Sat, May 22, 2010

Doug Giles | May 22, 2010

Y’know, there’s nothing like being chastised by the president of a parasitical border nation whose trespassing citizens are wreaking havoc on our soil.

President Obama has taken the United States one more giant step toward socialism by ramming through the Senate his financial regulation bill.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | May 22, 2010

In an alarming reversal of protocol and wisdom, the dehumanizing practice of female circumcision is gaining acceptance within the United States these days.

Paul Driessen | May 22, 2010

As scientists and policy analysts who’ve studied our ever-changing climate for a combined 65 years and attribute the changes primarily to natural forces, we’ve wondered that ourselves and also asked: Why is warming always framed as bad news?

Rich Tucker | May 22, 2010

Political leaders in Washington could learn a lot from a 1970s rock supergroup. They ought to listen to KISS. Maybe not the band, but definitely the philosophy. Many of today’s political problems come about because our leaders won’t “Keep It Simple, Stupid.”

Robert Knight | May 22, 2010

Oh, that Arizona. What a handy thing to have in your transnational quiver for those times when you want to identify with the tyrants of the world.

Katie Gage | May 22, 2010

It’s been quite a year for Senator Arlen Specter. This time last year, Specter had changed party affiliation and was well on his way to dropping his allegiance to Pennsylvania small businesses and workers in that his commitment to oppose the job-killing Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act (EFCA) was quickly becoming invalid.

Trent Franks | May 22, 2010

With the unfortunate – and yet much anticipated – death of Nigerian President Umaru Yar’ Adua, it is unclear how the people of Nigeria will come together under Goodluck Jonathan’s leadership and prepare for the 2011 elections.

Dan Kennedy | May 22, 2010

In a recent speech, President Obama declared, “at some point, I think you’ve got enough money.” And it’s what he thinks, not what you think, that matters. That goes double for what he thanks about your money.

Armstrong Williams | May 22, 2010

The Tea Party movement has been front and center in the news lately. Stories abound of how they are pushing hard against establishment Democrats and Republicans alike.

Fri, May 21, 2010

Matt Barber | May 21, 2010

Yes, Kagan's sexuality is relevant. Most liberals would disagree, but despite "progressive" protestations to the contrary, character does, in fact, matter.

Kathryn Lopez | May 21, 2010

When Sarah Palin speaks, liberal feminists go wild. The woman is like a stilettoed catalyst for backlash from the professional political sisterhood.

Janice Shaw Crouse | May 21, 2010

Some commentators argue that ObamaCare will “destroy marriage for the middle class the same way that the Great Society welfare state destroyed the black family with financial incentives for staying single.”

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Rich Galen | May 21, 2010

I know I have mentioned before that I don't understand even the basics of the stock market and so I keep my total, accumulated wealth - $12.73 - in my checking account at Burke & Herbert bank in Alexandria, Virginia which is the functional equivalent of burying it in a coffee can under the back porch.

Jonah Goldberg | May 21, 2010

Over the past year, President Obama hasn't been much help to anyone trying to get elected. He endorsed and campaigned for Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, and she lost in her bid to keep "Ted Kennedy's seat" in the hands of Democrats.

Michelle Malkin | May 21, 2010

"No more bailouts, no more greed, how many profits do you need?" That's been a signature chant of community organizers and Big Labor thugs who have stormed bank offices and financial executives' private homes decrying corporate welfare over the past several months.

Mona Charen | May 21, 2010

The Obama administration is deeply embarrassed by the legislators of Arizona. Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner, in discussions with representatives from China (China!), cited the Arizona law as evidence of human rights failures in the U.S. Doubling down, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley agreed that the law could pose a "fundamental challenge to human rights around the world."

Oliver North | May 21, 2010

This year falling on May 15, Armed Forces Day was designated in 1949 to recognize active-duty soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardsmen and Marines. Memorial Day, now a "nearest Monday" federal holiday, has been observed at the end of the month since 1868 in tribute to America's war dead.

Pat Buchanan | May 21, 2010

If Barack Obama is sincere in his policy of "no nukes in Iran -- no war with Iran," he will halt this rude dismissal of the offer Tehran just made to ship half its stockpile of uranium to Turkey.

Michael Gerson | May 21, 2010

A specter is haunting the Republican Party -- though thankfully it is no longer the recently defeated Arlen Specter, who managed to be equally troublesome as both ally and foe. It is the specter of ideological overreach.

Suzanne Fields | May 21, 2010

The pundits, wonks and wannabes are busy debating what this week's primary elections mean. Newt Gingrich says Barack Obama has only "a 20 percent chance" of re-election two years hence (and he wants to be the reason why).

David Harsanyi | May 21, 2010

As there is no real problem with the Internet, it's not surprising that some of our top minds have been working diligently on a solution.

Matt Towery | May 21, 2010

Who would have thought that Greece's fiscal and financial woes could imperil all of Europe?

Linda Chavez | May 21, 2010

The French government this week decided to fine Muslim women who wear a full-face veil in public -- and France is only the latest in a series of European countries seeking to ban the religious garb.

Charles Krauthammer | May 21, 2010

It is perfectly obvious that Iran's latest uranium maneuver, brokered by Brazil and Turkey, is a ruse. Iran retains more than enough enriched uranium to make a bomb.

Brian Walsh | May 21, 2010

Despite Alan Mollohan’s recent defeat, West Virginia’s 1st Congressional District remains a key battleground this November to get America back on track.

Larry Kudlow | May 21, 2010

U.S and world stock markets are slumping badly as intensified systemic risks from the Greek and European debt-default contagion continue to spread. Disciplinarian markets of stocks, bonds, gold and currencies are signaling the inadequacy of European Union rescue plans and the global fear that economic recovery will be blunted.

Thu, May 20, 2010

Donald Lambro | May 20, 2010

Tuesday's primaries sent one message loud and clear: Democrats are in deep trouble, and Republicans are headed for substantial gains in the midterm elections.

Diana West | May 20, 2010

Excellent news: Most Americans approve of Arizona's new immigration law. And by wide margins. According to Pew, the overall number is 59 percent. The New York Times poll came in at 60 percent. These are solid majorities.

Paul Kengor | May 20, 2010

The modern Religious Left has perverted “social justice,” if not hijacked the term altogether.

Dan Gainor | May 20, 2010

Economists have been warning that we might face another bubble – possibly in commercial real estate or commodities. The fear is, like the dot-com bubble or the housing bubble, this one might blow up in our faces. But the biggest economic bubble is already here.

Sandy Rios | May 20, 2010

Two congressmen faced two different scandals in two very different ways this week. Congressman Mark Souder served the people of Indiana for eight terms, running on a pro-family platform.

Ross Mackenzie | May 20, 2010

President Obama has nominated Elena Kagan to succeed to the Supreme Court chair occupied by the retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. The Senate will hold confirmation hearings beginning next month. Who is Elena Kagan -- and on important questions, what does she think?

Janet M. LaRue | May 20, 2010

We're about to see how much or little the U.S. Senate thinks about what it means to suit up and call the shots each day on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Cliff May | May 20, 2010

More than two months after elections, Iraq's parliamentarians have yet to cobble together a new government. Is this just the messiness that has to be expected in a fledgling democracy?

Howard Rich | May 20, 2010

It began last November in statewide races in Virginia and New Jersey. Then it swept through Massachusetts in a stunning U.S. Senate special election this January. Most recently, it has spilled over into primary battles in Utah, Kentucky and Pennsylvania – growing more potent as the calendar year advances toward a climactic November 2010 showdown.

Brian Walsh | May 20, 2010

Following the GOP loss of this seat in the Democrat wave year of 2008, Illinois’s 14th Congressional District will be an ideological battle ground this November.

Mike Gallagher | May 20, 2010

I’m fascinated by the many life lessons that come our way each and every day. And it seems to me that the destruction of the political career of Arlen Specter is a powerful life lesson that every man, woman and child can learn.

Michael Reagan | May 20, 2010

Kentucky is not normally a state that is seen as a bellwether to the national political mood. Comfortably in the "Red," the Bluegrass State often passes through the electoral season with very little national fanfare. Last night that changed.

Hugh Hewitt | May 20, 2010

Because of his frequent appearances on MSNBC and his left-of-center punditry, conservatives might be tempted to skip Jonathan Alter’s new book: The Promise: President Obama, Year One.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | May 20, 2010

This week, Newt Gingrich launched a new book, "To Save America." This is the work in which we are now engaged.

Michael Barone | May 20, 2010

Laments about polarization are filling the air -- or at least that part of the air in which friends and family members have political discussions. It has been widely noted that every Republican member of Congress has a voting record to the right of every Democrat and every Democrat is to the left of every Republican. There is no partisan overlap anymore.

Victor Davis Hanson | May 20, 2010

Over the last two centuries, two truths have emerged about the Marine Corps. One, they defeat the toughest of America's adversaries under the worst of conditions. And two, periodically their way of doing things. bothers our military planners.

Larry Elder | May 20, 2010

The storyline goes like this: Recent elections find voters in an angry, "anti-incumbent" mood.

Cal Thomas | May 20, 2010

The reliably liberal Anti-Defamation League's Philadelphia chapter has voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution endorsing vouchers that would allow children in underperforming schools in poor neighborhoods to escape to schools that would give them a safer environment in which to learn and, thus, a better education.

Debra J. Saunders | May 20, 2010

How is it that The New York Times reported that that the toll of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan reached the "grim milestone" of 1,000 Tuesday, but my newspaper, The Chronicle, had not bothered to report the story?

Emmett Tyrrell | May 20, 2010

The exposure of Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal as a hoaxster boasting of a nonexistent record of service in the Vietnam War is a splendid example of what is known as the Taranto Principle.

Steve Chapman | May 20, 2010

In the confirmation hearings for Elena Kagan, Americans will hear a debate over how to interpret the Constitution. On one hand are conservatives who preach strict adherence to the framers' intent. On the other are liberals who see a flexible entity that must adapt to a changing world.

Wed, May 19, 2010

Paul Greenberg | May 19, 2010

The thought occurred when I went to cast my ballot in Arkansas' primary: Election Day is a holiday, the best kind of holiday, the quiet kind. Mainly because for one blessed day the election itself seems to stop.

Jillian Bandes | May 19, 2010

On one hand, the ousting of Democratic turncoat Arlen Specter can be viewed as a boon for tea party politics. On the other hand, it could make his seat harder for Republicans to win back in November.

Maggie Gallagher | May 19, 2010

She hadn't planned to have a special-needs child. She was governor of the state of Alaska with four other children, for goodness sake.

Ann Coulter | May 19, 2010

Republican consultants are doing a wonderful job raising expectations sky-high for the November elections, so that now, even if Republicans do smashingly well, it will look like a defeat (and an across-the-board endorsement of Obama's agenda). Thanks, Republicans!

George Will | May 19, 2010

The candidate who on Tuesday won the special election in a Pennsylvania congressional district is right-to-life and pro-gun. He accused his opponent of wanting heavier taxes. He's a Democrat, and he's the only good news for their party recently.

The message of the May 18th primaries is that it is open season on incumbents. In Pennsylvania, Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa) lost decisively to Congressman Joe Sestak (D-Pa)in his primary contest while Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark) limped into the runoff in the Democratic primary by 44-42 over Lt. Gov. Bill Halter.

Thomas Sowell | May 19, 2010

You might think that being a Supreme Court justice would be the top of the line job for someone in the legal profession. But, many Supreme Court decisions suggest that too many justices are not satisfied with their role, and seek more sweeping powers as supreme policy-makers, grand second-guessers or philosopher-kings.

Ben Shapiro | May 19, 2010

The literacy rate in the United States is 99 percent. That means that only 1 percent of people in the United States above the age of 15 are incapable of reading and writing. Apparently, all of them are members of the Obama administration.

Michelle Malkin | May 19, 2010

Back in 1984, when the late Jeane J. Kirkpatrick gave her famous "Blame America First" speech to the Republican National Convention, liberals at least waited for something bad to happen before blaming America.

John Stossel | May 19, 2010

In America, we're supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. Life, liberty and property can't be taken from you unless you're convicted of a crime.

Walter E. Williams | May 19, 2010

My sentiments on immigration are expressed by the welcoming words of poet Emma Lazarus' that grace the base of our Statue of Liberty: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."

Brent Bozell | May 19, 2010

Liberal reporters always think that the liberal politicians they're covering are the smartest people in the room. In fact, when they're opposing something, they're so smart that they don't have to read the policy they're discussing.

Jonah Goldberg | May 19, 2010

We are taught to believe that ideology is the enemy of free thought. But that's not right. Ideology is a mere checklist of principles and priorities. The real enemy of clear thinking is the script.

Tony Blankley | May 19, 2010

In life, generally, honorable people play by the rules. This is particularly true in the United States Senate, which has historically defined itself by its adherence to its unique rules -- rather than, say, by its representational or proportional nature.

Tony Blankley | May 19, 2010

In life, generally, honorable people play by the rules. This is particularly true in the United States Senate, which has historically defined itself by its adherence to its unique rules -- rather than, say, by its representational or proportional nature.

Michael Medved | May 19, 2010

In the midst of the polarizing debate on immigration, advocates on all sides of the issue can agree on one undeniable proposition: some immigrants benefit the United States and should be welcomed here, while others do real damage to our country and ought to be sent home.

Michael Gerson | May 19, 2010

Following decades of welfare state comfort and years of Keynesian stimulus spending, Europe is seeing the panicky arrival of austerity politics.

Terry Jeffrey | May 19, 2010

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan has expended a great deal of intellectual energy searching for a rationalization that would preserve freedom of speech for viewpoints she likes while imposing government controls on speech she does not like.

David Harsanyi | May 19, 2010

In a recent interview with a Spanish newspaper, famed director Woody Allen reportedly declared himself "pleased" with President Barack Obama's presidency.

Austin Bay | May 19, 2010

Once again, the Obama administration's diplomatic multilateralism has produced a time-buying victory for Iran in its unilateral pursuit of nuclear weapons.

Jacob Sullum | May 19, 2010

It was bad enough when states began locking people up because of crimes they might commit in the future. Then, in 2006, Congress copied the idea, enacting a law that allows the indefinite civil commitment of federal prisoners who have completed their sentences but are deemed "sexually dangerous."

Ed Feulner | May 19, 2010

You don’t have to spend much time in Washington to notice a regular pattern of events.

George Will | May 19, 2010

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is a stimulus package for the Supreme Court, which would rather not have one. The 9th Circuit, often in error but never in doubt, provides the Supreme Court with steady work: Over the last half-century, the 9th has been reversed almost 11 times per Supreme Court term, more than any other circuit court.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | May 19, 2010

I'm sure a lot of investors found the markets confusing -- and unsettling -- in 2008 and 2009.

Marybeth Hicks | May 19, 2010

Driving across town recently, I counted no fewer than a dozen cars sporting those annoying bumper stickers. No, not “Got tofu?” The ones that say, “My child is an honor student at such-and-such school.”

Ken Klukowski | May 19, 2010

Monday’s Supreme Court decision holding that sentencing an underage person to life in prison is unconstitutional is yet another disturbing example of judicial activism.

Jeff Stier | May 19, 2010

Attacks on industry-funded science are often cloaked in a call for simply more disclosure of the source of funding for a given study. And who could be against more disclosure?

Brian Walsh | May 19, 2010

The February announcement of Democrat Representative Brad Ellsworth’s run for the US Senate rather than re-election to his Southwest Indiana Congressional seat created a top opportunity for Republicans to capture this conservative district in 2010.

Tue, May 18, 2010

Donald Lambro | May 18, 2010

Four weeks into the worst environmental disaster to strike the U.S. coastline, President Obama still hasn't taken full command of the oil spill that now threatens Gulf state economies.

Lurita Doan | May 18, 2010

President Obama is in big trouble on jobs creation. It’s likely he will spend even more time making campaign speeches as he did in Buffalo, NY. Oh dear!

Armstrong Williams | May 18, 2010

This president — and his successors — are entitled to nominate whomever they wish. We should gladly grant them that prerogative. That does not mean, however, the Senate shouldn’t do its job and ask the tough questions.

Douglas MacKinnon | May 18, 2010

As far as badges of honor go, having Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez attack you by name is a pretty good one. Several years ago, he accused me of being a spy for the CIA out to destroy him and his government.

Byron York | May 18, 2010

When left-leaning activist groups, civil rights leaders and lawmakers in several cities called for a boycott of Arizona's new illegal immigration law, they did more than make a point about illegal immigration.

Ken Klukowski | May 18, 2010

In a disappointing move, the Supreme Court has upheld a federal law that allows the feds to keep locked away criminals deemed “sexually dangerous” after those convicts’ prison term is over.

Thomas Sowell | May 18, 2010

One of the many shallow statements that sound good-- if you don't stop and think about it-- is that "at some point, you have made enough money."

Chuck Norris | May 18, 2010

With his thick Austrian accent, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger quipped in his commencement address at Emory University this past week: "I was also going to give a graduation speech in Arizona this weekend. But with my accent, I was afraid they would try to deport me."

John Hawkins | May 18, 2010

Despite the fact that immigration is vitally important to our nation's future, it has become impossible to have an honest conversation about the issue. There's simply too much fear of falsely being called a racist or of offending some key political demographic for people to discuss the subject. That has to change and it starts right here.

Mike Adams | May 18, 2010

Have you ever wondered why liberal professors spend class time characterizing conservative Christians as dangerous while describing Islam as a “religion of peace”?

David Limbaugh | May 18, 2010

You surely know the drill by heart: Barack Obama promised to run the most transparent White House in history -- avoiding lobbyists, publicizing donations and televising health care debates on C-SPAN.

Mona Charen | May 18, 2010

Recent liberal laments about the increasing "polarization" of American political life are as predictable as the seasons. But pleas for centrism ring pretty hollow in light of recent history.

Ken Blackwell | May 18, 2010

When Bill Clinton’s administration acted in 1995 and 1996 to deliberately re-introduce wolves into the 2.2 million acre Yellowstone National Park, there were the predictable jokes about Clinton’s wolf whistling in the Oval Office. How could you get sympathy from Clinton, ranchers and Western cattlemen groused, he’s a wolf himself!

Cal Thomas | May 18, 2010

Looking at the list of commencement speakers this year, one finds them predictably liberal. Glenn Beck spoke at Liberty University, but that's a conservative school.

Pat Buchanan | May 18, 2010

The EU just took a great leap forward to force Europe's most indebted nations to surrender their economic independence or be expelled from the European Monetary Union. The PIGS -- Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain -- may rebel.

Debra J. Saunders | May 18, 2010

When some 20 UC Berkeley students announced on May 3 that they were launching a hunger strike to protest the new Arizona immigration law, they also issued a set of "demands." They demanded that Chancellor Robert Birgeneau denounce the Arizona law, rehire laid-off janitors and drop disciplinary actions against students arrested after a violent protest.

Phyllis Schlafly | May 18, 2010

Pundits are predicting that Republicans could pick up 40 to 100 seats in the U.S. House this November. But Democrats are about to unveil their secret weapon to keep Nancy Pelosi in her catbird seat.

Rebecca Hagelin | May 18, 2010

In a recent survey on personal finances, only 27 percent of parents surveyed said they feel well informed about managing household finances. Fewer than half believe they are good role models for their children regarding saving and spending.

Carrie Lukas | May 18, 2010

. At the end of 2009, our national debt was $7.5 trillion. That means today, each American family's share of the debt is about $115,000. If this President's budget becomes law, in ten years our debt will exceed $20 trillion and each family will owe around $200,000.

Mon, May 17, 2010

Bill Murchison | May 17, 2010

As I addressed a home school graduation exercise the other day, I thought -- more than once -- ah, good old human nature at work once more.

Paul Greenberg | May 17, 2010

Some countries are more than countries, some places more than places but a whole world, some people more than people but your people. As we inquire of someone we've just met in these Southern latitudes, who are your people?

J. T. Young | May 17, 2010

Congressional Democrats are caught between a rock and a hard place electorally. Squeezed tightly by both historical and current trends, there are few positive issues to seize and little time in which to do so before November.

Frank Gaffney | May 17, 2010

The real Obama agenda is worse than you realize: It is about getting buy-in from legislators for the President's policy of global denuclearization - for which New START is said to be an important building block.

Janice Shaw Crouse | May 17, 2010

Under the Obama Administration, the Democrats are unleashing a bevy of unpalatable surprises for women, including massive up-front government expansions and enormous tax increases that produce problems for American women and their families.

Brian Walsh | May 17, 2010

Last week’s primary results in Ohio sent a resounding message from Republicans across the state: Stop the Obama-Pelosi agenda of endless spending and debt, government takeovers, and fewer jobs. The GOP is positioned to pick up as many as five seats in the state of Ohio.

Rich Galen | May 17, 2010

Big day in politics tomorrow. Among others there are two elections in Pennsylvania which will get a great deal of attention, as well as a Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, and a Democratic primary for Senate in Arkansas which will keep the lines buzzing for a while.

Joseph C. Phillips | May 17, 2010

First lady Michelle Obama has made childhood obesity her pet project. The media is full of reports on the dangers of childhood obesity, and the federal government is in full crisis mode.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | May 17, 2010

Always the smooth operator, Obama is urging the American people to tune out other voices and listen only to the sound of their dear leader's voice.

Michael Barone | May 17, 2010

If you want to watch someone squirm, take a look at the two-minute videotape of Attorney General Eric Holder dodging Republican Rep. Lamar Smith's question of whether "radical Islam" motivated the Times Square bomber.

Ken Blackwell | May 17, 2010

Watching Attorney General Eric Holder as he testified recently before the House Judiciary Committee was a disheartening experience.

Bruce Bialosky | May 17, 2010

My favorite time of the year is when tax season ends, and my wife and I leave on vacation. Since our kids have grown old enough, we have been traveling the world. Traveling is a gas. You cannot understand the world unless you have traveled the world.

Jillian Bandes | May 17, 2010

It’s difficult to overstate the degree of insanity coming from Alan Grayson in Florida’s eighth Congressional district.

Carol Platt Liebau | May 17, 2010

For the first time in the post-Bork era, the nomination of a Democratic president’s nominee to the Supreme Court has drawn immediate loud, outraged opposition from many on the right.

Allen Hunt | May 17, 2010

Self-righteous overreaction will get you nowhere. True leadership, on the other hand, will take you nearly anywhere you need to go.

Star Parker | May 17, 2010

Attorney General Eric Holder testified the other day before the House Judiciary Committee. Republican congressman Lamar Smith asked him what seemed to be a pretty simple question.

Sun, May 16, 2010

Brian Birdnow | May 16, 2010

A closer look at Kagan’s career will show striking similarities to the career of her current boss, President Obama.

David Davenport | May 16, 2010

oes anyone really think a young law school administrator, with little courtroom and no judicial experience, is the best possible candidate for a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court?

David Stokes | May 16, 2010

The chief law enforcement officer in the United States has a problem with rhetoric, not to mention reality. This was in plain view the other day as he attempted to answer questions during a hearing conducted by the House Judiciary Committee.

Salena Zito | May 16, 2010

In the run-up to the 2008 presidential election, a stark billboard sat on the edge of a cornfield in this small eastern Ohio town. White letters on a black background proclaimed “I saw that. God.”

Austin Hill | May 16, 2010

Arizona’s state government, as most of the world knows by now, enacted a tough new law regarding illegal immigration. The law itself provides a bit of a mirror image to our nation’s federal law regarding illegal immigrants, yet Arizona’s law is rather extraordinary.

Debra J. Saunders | May 16, 2010

Some time after he bowed out of the governor's race in January and jumped into the California GOP primary to challenge Sen. Barbara Boxer, Tom Campbell turned from a mild-mannered law professor into Rambo.

Steve Chapman | May 16, 2010

Months before he loaded his SUV with propane tanks and fireworks and drove to Times Square, police say, Faisal Shahzad went to a firearms store and bought a rifle. It was found in his other car at Kennedy Airport, where his name showed up on the no-fly list in time to keep him from escaping.

Ken Connor | May 16, 2010

"The democratic integrity of the law . . . depends entirely upon the degree to which its processes are legitimate. A judge who announces a decision must be able to demonstrate that he began from recognized legal principles and reasoned in an intellectually and politically neutral way to his result. Those who would politicize the law offer the public, and the judiciary, the temptation of results without regard to democratic legitimacy." Robert Bork, The Tempting of America

Paul Jacob | May 16, 2010

Praise for the federal judiciary? The best of a bad lot isn't necessarily wholly bad.