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Should Charity Be Logical?

Donating to Little League does not make you a moral monster.

March 2 2015 4:22 PMExchanges No One Can Use?We rely on courts to interpret laws impartially. When it comes to Obamacare, they don’t always oblige.
Feb. 12 2015 2:30 PMUniversities Are Right—and Within Their Rights—to Crack Down on Speech and BehaviorStudents today are more like children than adults and need protection.
Jan. 5 2015 2:49 PMWhy Uber Will—and Should—Be RegulatedToday’s rebel is turning into tomorrow’s tyrant.
Dec. 9 2014 4:39 PMWhy Obama Won’t Prosecute TorturersThey clearly violated the law.
Nov. 6 2014 11:41 PMLegacy TimeWhat Obama can accomplish in two years without any cooperation from Congress.
Sept. 25 2014 1:52 PMEric Holder’s LegacyHe wanted it to be about civil rights. Much to his chagrin, it will be.
Sept. 11 2014 1:11 PMLet Scotland Go FreeIndependence isn’t crazy, irresponsible, or childish.
Aug. 12 2014 8:16 AMYes, Obama Can Stop Millions of DeportationsThat shift in immigration policy is well within the limits of presidential power.
July 11 2014 12:46 PMBoehner’s Lawsuit Against Obama Is a LoserBecause of the American conception of presidential power.
May 28 2014 1:52 PMChina Can Sink All the Boats in the South China SeaInternational law won’t stop big countries from bullying littler ones.
May 5 2014 4:22 PMThe U.S. Constitution Is Impossible to AmendBlame the founders—other countries routinely update their constitutions, but ours may as well be written in stone.
April 10 2014 12:50 PMIn Defense of GMNo one is asking the right question: Was the company’s risk assessment about the faulty ignition switch reasonable?
March 10 2014 12:42 PMLet Crimea GoNext week’s referendum on joining Russia is underhanded, dishonest, absurd—and completely legitimate.
Feb. 18 2014 1:23 PMWho Scores the Best Embassies?Political donors vs. Foreign Service officers, in a chart.
Jan. 27 2014 12:57 PMLet’s Make a Deal With SnowdenThe (grudging) case for a plea bargain.
Feb. 19 2015 3:23 PMFaithfully ExecutedObama’s new immigration program is perfectly legal and should not be blocked.
Jan. 26 2015 2:55 PMWhy Do Judges and Politicians Flip-Flop?To investigate, Cass Sunstein and I conducted a series of surveys.
Dec. 22 2014 1:54 PMThe Year of the DictatorDemocracy is stagnating around the world.
Dec. 3 2014 12:37 PMProsecuting Dictators Is FutileRevolutionaries should recognize that some people really are above the law.
Oct. 17 2014 9:30 AMA Moral MarketAltruism exchanges could ease the desperate shortage of kidneys for transplant.
Sept. 23 2014 11:39 AMObama Can Bomb Pretty Much Anything He Wants ToThe real constraint on a president’s war-making powers is political, not legal.
Aug. 28 2014 3:47 PMTreaty-ishObama’s proposed climate change agreement would be good for the planet and perfectly legal.
July 28 2014 4:26 PMThe Government Needs to Be Able to Bail Out Banks Sometimes
June 12 2014 7:49 AMRappers v. ScotusWho uses a bigger vocabulary, Jay Z or Scalia?
May 14 2014 4:37 PMWe All Have the Right to Be ForgottenEurope is ahead of the United States in repairing the damage to privacy the Internet—and especially Google—has wrought.
April 25 2014 5:42 PMThe Puzzle of Paying AmyCongress has to fix the problem with restitution for child pornography victims that stumped the Supreme Court.
March 27 2014 12:45 PMWhy Everything We Are Doing About Crimea Is Completely Wrong
Feb. 25 2014 1:19 PMWhy Are China and Japan Inching Toward War Over Five Tiny Islands?Japan has the law on its side, but China doesn’t care.
Feb. 14 2014 10:37 AMThe Paranoid Libertarian and His Enemy, the Angry LiberalTwo characters the government can’t afford to ignore, however irrational they are.
Jan. 16 2014 11:01 AMMake Journalists TestifyThe press is wrong to demand a reporter’s privilege for James Risen.