I wrote my first letter to the editor before I was ten, and I’ve been writing them about every ten years since. Here’s my latest. The Washington Post column I was responding to seems to be no longer on the paper’s web site or anywhere else on the Internet, for that matter. Like my previous letters, [...]
Obama will win. He will be an unpopular president during most of his term. Republicans will gain seats in Congress during his administration. But Obama will help to reconnect our civic life with our constitutional values. If he lives, he will be reelected.
Last year, Mitt Romney made Robert Bork the co-chair of his justice advisory committee. The appointment offers a window into Romney’s judicial philosophy and suggests that Romney would nominate people with Bork’s constitutional notions to the federal bench, including the Supreme Court. Most commentary about Bork is the usual red-blue stuff. Conservatives generally like him for [...]
In a comment to “A Slow President,” maggie writes: I would love to know what Lincoln biographies are you’re favorites. I haven’t read anything on Lincoln in a LONG time, but would love to read something fresh on him. Maggie, I’ve been waiting a long, long time for someone to ask me that. Some of [...]