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Pandemic Nightmares

Conspiracy theories about the Covid-19 pandemic are legion and sometimes go like this (I have heard such theories more than once): governments everywhere, avid as governments by their very nature…

Join the party for our sister, Madame Vice President Kamala Harris

We did it! Kamala Devi Harris is our vice president as of Wednesday. We broke down walls and shattered not one, or two, but three ceilings. No matter what lies ahead,…

To Bigotry No Sanction

There were few Jewish citizens in the founding era, and they were certainly not a constituency that needed to be cultivated for political reasons. Nevertheless, President George Washington assured the…

Biden cleans house of propagandists at the Voice of America

President Biden is pushing back Donald Trump’s efforts to turn the U.S. Agency for Global Media, including its flagship Voice of America, from U.S. state media (however problematic that may often…

Democracies and Double Standards

Shortly before he died, Francois Mitterand gathered his friends for one final grand meal.  The meal featured ortolan, a rare bird, that was, illegal to consume.  I recall discussing the…

Metal detectors keep finding House Republicans with weapons. How long has that been going on?

U.S. Capitol police are investigating after Rep. Andy Harris, Republican of Maryland, attempted to bring a concealed gun onto the House floor. Harris was caught by the new metal detector installed…

Becoming Civil Again

While a record number of citizens participated in the 2020 election, and voting is a key component of any form of representative government, it’s important to understand that the mere…

General who delayed use of National Guard in Jan. 6 insurgency may have been Michael Flynn's brother

In the aftermath of the deadly Jan. 6 insurgency, reports identified “a Pentagon official” as having blocked requests for increased security and the use of the National Guard. In particular,…

An Incomplete Introduction to the Fourteenth Amendment

Editor’s Note: This essay previously appeared in the Federalist Society Review. Scholars seeking to master commentary on the original meaning of Section One of the Fourteenth Amendment confront a bewildering…

Donald Trump hands out 143 pardons as he prepares to pardon us all from more Donald Trump

On the last evening of the way-too-long-running series, “Trump: America under Siege,” Donald Trump trotted out his favorite executive power and waved that magic pardon wand like Tinkerbell on a bender. The…