When a woman claims to be a man, should the university and the press play along?
Newly defined and vigorously enforced rights have proliferated even as they are uprooted from any philosophic grounding.
We need a healthcare law that is not only pro-life but that also addresses our healthcare system’s persistent problems and looming challenges.
In Jakarta President Obama spoke astutely about Muslims, but he engaged in dangerous obfuscation regarding al-Qaeda.
A new book by Hadley Arkes draws attention to the contradictions and ambiguities of the republic’s jurisprudence.
Abortion law is usually seen as a matter of constitutional law. Is it time for that to change?
An exhibition by contemporary artist Enrique Martínez Celaya at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (on view through November 23rd) is a unique chance to contrast the uncertainty of our own age with the New Medievalism of the great American architect, Ralph Adams Cram.
It is difficult to speak up and defend certain unpopular truths on today’s college campuses. But it is also urgently needed and greatly rewarding.
A recent film follows two women whose shared values offer an unexpected opportunity for friendship.
To stimulate job creation, Democrats favor government spending and Republicans favor tax cuts, but is there a more direct way?
The science of fetal pain remains uncertain, but we still have a duty to avoid the possibility of inflicting undue suffering.
All legislation is moral. The sooner we recognize this fact, the better.
The public spaces where we live and work and relax have a real, if subtle, impact on how each of us experiences and reflects on our world.
In his latest book, law professor David A. Strauss attacks the idea of originalism and champions the “living Constitution.” Matt Franck explains why he’s wrong.
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Those trying to block the nomination of Russell Vought are not protecting religious pluralism but are rather demanding that all public servants be relativists.
By preventing Charlie Gard from receiving further medical treatment, the United Kingdom is exceeding its legitimate authority, and violating the right of Connie Yates and Chris Gard to make an intimate and important family decision about how best to care for their sick child.
Justice Antonin Scalia, an originalist, famously held that the Constitution neither permits nor prohibits abortion. On the contrary, unborn babies are “persons” within the original public meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment, and they are consequently owed due process and equal protection on constitutional grounds.
Like slavery, abortion has become in the leftist mind the central political issue, on which the economic and social liberties of the modern United States all hang.
It is a natural thing for southerners to be drawn to Lee’s memory and to look up in admiration at a statue in his likeness. But the fact remains: such statues say to black Americans, in the voice of the unreconstructed white majority, “We’re back in charge, and don’t you forget it.”