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Ilya Shapiro
Ilya Shapiro is senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute and editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review.
by | Sep 18, 2013

Is the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) becoming a Cassandra? You remember Cassandra. She was given the gift of prophecy but, for holding out on that rake, Apollo, was cursed so that her predictions and those of all her descendants would…

by | Sep 9, 2013

Peggy Noonan got it exactly right. “A point on how quickly public opinion has jelled,” wrote Ronald Reagan’s former speechwriter. “There is something going on here, a new distance between Washington and America that the Syria debate has forced into…

by | Aug 20, 2013

Growing up in St. Louis you come to appreciate the Missouri River very much, especially in the dry season when it makes up almost 60 percent of the flow of the Mississippi River at the foot of the Arch. A…

by | Aug 6, 2013

George Will is an opinion columnist and public intellectual whose reputation may very well surpass that of Walter Lippmann in the annals of American letters. His recent article on “Religion and the American Public,” published in the journal National Affairs,…

by | Jul 31, 2013

The Virginia governor’s race is well underway with Republican Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli running against über Democratic fundraiser and former party chairman Terry McAuliffe. The Cook Political Report has called this campaign “the marquee race on the ballot nationally in…

by | Jun 24, 2013

The farm bills now before Congress… attest, if nothing else, to the inertia of politics. There is no “public interest” (a phrase often meaningless in Washington) in having government subsidize farmers. Food would be produced without subsidies. — Robert Samuelson, author…

by | Jun 10, 2013

One of the selling points for comprehensive immigration reform is the claimed benefits of granting a special kind of green card to all foreign students earning advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This argument is being made…

by | Jun 3, 2013

Saturday I dropped by a friend’s home in McLean, Virginia, to watch a bit of half-court basketball and talk a little politics with Ken Cuccinelli, our state Attorney General and Republican candidate for governor. Evidently, the campaign decided to allocate…

by | May 28, 2013

The Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia, is currently offering a special exhibition on the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg. There you will find a blow-up of a famous photograph of less than a dozen veterans of…

by | May 23, 2013

Consider a time, six decades ago, when the rate of Sunday Mass attendance for Catholics in the United States was 75 percent. Eighty percent went to confession yearly or more. Archbishop Fulton Sheen topped the television ratings in prime time….

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