CJ Roberts Might Have Saved the Court, But Was That His Job?

In our discussion in the comments at the main page, Tom Van Dyke and I discussed whether Chief Justice Roberts’ decision in NFIB v. Sebelius, aka, the Obamacare case, demonstrated the essence of statesmanship (and possibly a shrewd power play)… Continue Reading

Consistency Check: Torture, Abortion, & the Individual Mandate

It’s easy to take an indignant moral position on a single issue.  “Torture is wrong.”  “Abortion is wrong.”  “Coerced transactions are wrong.”  Such positions aren’t rare, and thus not particularly interesting.  What is rare, however, is the ability to demonstrate… Continue Reading