First Principles

America Never Existed

We are in danger of losing not only the habits and institutions of republican self-government, but our very ability to remember and understand them. It will be as if America never existed.

How to Save Our Democracy

Congress has abdicated and handed over its power to undemocratic institutions run by officials neither elected by nor accountable to the electorate. If we fix that, maybe we can fix America. 

On Freedom

Put simply, freedom is the ability to act without constraint. It does not demand anything. It expects nothing.

Our Dark Age

The Supreme Court, in retreating from its long-standing usurpation of legislative power in cultural matters, has cleared a way toward the recovery of a high and humane moral vision.