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Robert VerBruggen
by | Mar 20, 2009

Closed Minds? Politics and Ideology in American Universities By Bruce L.R. Smith, Jeremy D. Mayer, and A. Lee Fritschler (Brookings Institution Press, 278 pages, $32.95) It’s been all the rage in the mainstream media lately: Several studies have supposedly disproved…

by | Aug 21, 2008

Supreme Court justices excluded, appeals-court judge Richard Posner is arguably the nation’s most respected right-of-center jurist. So when he argues in the New Republic that the high court recently got the Second Amendment wrong, people pay attention. Right leaning academic…

by | Aug 14, 2008

According to a recent prize-winning study published in Berkeley’s Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, when a college student brings a video game to school, it has a negative effect on even his roommate’s GPA. If the two roomies bring…

by | Jul 18, 2008

Gun-rights supporters are going to have to come down from their post-Heller high a little earlier than they’d hoped. There’s already a considerable amount of legal maneuvering taking place, and for much of it, a bullseye is uncertain. Most promising…

by | Jun 30, 2008

In discussions of last Thursday’s District of Columbia v. Heller ruling, Justice Antonin Scalia’s majority opinion has, naturally, been front and center. But the two dissents are important as well. They show the four liberal justices’ complete willingness to subordinate…

by | Jun 27, 2008

It’s not much of a surprise to see the Supreme Court strike down the District of Columbia’s gun laws, which had effectively banned handguns and required that any long guns be stored in non-functioning states. But until the opinions in…

by | May 30, 2008

Everyone knows that Republicans are more skeptical of immigration than Democrats are. And everyone knows that the November election will be hell on Senate Republicans. So simple logic indicates that immigration restrictionists will lose ground by the year’s end. This,…

by | Apr 8, 2008

Much has been made of Barack Obama’s audacious embrace of Second Amendment rights for rural Pennsylvanians. Since entering the national scene, the Illinois senator has kept mum about his undeniably anti-gun voting record. Now he’s actively courting firearm-rights supporters. According…

by | Mar 18, 2008

Today the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in DC v. Heller, perhaps the most important Second Amendment case in the history of the world. The decision is expected in June. The justices will seek to answer, in their own…

by | Feb 26, 2008

The Founders’ View of the Right to Bear Arms: A Definitive History of the Second Amendment by David E. Young (Golden Oak Books, 288 pages, $30) The best writers communicate their ideas in the fewest words possible. So it was…

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