| Dec 24, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Robert Bork, who died Wednesday, occupies a peculiar position in the pantheon of American conservative heroes. Most conservatives celebrated Judge Bork as the champion of constitutional values who was denied his rightful position on the Supreme Court by liberals bent on warping constitutional language for partisan purposes. Constitutional conservatives for the past 25 years, however, have gone on precisely the sort of judicial crusade that Judge Bork condemned in his major writings. While Judge Bork and such contemporary justices as Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas share a superficial commitment to constitutional originalism, the originalism of the conservatives on the present Supreme Court bears little relationship to the originalism Mr. Bork pioneered during the 1970s and 1980s.
| Nov 26, 2013
Re "The post-nuclear Senate," Editorial, Nov. 24
You gloss over the hypocrisy of the president and the Democrats in the Senate who imposed the nuclear option.
These are the same people who, when the Republicans threatened to impose the nuclear...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:02 PM
(The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a
columnist for Reuters.)
By Reihan Salam
Nov 22 (Reuters) - Now that Senate Majority Leader Harry
Reid has ended the filibuster for district and appeals court
nominees and executive branch...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:39 PM
The Saturday Night Massacre was a scorched-earth moment in the Watergate affair.
On Oct. 20, 1973, the two highest-ranking members of the Justice Department, Atty. Gen. Elliot L. Richardson and his deputy, William D. Ruckelshaus, quit rather than follow...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Just as Lenin's body remains on public display in Russia, because one never knows when he might be useful to rally the masses, so, too, does the ghost (but thankfully not the body) of the late Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.) remain a useful symbol for...