What’s wrong with “open borders”?

Any chance he gets, President Trump assails critics of his immigration policies as advocates of “open borders.”  Unsurprisingly, he is wrong as a matter...

To be or not to be [brilliant]

Judge Kavanaugh is in line to replace Justice Kennedy on the US Supreme Court. The nomination dance is about to begin in full force....

What do Luka Modric and Affirmative Action have in Common?

Luka Modric is a soccer player for Real Madrid and the Croatian national team. He was the best player in this year’s World Cup,...

Changing lives, one seat at a time: The case of New York City’s “specialized high schools”

A few weeks ago, Slate’s political gabfest discussed Mayor De Blasio’s proposal for amending entrance requirement to NYC’s “specialized high schools” — namely, Stuyvesant,...

Justice Kennedy Retires, and I feel . . . fine?

The unthinkable has happened: Justice Anthony Kennedy, super median on the US Supreme Court, announced his retirement from the Court.  Liberals worried about this...

Baking with the Bible

In Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Justice Kennedy chastised the Commission for its apparent hostility towards religion and persons of faith. Kennedy’s evidence...

The Trump presidency in a picture

  Nothing else needs to be said.

Eichmann at the Southern Border

  This is the picture of a two-year-old child crying as she and her mother are detained at the US-Mexico border. This is now...

World Cup refereeing as constitutional interpretation

The World Cup is underway in Russia, and not a game goes by when I am not reminded of our very own US Supreme...

Initial thoughts on Gill v. Whitford, the Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case

The US Supreme published its long-awaited decision in the Wisconsin gerrymandering case, Gill v. Whitford.  Gill could have been a landmark decision about American...