On Partisanship

From First Thoughts
Partisanship, even in this highly partisan age, should have its limits. This proposition is one that all Americans would endorse. There are certain fundamental values that we all share, like . . . . Continue Reading »

Obamacare

From First Thoughts
Thursday’s Supreme Court decision on Obamacare is a tragic setback to the nascent movement of “political constitutionalism.” For three years, beginning with the emergence of the Tea . . . . Continue Reading »

An American Dream

From First Thoughts
Last week the UVA Arrow, an alternative student weekly paper here at the University of Virginia, published the following interview (with me!), which I am proud, or at least willing, to bring to your . . . . Continue Reading »

Mitt in Hudson

From First Thoughts
I just returned from a trip to New Hampshire, where I attended a town meeting with Mitt, at the veteran for foreign wars post in Hudson. Anyone interested in American politics has to have a soft spot . . . . Continue Reading »

Newtomania

From First Thoughts
Let’s begin by stating the positive point for Newt Gingrich. He might not, as Pete Spiliakos says, prove ten foot tall in debate, though he is approaching ten foot wide. But he is quite . . . . Continue Reading »