The concatenation of ideas we call “woke” has transformed tolerance into a norm of forced association, speech, and performance.
The authority to proclaim a Thanksgiving might seem trivial to us. But it is, in fact, fraught with meaning.
As the emergency wanes, it's well past time for legislatures to take Covid policy back from the bureaucrats.
Perhaps those fleeing California are right to despair.
It is hard to reconcile a permanent abdication of American sovereignty via the treaty power with the very idea of constitutional government.
The bias in regulation ought to be toward ensuring free and open discussion in our public spaces.
What dreams of equality may come?
Citizens are to be respected as equals, and this demands we treat public opinion with the respect it deserves.
The rash of Covid rule-breaking among our leadership class makes me wonder if our leadership class still believe in the democratic standard.
Lepore’s book reads like an effort to create a storyline that could help us to restore a lost world, but it is not history.
The college-admissions scandal enrages conservatives, who detest the concentrated power that today’s “best schools” represent; but we always had an elite.
If we take the Fourteenth Amendment to mean what Michael Rappaport and others argue, some strange consequences follow for resident aliens.
If Roe v. Wade is overturned, we will have to go back to the messy compromises of politics, which might actually avert a new disunion.
The rationale for what is now called “originalism” has chiefly to do with the legitimacy of the 1787 Constitution.
One can be “woke” or one can be self-aware, that is, aware of man’s political nature. One cannot be both, and this puts SJW's beyond satire.
In 1796, in the midst of the donnybrook over the Jay Treaty, President Washington asserted what we now call “executive privilege .”
Two Hundred Forty years ago, Christmas Eve, was a desperate time for America.
The more government does, and the more aspects of our lives it touches, the more moral ideas and actions are implicated in federal law.
Civic movements can be a tremendous blessing to society, but only if the public square remains free.
Richard Samuelson is associate professor of government in Hillsdale College’s Van Andel Graduate School of Statesmanship.