His border lawlessness keeps growing
An amendment to this year's military spending bill says the president must go to Congress before launching another war.
It's an unconventional approach befitting of an unconventional presidential candidate.
“Our role is to enforce the Takings Clause as written.”
Both the libertarian-leaning Republican and the democratic socialist want Trump to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.
The nation's force mustered in service of the nation's will.
It's an attempt to make an end-run around congressional spending authority.
Bargaining over policy is supposed to be frustrating. That's a feature, not a bug, of limited government.
Compelled use of facial and finger recognition features runs afoul of the Fifth Amendment.
Two brothers were arrested at a Giants-49ers game after cursing out and flipping off the Giants players. Now they're suing.
President Trump's hardline immigration stances have made for some polarizing debates.
Rep. Justin Amash Slams Trump's Birthright Citizenship Threat: POTUS Can't 'Amend Constitution' With Executive Order
At least one Republican congressman agrees.
First thoughts on Jonathan Gienapp's The Second Creation: Fixing the American Constitution in the Founding Era
The 13th Amendment outlaws slavery, but not for prison inmates.
Rosenstein was not happy with how Trump handled the James Comey firing.
The U.S. Constitution was signed on this day 231 years ago.
The Massachusetts Democrat is grandstanding, but that doesn't mean she's wrong.
What we should celebrate on Independence Day.
"It was insensitive and irresponsible not to appreciate that not all communities can celebrate what life was like in 1776."
I am reposting my 2016 post on this subject, on the occasion of Kevin Walsh's guest-blogging stint addressing the same issue.
This forthcoming article discusses how we can massively expand economic opportunity by making it easier for people to "vote with their feet," both domestically and through international migration.
Forget Robert Mueller. Trump's Attacks On Syria Are a Reminder We're Already in a Constitutional Crisis
Congress has completely abdicated its constitutional responsibility to authorize war.
From Syria to spending, the legislative branch has lost all interest in performing its basic constitutional functions.
The state uses a panel of partisan officials with absolute discretion to determine who gets to vote again
A new appreciation of the great abolitionist on the 200th anniversary of his birth.
It's gonna be a wild 2018.
Why the Trump administration lost in federal court.
The 5th Circuit nominee faces the Senate Judiciary Committee.
It's time to put the myth of electoral bias out of its misery.
This country has a long history of protections for freedom of conscience.
The academy, the director of the African Studies program contends, has never considered speech a central value.
And 20 percent don't know atheists have the same rights as everyone else.
Rand Paul: 'I Think President Trump's Instincts Are Still Leaning Against Major Involvement in Foreign War With Great Land Forces'
Kentucky senator talks about his vote on intervention-authorizations, says John McCain "has never met a war he wasn't interested in getting the U.S. involved in," and worries about "these generals whispering in" Trump's "ears every day."
Matt Welch interviews the libertarian-leaning legislators, as well as Emily Yoffe and Eli Lake, on Channel 121
"The neoconservatives and the neoliberals believe the president has unlimited authority," senator complains during unsuccessful attempt to repeal the post-9/11 authorizations for the use of military force.
Libertarian legal ideas are gaining ground.
Once the trust in checks and balances is eroded, it's difficult to regain.
It's time to bring back meaningful Congressional oversight of the executive branch.