In praising Samuel Alito, Ilya Somin is a bit unfair to Antonin Scalia. Scalia takes a pretty expansive view of First Amendment protections, after all; he was in the majority in the flag-burning cases (which I mentioned here). Scalia has said of one of the flag-burners, “I would have been delighted to throw Mr. Johnson in jail. Unfortunately, as I understand the First Amendment, I couldn’t do it.” And Raich notwithstanding, Scalia’s been pretty good on federalism; while I’d like to believe that Alito would, like Thomas, be even better, I’m not sure that Rybar, by itself, tells us that.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?