Just the Facts, Ma’am
When a woman claims to be a man, should the university and the press play along?
The Shock of Recognition
Newly defined and vigorously enforced rights have proliferated even as they are uprooted from any philosophic grounding.
Pro-Lifers and “Repeal and Replace”
We need a healthcare law that is not only pro-life but that also addresses our healthcare system’s persistent problems and looming challenges.
No Such Thing as a “Muslim World”
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 Family Law
Abortion law is usually seen as a matter of constitutional law. Is it time for that to change?
Ambiguity at the American Acropolis
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.
Campus Political Correctness and the Costs of Free Speech
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.
Arranged: Happily Wholesome in a Brooklyn World
A recent film follows two women whose shared values offer an unexpected opportunity for friendship.
Unemployment and the Minimum Wage
To stimulate job creation, Democrats favor government spending and Republicans favor tax cuts, but is there a more direct way?
The Ethics of Fetal Pain
The science of fetal pain remains uncertain, but we still have a duty to avoid the possibility of inflicting undue suffering.
Why We Can’t Help But Legislate Morality
All legislation is moral. The sooner we recognize this fact, the better.
A Tale of Two Plazas
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.
Is Originalism Dead?
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.