Democrats and Republicans Threaten the Constitution
Constitutionalists must in the short term maneuver within a depressing political landscape and choose among very unappealing options while also doing the long-term work of restoring a healthy political culture with the Constitution at its center.
A Word for the Filibuster
The legislative filibuster should not be done away with in the name of pure majority rule. In our time even more than usual, Congress should be designed to require and compel accommodation.
The Barr Letter Interlude
When we look back upon the sordid story of the Trump campaign, Russia, and the special counsel’s investigation, we won’t remember its conclusion as defined by Attorney General Barr’s letter but by Special Counsel Mueller’s report.
A Politics of National Purpose
A proper national politics naturally protects both our shared prerogatives and our individual rights.
The Sting of Meritocracy
The college-admissions scandal is not really about how people get into elite colleges; it’s about how elites behave in our society.
Reclaiming Constitutional Prerogatives
The debate over the president’s emergency declaration is not about Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump but about Congress and the presidency—and seen in those terms, there is no excuse for the president’s power grab.
A Constitutional Emergency?
We do not need to tie ourselves in knots around the fine legalities to see that taking the kind of action President Trump has said he is considering would violate the structure of our Constitution.
The Populism Debates
Markets sometimes offer ways to solve problems from the bottom up and to allow for an edifying diversity of solutions to coexist at once, and so can be allied to the logic underlying a commitment to civil society. And yet, markets and a traditional moral order characterized by commitments to family, faith, community, and country can also be in very great tension with one another.
How Does the Shutdown End?
To a greater degree than has been the case in other shutdowns in this century, both sides entered this one unexpectedly and without a plan, and neither really has much leverage over the other.
‘Judicial Fortitude’ Review: Time for Congress to Do Its Job
Imagine a world where the legislative branch actually legislates, courts interpret laws and executive agencies faithfully execute them.