More Constitution Articles

  • Moral equivalence is usually moral negligence

    Efforts to proclaim moral equivalence are not always misguided; sometimes each side is equally at fault or close enough. But these efforts are often misguided and unhelpful -- and sometimes harmful.

  • Federal courts should mediate disputes over separation of powers: Examiner Editorial

    Those concerned about presidential overreach would do well to read Jonathan Turley's testimony before the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

  • Is Obama in big trouble when liberal and conservative constitutional law experts agree he's out of bounds?

    Political pundits are divided about the merits of House Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama's employer mandate.

  • VIDEO: Obama lawsuit proper or 'preposterous'?

    Legal experts weigh in on the House GOP plan to sue President Obama at a hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

  • Lawlessness is now the dominant theme in the Obama saga

    For years, critics of President Obama and his administration have complained about a rising disregard for the rule of law.

  • The Constitution is 'central to our way of life,' not illegal immigration

    At a July 4 White House naturalization ceremony for more than two dozen foreign-born service members, President Obama said welcoming people to America is “central to our way of life.” No, what is central to our way of life is the Constitution, which protects our freedoms.

  • Freedom requires risk to endure: Examiner Editorial

    Freedom is very much at risk this Independence Day weekend -- but then it always has been. As President Ronald Reagan said, freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.

  • Who are the real 'extremists' in today's America?

    Imagine a Fourth of July tradition like Hollywood's where each year the Oscars pay homage to fallen stars.

  • The Federalist Papers are the Constitution's DNA

    The growth, reach, and cost of big government is happening before our eyes and eroding our liberty, largely because too many Americans are not familiar with the brilliant system of government our Founders established.

  • America's birthday should be celebrated by fighting back

    America's upcoming birthday on the Fourth of July is a time when the gift most needed is an urgent warning about the dangers of losing the things that have made this country.

  • Dems struggle to show anti-Koch amendment is 'reasonable'

    While much of Washington grapples with international crises, chronic economic troubles, and upcoming midterm elections, Senate Democrats are steadily pushing forward with what they hope will become the 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The proposed amendment would give Congress...

  • A lame duck president or a lame duck democracy?

    Pundits are saying President Obama may become another "lame duck" president, unable to accomplish much during his final term in office. But it is extremely unlikely to happen to this president.

  • No intervention in Iraqi civil war without congressional authorization

    On Jan. 12, 1991, with 370,000 U.S. troops already deployed near Iraqi-occupied Kuwait, and a U.N. deadline for Saddam Hussein to withdraw from that country only three days away, the U.S. Congress voted on whether to authorize President George H.W. Bush to use force to reverse Iraq's annexation...

  • The dangerous Democratic assault on free speech

    David Brown was imprisoned for 18 months because he demonstrated against rising taxes. Author James Callendar spent nine months in jail for writing a book critical of the government. Newspaper editor Benjamin Franklin Bache was arrested for criticizing the president but died before his trial,...

  • The truth about slavery reparations

    Calls for slavery reparations have returned with the publication of Ta-Nehisi Coates' "The Case for Reparations" in The Atlantic magazine. In making his argument, Coates goes through the horrors of slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow and gross racial discrimination.



From the Weekly Standard