A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
—Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
And look at what just climbed out of its coffin—the Second Amendment, the orphan child of the Bill of Rights. Read More
I’ve always been opinionated. Opinions are my bread and butter after all. Mention an issue and I sprint to one side or the other of the barricades. I can change my mind. I do change my mind but only with a lot of clanking and heaving and sawing of metal bars. I know this is Read More
The return of the Clinton scandals brings back, among other things, the character issue. Novelist Mark Helprin has been praising the macho warrior-President, and voters over time seem to agree with him, since a good third of our chief executives had battle experience. But there are other honorable types.
James Madison, besides being Father Read More