First Principles

What About the Founders?

According to some critics, American conservatives are confused about rights. Perhaps these critics are confused about the founders?

Red Lines

The Constitution invites us—and politics compels us—to consider redrawing state and local borders.

A Forgotten Piety

We should honor our forebears for what they bequeathed to us, and squirm a little, because we would be hard put to say what we are leaving for our children, supposing that we have any.

The Way of Socialism

An absolute commitment to benevolence, like the road that is paved with good intentions, typically leads to an unprofitable destination.