Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Misguided Reliance on Foreign Precedent

In a recent lecture at Ohio State University, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg offered a theory as to why nations created judicial systems post World War II with the power to revoke legislation found to be contrary to their own constitutions.  “What happened in Europe was the Holocaust,” she said, “and people came to see that […]

President Strangelove: How Obama Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bombs

Have we not yet learned anything of the limits of American hegemony?  Even a cursory review of our post-Vietnam engagements in the Middle East shows a foreign policy almost entirely rooted in ineffectual militarism.  Starting in the 1980s, we armed the Mujahedeen rebels in Afghanistan (and thereby created Al Qaeda), had multiple encounters with Libya, […]

Presidential Primary Preview: Mitt Romney Versus Himself

With eighteen months to go before the 2012 elections, Republicans are left to choose from a somewhat underwhelming slate of candidates.  Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, Utah Governor John Huntsman, former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer, and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, are all well-qualified, but are about as exciting as a file cabinet.  The […]

Congressman Weiner, No Pun Intended.

June is National Internet Safety Month, and in light of that the National Center For Missing And Exploited Children would like to remind us that the Internet  “may be used to engage kids in a sexually explicit conversation. Instant messaging interactions may go from an innocent conversation to a sexually explicit or otherwise inappropriate exchange.” […]

If Killing Bin Laden Was Wrong, I Don’t Want To be Right

In the wake of Osama bin Laden’s glorious demise, a number of attention-seeking contrarians have felt the need to voice their opinions condemning the killing as either illegal, or unjust, or both.  Leading the charge was Tony Metcalf, the British editor-in-chief of the Metro newspapers in the United States, who opined that “Democratic states do […]

Liberals Have Us On The Wrong Track With High-Speed Rail

Joblessness is near ten percent, the national debt is approaching one hundred percent of our entire gross domestic product, and more and more states and municipalities are facing insolvency.  But those troubles are apparently too difficult for our government to solve, so our President has instead chosen to tackle the non-problem of our trains travelling […]