Every once in a while you stumble upon a commander in chief in a strikingly similar situation singing a startlingly different tune. Such is the difference between President Obama in 2014 and Ronald Reagan in 1986: both attractive, charismatic figures upon whom Americans could project their hopes and aspirations. Matt Welch argues that by the 2014 State of the Union, Obama's shortfalls made such comparisons obscene.
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.