Drew Finley
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We must reject radical individualism
Opinion · By

The notion that our political language has lost its meaning and substance is not a new one.

September 8, 2016
Voting rights are also civil rights
Opinion · By

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.

September 1, 2016
Supreme Court Justice appointment should remain for life
Opinion · By

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.

April 21, 2016
Breaking up big banks would harm consumers
Opinion · By

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.

April 14, 2016
Freedom of speech protects controversial ideals
Opinion · By

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.

April 7, 2016
Originalism is not required for constitutional interpretation
Opinion · By

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.

March 31, 2016
American exceptionalism is a threat to democracy
Opinion · By

Donald Trump once said that “this country is a hell hole” and that “the American dream is dead.”

March 31, 2016
Cronyism is an embarrassment to democracy
Opinion · By

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.

March 17, 2016
The political left cannot always be right
Opinion · By

Few actions garner more criticism and confusion than political apostasy.

February 25, 2016
Nominating successor for Scalia will prove difficult
Opinion · By

The tenure of Barack Obama, and indeed the tenure of any president of the United States, is marked by countless decisions.

February 18, 2016
The United States is facing a judiciary quandary
Opinion · By

Alexander Hamilton once called the courts of justice “bulwarks of a limited Constitution against legislative encroachments.”

February 11, 2016
America must wake from its populist nightmare
Opinion · By

It was never supposed to happen like this.

February 4, 2016
Being legal does not mean being right
Opinion · By

The right to free speech can be horribly abused. And that is a good thing.

January 21, 2016
Obama’s analysis of gun control was striking
Opinion · By

At long last, when it comes to guns, President Obama is on the “right side of history.”

January 14, 2016