Multilateral Dreamin’

The foreign policy establishment’s vapidities veil a substantive void. Their competence is bounded strictly by their experience, which is of personal success and public failure.

Fraud, Evidence, Proof, Power

Sidney Powell and Tucker Carlson ignore the relationship that American law commands between evidence, proof, and power. They should be focused on probable cause, not proof.

Your FBI Will Entrap You

Is the nation’s top law enforcement agency protecting society from sociopaths or is the bureau itself sociopathic? Evidence and experience suggest the latter.

Revolution 2020

The revolution long since destroyed the original American Republic in the minds, hearts, and habits of a critical mass of citizens. So now what?

Language, Freedom, And Law

In Bostock, the Supreme Court has taken the fateful step to assert that a common word, vital to social relations, can mean whatever anyone wants it to mean.

Reason, Emergencies, and Self-Government

In the time of COVID-19, the primary practical problem is that any number of persons who hold positions of power have taken to exercising their statutory authority—and often much much more—to please themselves or to act out their dreams of power.

Fear Makes Power

The establishment’s pundits and politicians who cheer for higher death tolls from the virus and for more straitened circumstances must imagine that enough people in their audience are fearful enough to have abandoned all critical faculties—fearful enough to follow the fear-mongers.

More Commie Than Bernie

Pete Buttigieg is going nowhere. But were Antonio Gramsci to survey today’s America, Buttigieg’s campaign would give him reason to be hopeful.

Governing Takes a Team

Since we are unlikely to prevail on the president to prepare an alternative to a ruling class that is ready to meld with the Sandersistas, it behooves conservatives to put together our own plans and lists of people to implement them.