President Trump earlier this week issued a revised version of his infamous executive order to temporarily ban the issuance of new green cards and visas for nationals from Iran, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, and Sudan. The new order dropped Iraq, which eviscerated Trump’s argument that the list of banned countries is based on an existing list […]
I want to come out in favor of safe spaces. Not everywhere, or for all purposes, but in general I think there should be a strong presumption in favor of limited and exclusive safe spaces for any group that wants to establish one. Of course, the group would need to have the ability and legal […]
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If this new executive order had been what was was signed initially—combined with the normal interagency process and briefing of border officials as to how to implement it—President Trump wouldn’t have provoked the type of political response he did or the legal quagmire he entered. This order is much more narrowly tailored, providing exemptions not […]
The forgotten story of how American women turned the tide against Prohibition and reclaimed the moral high ground from the dry movement.
Jobs are the means, not the ends in themselves.
The administration’s revised travel ban still misses the mark.
The American founding generation had this crazy idea that ideas mattered more than who espoused them.
Wouldn’t a fleet of supersonic aircraft overland create intolerable sonic booms that would rattle windows and scare livestock?
The most straightforward reason to oppose the criminalization of the sex industry is that trading sex for money is not wrong.
Whether you’re a casual moviegoer or a diehard cinephile, you will learn a lot about government from watching these ten great movies, all of which are rated as being some of the best of all time by IMDb and the American Film Institute.
During the presidential campaign Donald Trump’s son, Eric Trump, tweeted a picture of a bowl of Skittles candies along with the caption: “If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take handful? That’s our Syrian refugee problem.” Trump’s tweet generated backlash from many corners but […]
What does it really mean to “repeal and replace” Obamacare?
The incentive structure of the federal government needs adjusting.
Jae Lee came to the United States legally as a child but never became a citizen. In 2009, he pled guilty to a drug crime after his lawyer assured him that he could not be deported as a result. The lawyer was wrong, because the conviction made Lee subject to mandatory removal. When Lee learned […]
Consensual sex is legal. But as soon as one party offers cash to another in exchange for sex and that money is voluntarily accepted, it’s considered prostitution, and that is illegal.
The state’s comprise the federal government; not the other way around.
Judges’ duty is to interpret the law, discover the facts, and apply the Constitution — no exceptions.
Even well informed people of good will have very different religious, moral, and philosophic views.
I do favor some role for the government. One idea for overcoming the free rider problem is mandatory health saving accounts and catastrophic insurance. (The alternative is letting people who choose not to be insured simply die when they are sick. Even if that’s the right policy, society is not willing to adopt it—so health savings accounts seem like a good second best policy.)
A society can’t close itself off and remain free.
Libertarians talk about the non-aggression principle a lot, but what does it mean?
Government school systems fail to provide different kinds of instruction as appropriate to different kinds of students in different places and times.
In his first month as President, Donald Trump has been the epitome of democracy.