Why I write; why I’m happy

I began writing the book just published this past week — “Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch with Science, Love, and Common Sense”...

A word that keeps popping up. And that’s a good thing.

We’ve had the occasion more than once recently to write about “community.” We haven’t always used that word but in articles and commentaries about...

For the first time, conservatives might thank God for Kennedy

As many conservatives saw it, Justice Anthony Kennedy’s 1988 ascent to the nation’s highest bench was reason for only muted celebration, if any, because...

Preventing a partisan court from getting worse

Our constitutional system of “checks and balances” only works if those in a position to operate the levers of checking and balancing do their...

Return to sender — Address unknown

Last week someone in Columbus received a suspicious package. Rather than blow it up, they opened it and found 10 pounds of highly illegal...

On immigration, Democrats give Trump the upper hand – again

Democrats just can’t help themselves. They were winning the battle over family separations at the southern border. Americans of all political persuasions were horrified...

The Angelkeep dandelion challenge

Spoiler alert: dandelion bests Angelkeep human again. Not exactly front page news, thus this column’s location. Most lawn keepers eventually lose the dandelion battle...

The Fourth Amendment enters the 21st century

Timothy Carpenter’s interest in smartphones has had two unintended consequences. It has drawn the Supreme Court deeper into ongoing debates about applying the Constitution’s...

Gay marriage: Democrats are weak on the specifics

With the candidates all set and the pieces all in place for the fall general election, it appears that gay marriage is the only...

A diagnostician of our public discontents

When he was asked how to become a columnist, Charles Krauthammer would say, with characteristic drollery, “First, you go to medical school.” He did,...