Has Obama Upheld the Rule of Law?A new book claims to get inside his presidency, but it misses the point.
Is America Heading Toward Dictatorship?Presidents have more power today, but there are good historical reasons for the trend.
The Strangest Campaign PledgeWhy it makes sense to support a candidate who vows to straighten out democracy and then quit.
Why Do Judges and Politicians Flip-Flop?To investigate, Cass Sunstein and I conducted a series of surveys.
Prosecuting Dictators Is FutileRevolutionaries should recognize that some people really are above the law.
Obama Can Bomb Pretty Much Anything He Wants ToThe real constraint on a president’s war-making powers is political, not legal.
Treaty-ishObama’s proposed climate change agreement would be good for the planet and perfectly legal.
Bernanke’s Biggest BlunderThis student of the Great Depression repeated a terrible mistake of the Great Depression.
The Supreme Court’s Loss of PrestigeFor the first time in a long time, more people disapprove than approve of its performance.
Trump Is the Only Candidate Talking About a Taboo SubjectCould immigrants really change American cultural and political values?
It’s Not Donating. It’s Selling.Fertility clinics’ feeble justifications for fixing the price of human eggs.
Exchanges No One Can Use?We rely on courts to interpret laws impartially. When it comes to Obamacare, they don’t always oblige.
Universities Are Right—and Within Their Rights—to Crack Down on Speech and BehaviorStudents today are more like children than adults and need protection.
Yes, Obama Can Stop Millions of DeportationsThat shift in immigration policy is well within the limits of presidential power.