Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Marijuana legalization redefines federalism

I’ve read every story – and there are a ton of them – about the excitement of a Republican lawmaker proposing to make medical marijuana...

In Texas, two very American heroes

Before the Texas church shooter encountered any police officers, he was run off a highway and dead. He had been shot and chased by...

When the state condemns a disabled child

Imagine your own beloved child was lying in a hospital with a mysterious brain disease. Should you, as the parent, be allowed to decide...

The battle over socialism is joined

It’s begun. We are having a debate over socialism.  Not over whether it’s fair to call Democrats socialists. Not over whether socialism has been good...

The Republican populism that Taft resisted

No elaborate catechism is required to determine if someone is a conservative. A single question, as simple as it is infallible, suffices: For whom...

Americans too worried to go on vacation

“Here we are in peak vacation season, but I’m afraid to take my paid vacation time off!” “Regrettably, you are not alone. According to the...

Lawmakers always find their ‘flexibility’

“No man’s life, liberty or property are safe when the legislature is in session.” Contrary to accepted wisdom, Mark Twain didn’t say that, although it...

In today’s politics, there’s no such thing as rock bottom

When John Keats said that autumn is the season of “mists and mellow fruitfulness,” he did not anticipate this American autumn. It resembles the...

Trump and Braun in the days of zero tolerance

When Attorney General Curtis Hill left the Indiana Republican Convention in Evansville last June, social conservatives were whispering in his ear about a potential...

The GOP tax bill represents a disconcerting raid on university endowments

Such is the federal government’s sprawl, and its power to establish new governing precedents, mere Washington twitches can jeopardize venerable principles and institutions. This...