Do conservatives need to be ashamed of winning elections by means of the Electoral College that they would not win in a more directly democratic contest? No.
What began as a mere afterthought to the Constitution ended up saving the Constitution from its Anti-Federalist critics, and today looms larger in the American mind than the Constitution itself.
Why would someone willingly help build the Death Star? The answer may help us understand why the Founders didn’t immediately abolish slavery.
Some very nice, apparently well-educated people are peddling absolute Pablum about the Electoral College.
Today’s strong judicial activism goes against the purpose of the Supreme Court envisioned by the Founders, and defined in the Constitution.
I cannot tell a lie: George Washington could drink! He was our commander-in-chief, and home-brewer-in-chief as well.
American exceptionalism doesn’t mean doing great stuff. It means having an entirely different system of government, one that trusts individuals to run their own affairs.
An executive that does not need to ask the legislature for funds is one that does not need to ask the people for permission or respond to their concerns. Self-funding is self-rule.
Donald Trump is conservative—but not in the way most Americans, and many modern conservatives, think of that word.
If Brad Thor made an “assassination threat” against Donald Trump, then America’s Founding Fathers–and Virginia’s own state flag–are equally guilty.
Historian Lyra Monteiro says the smash hit ‘Hamilton’ is racist. On the contrary: she’s the one promoting stereotypes.
Despite what many young people have heard about the American Founders, ‘Hamilton’ shows the timelessness of their ideals.
Donald Trump’s anti-intellectual populism shows why Republicans shouldn’t try to be the party of the regular guys against the eggheads.
The current problems in American governance may not stem from too much populism, but too little.
America has a long political tradition of candidates violating entrenched elites and nearly every political piety of the day by daring to say what the people really feel.
If my undergraduates were half as interested in excellence as they are in worldly success markers, American dynamism might be born anew.
George Mason would have vociferously opposed President Obama’s stance on gun control.
Government isn’t meant to be active and efficient. It’s meant to secure our rights.
‘Hamilton: An American Musical’ echoes John and Abigail Adams’s accusations that Alexander Hamilton was a serial adulterer. He wasn’t.
Proposals for gun control through executive action appeal to willfull ignorance of the Constitution.
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