March 22, 2017

Seattle’s gun-sale tax raises less than $200,000 in first year: The original estimate was $300,000 to $500,000.

Muslims inside FBI describe culture of suspicion and fear:

Muslims within the FBI say that their treatment is not only unfair but frays the bureau’s already shaky relationship with the US Muslim community. One recently ousted official believes his firing is a prelude to a wider “purge” of Muslims within the US national security apparatus.

How will the American Health Care Act affect the GOP’s political fortunes? A bristling conversation between three political thinkers on the future of the AHCA.

The problems with originalism:

Despite the serious problems with textualism and originalism, we can expect to hear Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee champion these theories in their attempt to send Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. But Democrats should make clear that neither theory is prescribed by the Constitution or reflects a convincing picture of the founders’ intent. Nor, in the end, do they prevent the judicial activism that Justice Scalia supposedly abhorred. On the contrary, they are nothing more than thinly veiled disguises for modern political conservatism.

Wall Street Journal’s editorial board has lost faith in Donald Trump: That didn’t take long.

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Nick Cassella
Nick Cassella graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2014. After graduating, he worked on the Initiative 594 campaign before joining Civic Ventures, where he now manages Civic Skunk Works' social media presence.