The Founders Were Antiwar

The 2012 presidential election cycle is underway. With the Democratic candidate a foregone conclusion, there is not much uncertainty about where the Democratic Party is going. For better or worse, Democrats will likely continue to “dance with who brung them,” meaning Barack Obama and his brand of 21st-century liberalism. Not so on the Republican side. … Continue reading “The Founders Were Antiwar”

Yoo Besmirches Legacy of Jefferson

Initially I was shocked at the thought of the University of Virginia welcoming former Justice Department lawyer John Yoo to the "Academical Village" founded by Thomas Jefferson. There was something very wrong about that picture. Was it not Mr. Jefferson who condemned tyrannical acts – including ones that fell far short of waterboarding – in … Continue reading “Yoo Besmirches Legacy of Jefferson”