Syria presents a constitutional moment
No U.S. president should assume he is, as de Gaulle almost mystically did, the nation, or is solely responsible for it.
Obama seeks an accomplice for Syria action
Does Obama understand the perils of being denied an authorization he has sought, and then treating the denial as irrelevant?
Obama is talking America into a war
Obama has a glutton’s, rather than a gourmet’s, appetite for his own rhetorical cuisine.
One brainy idea
How does matter become conscious of itself?
Court orders administration to follow nuclear waste law
This episode is a snapshot of contemporary Washington
Obama’s unconstitutional steps worse than Nixon’s
When the president does it, it is not illegal?
Taming the tax code beast
Simplification would reduce the opportunities for the political class to throw its weight around.
The one who would
Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder isn’t worried about Detroit
Motown’s one-man show
Detroit’s decline began in the 1960s, well before the auto industry’s downward spiral.
Detroit’s death by democracy
It is a myth that Detroit is simply a victim of “de-industrialization”
The ACS should not become collateral damage.
Egypt’s preferable tyranny
Morsi pursued his objective — putting Egypt irrevocably on a path away from secular politics and social modernity — noisily and imprudently.
The never-mind presidency
On immigration … and everything else.
At Gettysburg, choices mattered
Studying history serves democracy by highlighting contingencies.
Time caught up with
the Voting Rights Act
Section 4 is “based on decades-old data and eradicated practices.”
George Will: A web still tangled
There is no compelling governmental interest from racial diversity that must be achieved by racial discrimination.
Hitting a wall in Berlin
Is everyone in his orbit too lost in raptures of admiration to warn him?
Ersatz “wars” — domestic wars on various real or imagined vices — also wound the defense of limited government.
Scowling face of the state
Government requires trust. But progressives demand such inordinate amounts of it that it provokes distrust.
Too sweet to kill
The big companies like Mars and Hershey can locate plants around the world. The hundreds of family-owned American candy companies cannot.