Refighting the Indian Wars

Did you hear about how Facebook censored a passage from the Declaration of Independence as “hate speech”? The Vindicator, a small daily newspaper in Liberty, Texas, had been posting passages from the Declaration on its Facebook page in the days leading up to July 4th. The project went smoothly until it reached the

By | 2018-07-12T19:33:24+00:00 July 11th, 2018|

Making American Jews Right Again

In his book Why Are Jews Liberals, Norman Podhoretz described a “Torah of Liberalism” as the guiding political philosophy of contemporary American Jews. Lacking religious devotion to the ancient Biblical text and Rabbinic tradition, or to the ritual observances practiced by “Orthodox” Jewry, Jewish Americans affiliated with liberal denominations, or disaffiliated completely from

By | 2018-07-10T22:48:40+00:00 July 11th, 2018|

The Last Gasp of the “But Gorsuch!” Hacks

Famous last words, NeverTrumpers. With the retirement of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy—the Reagan Administration’s third choice to fill the empty seat of Associate Justice Lewis Powell, remember—President Trump has the opportunity to reshape the Supreme Court into a decidedly more originalist, textualist institution, thus fulfilling a core promise of his 2016 campaign: to

By | 2018-07-08T20:02:56+00:00 July 9th, 2018|

Resisting the Instinctive ‘Conservative’ Impulse on Roe v. Wade

When Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court, the logical response would have been a series of reflections about his dominant role in changing the definition of marriage and turning same-sex pairings into a constitutional right. Instead, the first thought among many who follow American politics was Roe v. Wade

By | 2018-07-08T21:24:01+00:00 July 8th, 2018|

America Is Not a Nation of Immigrants

America is a nation of immigrants. It’s a commonplace among the political class. Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), emergent leaders in the open-borders vanguard of the Democratic Party, never tire of saying so. Both object to the Trump Administration’s hard line on border control and have buttressed their calls

By | 2018-07-12T13:50:33+00:00 July 8th, 2018|

History’s Bad Ideas Are an Inspiration for Progressives

What we now consider stupid and dangerous ideas of the past, progressives see as useful in the present.Even liberal historians usually label as disastrous two decisions by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration: the adoption of the Earl Warren-McClatchy newspaper inspired plan to intern Japanese-American citizens and the Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937—better known

By | 2018-07-08T08:52:08+00:00 July 6th, 2018|