Economists since Adam Smith have taught us that in a competitive economy, the pursuit of private interests leads to the best possible outcome for everybody. But notice the qualifier: for this arrangement to work, there must be competition.
The appointment of the next Supreme Court justice could be the most legally significant event for our country in a generation.
The Justice Department plays a fundamental role in our nation’s life, because its work has to do with how honest, how fair, and how safe our country is.
The following is adapted from a speech delivered on January 30, 2015, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center, as part of the AWC Family Foundation Lecture Series by Jason L. Riley.
The question I will address here is whether administrative law is unlawful, and I will focus on constitutional history.
The presidency is the most visible thread that runs through the tapestry of the American government.
Proponents of a “living constitution” aim to transform our nation’s supreme law beyond recognition—and with a minimum of debate.
What is left, really, to being an American if we are all simply part of some abstract humanity?
Citizenship does not exist by nature; it is created by law, and the identification of citizens has always been considered an aspect of sovereignty.
No metaphor in American letters has had a greater influence on law and policy than Thomas Jefferson’s "wall of separation between church and state."