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by | Sep 27, 2020

“Parliament” comes from the French and has a root meaning of talking. It is the body empowered to speak on…

by | Sep 20, 2020

Conservatives are interested in conserving things. The past has meaning in the present. Anti-conservative rhetoric often dismisses this interest by…

by | Jul 25, 2020

“You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone,” sang Joni Mitchell many a decade ago. It’s a very old…

by | Jul 19, 2020

Constitutions deal with the real world, which is never as simple as an attractive idea. But a constitution that is…

by | May 28, 2020

Now is the time of the biblical holiday of Shavu’ot, translated literally as the Holiday of Weeks, coming as it…

by | May 21, 2020

The premise behind our Constitution is that we humans are capable of governing ourselves. It is we, the people, who…

by | Apr 6, 2020

On April 5, President Trump issued a proclamation designating that day as Education Day, and calling to mind the life…

by | Apr 4, 2020

England in the 1640s was shaking apart along many fault lines. The royalists, known as the Cavaliers, fought with King…

by | Jan 8, 2020

Dissenting in the case of Caperton v. A. T. Massey Coal Co. (2009), the late Justice Antonin Scalia (1936–2016) wrote,…

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