What Barack Obama must learn from William Graham Sumner
The thinness of American identity has to stretch from Toby Keith to a bro on Beacon Hill.
Homesickness is almost a necessary piece of the Fourth of July, as we grow older.
Wartime passion is no substitute for the soberly considered Constitution.
High ideals have a place in politics, but not at the cost of “domestic tranquility.”
Our founding documents must be loved with our own best wisdom.
No—and it wasn’t necessarily anti-imperialist, either.
Alan Pell Crawford makes Jefferson—the older, wiser, even more radical Jefferson—newly and provocatively relevant.
Jefferson’s Declaration proved to be a powerful piece of revisionist literature.
The Founding’s leading Lockean, Jefferson’s views have been abused by historians.
200 years ago tonight, the British bombardment of Ft. McHenry inspired the “Star-Spangled Banner”.
The Fourth is a day for gratitude, and remembering our roots.
A new book explores the tradition of John Taylor of Caroline, Grover Cleveland, and William Faulkner.
Roger Sherman’s role in the creation of the American republic
Infinitely flexible, Palladianism was the bridge from the classical language of architecture to its modern dialect.
James Otteson dissects the moral and economic contradictions of collectivism.
Same-sex relationships existing before political recognition doesn’t justify keeping them illegal.
Though the global body count is obscured, America’s destabilizing actions may have claimed more lives than nonstate terrorists.
Yes, the agony of defeat — but the profound beauty of life, too
Cruz’s pretense that he “stands” with the people of Cuba by opposing normalization is risible.
McConnell confirms that there could never be any deal that would satisfy him and other Iran hawks.
Even as the world burns and goes bankrupt, nuclear negotiations stand out as the most urgent American foreign-policy priority.
What to read, re-read, and why, are just a few questions the bookworm must consider.
Hawks have every incentive to try to use Iran’s ancient history and crude stereotypes about Iranians for the purpose of threat inflation and sowing distrust.
Yemen has been kicked into the abyss thanks to an unnecessary war that our government continues to support.
Pleasure and polyamory as the ripest fruit of American liberty
Considering vat-grown meats, locavore conquest, and not-for-profit farming
How every opinion stated on social media about Supreme Court decisions can be clearly derived
“We oppose all forms of corporate welfare.”
Should Christians fight? Retreat? Brooks suggests a third way