Pious wishes won’t change politics

We human beings cling to dogmas long after they’re disproven. We tend to believe things that make us feel better or remind of us...

The internet tax: Sen. Kenley’s pyrrhic victory

From news accounts, former state Sen. Luke Kenley sounds like a crazy old coot yelling at the kids to stay off his Internet. “I’m going...

Does one awful summit foretell another?

“There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea.” — Donald Trump, June 13, 2018 “North Korea is upgrading its nuclear research center at a...

With its Janus decision, the Supreme Court corrected itself on First Amendment

The Supreme Court is especially admirable when correcting especially deplorable prior decisions, as with the 1954 school desegregation decision rejecting a 1896 decision’s “separate...

Justice Kennedy just Comey’d Sen. Donnelly

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly may have just gotten Comey’d. For Hoosier Republicans who have hitched their wagon to President Trump, having endured all the incendiary...

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”...

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...

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 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...