First Principles

Thank You For Smoking

By shuffling off early, we smokers are doing the ingrates a small favor. You can live as long as you like, as long as you don’t like living. 

Counterfeit Civics

“Educating for American Democracy” is the return of Common Core under a new label, this time applied to history and civics. America can only restore its civics education by rejecting EAD.

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.