Despite Election Wins, California GOP Needs a Makeover

Before you lash out at me for picking on the California GOP, please keep in mind that most of my writing over the past 22 years has chronicled the myriad ways that the state’s union-controlled Democratic Party has destroyed the California Dream. We desperately...

America on Trial

In the fifth century A.D., Pope Gelasius declared that Christians have dual citizenship under “two sovereigns,” one divine and one temporal, that must not be combined. In the 11th century, a monk and future bishop argued that people are released from...

Brickbat: Evacuating from Vietnam

Facebook has already agreed to comply with a demand by the Vietnamese government to censor “anti-state” material. But the government wants the social media company to block even more material, and the company is balking at that demand. So the government is...

Laches and the Pennsylvania election litigation

An amicus brief was filed earlier this week in the Pennsylvania election litigation by Erwin Chemerinsky, Marin Levy, Leah Litman, Portia Pedro, and Rick Swedloff. I’m not competent to assess the Purcell-principle arguments, but the laches arguments are...

Thursday Open Thread—Thanksgiving Edition

Please feel free to write comments on this post on whatever topic you like! (As usual, please avoid personal insults of each other, vulgarities aimed at each other or at third parties, or other things that are likely to poison the...