First Principles

Confusion on the Right?

Wittingly or unwittingly, many voices on the Right are advancing the Progressives’ cause instead of truth, justice, and the American way.

The Promise of Freedom

We don’t need fuzzy platitudinous tweets about America from Republican politicians. What we need right now is what we might call “politics for adults.”

Of Rights and Laws 

It wasn’t just that the colonists believed they had a right to defend their property, their speech, and every other inherent right: they believed they had an obligation to defend them. 

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.