Trump Is Right to End Insurance Subsidies, Wrong on Restricting the Press
These days, it is hard to be a constitutionalist. Our system of government is under attack from both the left and the right.
Progressives are gnashing their teeth over President Trump’s executive order cutting federal subsidies to insurance companies. ...
Congress Wasn’t Designed to Handle Tax Policy
As Congress gets down to the task of reforming the tax code, I find myself asking: Why is this necessary?
No doubt, tax reform is necessary. Our tax code is a mess, to say the least. But why is it ...
Why Medicare for All Would Damage our Republic
Bernie Sanders remains the hot ticket in Democratic politics these days. He is hocking a “Medicare for all” program that presidential aspirants are tripping over themselves to endorse. Given the ideological trajectory of the party’s base over the last 20 ...
James Madison’s Lesson on Free Speech
The broad middle of this country seems caught between a rock and a hard place. On the far left, the “Antifa” movement has taken to protesting — often quite violently — ideas that do not conform to their transitory notions of social ...
It is not quite over.
It seems virtually impossible that anybody will match Mitt Romney in votes or delegates. That gives the former Massachusetts governor a huge moral claim on the nomination, even if he ultimately falls short of the ...
Dear Supremes, Stay Out of the Gerrymandering Business
Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Gil v. Whitford, a case involving the boundaries of Wisconsin state-legislative districts. The plaintiffs are asking the Court to strike down the Republican-drawn lines as an unconstitutional example of partisan gerrymandering.
This month marks an important anniversary. It has been 230 years since the delegates to the Constitutional Convention completed their work and signed the Constitution, sending it off to the states for ratification.
The Constitution is the greatest instrument of government ...
Trump’s DACA Repeal Is a Pause in the Trend toward Executive Overreach
Despite being an (admittedly dyspeptic) opponent of Donald Trump’s 2016 nomination, and a regular critic of his administration, I must acknowledge that the president has often endeavored to restore balance to our constitutional order. His court appointments have been outstanding, ...
It’s Time for Conservatives to Fight Corruption
It is getting hard to ignore the growing number of conservative reformers. Utah senator Mike Lee has been a veritable innovation factory since he entered Congress, promoting new ideas on education, taxes, and energy, among other issues. Last year’s ...