by | Dec 7, 2019

The impeachment proceedings give us evidence once again of the genius of the Framers of the American Constitution and of the English constitutionalists whose thought they embraced and developed. Constitutionalism is the alternative to basing government on a master idea….

by | Dec 6, 2019

Our country could survive an impeachment trial of Donald Trump. We’d be wounded and I hope that calamity can be avoided, but we’d survive. The more momentous issue in the current impeachment kerfuffle is how and to what extent the…

by | Dec 6, 2019

A Harvard fop, an Almira Gulch impersonator, and a warlock who, through table rappings, a Ouija board, or some other means of communication with the spirit world, revealed that the Founders all agree with Maxine Waters on Donald Trump’s impeachment…

by | Dec 5, 2019

Anyone holding out hope that Wednesday’s impeachment hearing by the House Judiciary Committee would consist of thoughtful testimony from impartial constitutional scholars was destined to be disappointed. Four witnesses appeared, three of whom were chosen by Democratic Chairman Jerrold Nadler,…

by | Dec 5, 2019

To begin at the beginning, my alter ego and braino super pal Judah M. Friedman and I are riding around glorious Los Angeles in the rain. In our woolly Jewish heads, we’re trying to digest some things. Two heads are…

by | Dec 3, 2019

For most of its history, a wise observer once remarked, the American conservative movement has been an oxymoron: it doesn’t move anywhere and has never conserved anything. The man who made that observation died a few years ago, but not…

by | Dec 2, 2019

Their rhetoric notwithstanding, congressional Democrats understand that their chances of ousting President Trump from office are infinitesimal. There are a few, like AOC and “the Squad,” who still cling to the pipe dream that Trump will be impeached, convicted, and…

by | Dec 1, 2019

Just how stupid are we human beings as a species? That’s been an ongoing debate in the environmental law field for over a generation. The prevailing view was stated in a famous article by Garrett Hardin, “The Tragedy of the…

by | Nov 28, 2019

America witnessed an extraordinary moment in civil–military relations last week when Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a witness in the House impeachment inquiry, insisted that the committee’s ranking member address him by his Army rank. Usually the inquisitor reserves the right…

by | Nov 27, 2019

Democrats are trying to impeach President Trump for holding up military aid to Ukraine after Congress voted to provide it. Trump put a hold on the aid on July 18, and it wasn’t released until September 11. What the Dems…

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