As Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and the neocons battle for the right to claim the 40th president's foreign policy legacy, Ronald Reagan has become the terrain where the right's internecine foreign-policy battles are being fought. It's a landscape with weapons for everyone, Jesse Walker writes: If you're more interested in Reagan as a symbol than as a flesh-and-blood historical figure, you can cherry-pick from his record to invoke him in all sorts of ways.
Partisans who abandon constitutional principles because they prove inconvenient are in for a rude surprise when the other team wins.
Their letter to Congress warns about inevitable abuses against religious and racial minorities.
The president could form a sizable splinter party if he's serious, but GOP defectors would have major ballot-access issues. Might they take over a smaller party instead?
Theresa Mathis was in the middle of a 25-year mandatory minimum sentence when she sent Reason a letter asking for help.