Saturday, March 23, 2019

THE EMPEROR’S STARE DECISIS

On Wednesday of last week, my  co-blogger Mike Dorf at Dorf on Law wrote a typically thoughtful post on the difficulties originalists (and others) have when...

AMERICA’S GREAT TEST IS WHAT IT DOES WHEN IT DOESN’T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING

The real test of a nation is what it does when it doesn’t have to do anything. A country that is facing famine, dealing...

THE “I” WORD

With Donald Trump's long-time lawyer, Michael Cohen and the company that owns National Enquirer copping pleas earlier this week, the "I" word -...

COSMIC POLITICAL DUST

Last week, I was getting ready to write a column about how the passing of President George H.W. Bush, and Senator John McCain before...

BOB COUSY, BILL RUSSELL, AND RACE IN AMERICA ON AND OFF THE COURT

It is a rare event to read a book that combines two great passions. But Gary Pomerantz's "The Last Pass: Cousy, Russell, The Celtics, and...

LEGISLATIVE OVERREACH IN WISCONSIN & MICHIGAN UNPRECEDENTED, UNACCEPTABLE

I was a state Senator in my native Ohio for a decade. During that time, I saw my fair share of lame duck sessions...

IS THIS ANY WAY TO RUN A COUNTRY? THE ARREST OF MENG WANZHOU

It was always going to be a dramatic confrontation. The President of the United States, ready to take on the bad behavior of China when...

FIRST 2020 POLLING SHOWS BIDEN IN LEAD AMONG DEMS; BETO TAKES 4TH

According to a Harvard/Harris poll released yesterday, Joe Biden is the initial frontrunner for the 2020 presidential nomination among the 36 potential Democratic presidential...

60 MILLION DEMOCRATS CAN’T BE WRONG

We should have known the conventional wisdom was wrong on June 13, 2017. On that date, six months after the inauguration of Donald Trump,...

The Center Must Hold

News headlines, academic reports and troubling anecdotes highlighting the current division in American politics are now a daily occurrence. Not since the late 1960s...

Why, Mr. President?

Those Iowa Caucuses

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