The notion that our political language has lost its meaning and substance is not a new one.
Fifty-five years ago, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and a group of Freedom Riders who were traveling through the South were accosted in a Montgomery Greyhound bus station and subsequently beaten over the head repeatedly with Coca-Cola crates.
Ever since Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, there has been a maelstrom of criticism directed at the appointment process for our nation’s highest court.
After the horrendous financial crisis of 2008 that ravaged our country’s economy and continues to affect tens of thousands of families today, Americans have begun to think twice about the reliability of the nation’s big banks.
In the spring of 2014, Lawrence Torcello, a professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, published a brief online article on the subject of climate change, arguing for the criminalization of those who discredit global warming.
With the recent death of Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the jurisprudence of originalism has received increased scrutiny. In many cases, a renewed aura of adulation has settled over the philosophy as a whole.
Donald Trump once said that “this country is a hell hole” and that “the American dream is dead.”
There are many objectionable features of our democratic government that we are glad to have long done away with: slavery, prohibiting women from voting, state legislatures appointing U.S. senators and a whole slate of others.
Few actions garner more criticism and confusion than political apostasy.
The tenure of Barack Obama, and indeed the tenure of any president of the United States, is marked by countless decisions.
Alexander Hamilton once called the courts of justice “bulwarks of a limited Constitution against legislative encroachments.”
It was never supposed to happen like this.
The right to free speech can be horribly abused. And that is a good thing.
At long last, when it comes to guns, President Obama is on the “right side of history.”