The “originalist” decision in D.C. v. Heller did not hinge on the “original meaning” of the Second Amendment. Continue reading “Madison’s Second Amendment opposes Heller”
The 1868 clause in the 14th Amendment overturned Dred Scott’s ban on citizenship for African Americans. Continue reading “Ending birthright citizenship requires a constitutional amendment”
Paying prisoners fairly would make it impossible to keep so many people in prison. Continue reading “Want to end mass incarceration fast? Pay prisoners the minimum wage”
An Independence Day lesson in American history. Continue reading “The long death of ‘states’ rights’”
Friday’s Supreme Court decision did more than legalize same-sex marriage. It declared personal identity and beliefs to be fundamental constitutional rights.
Roberts: “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them.”
Of the 535 members of the 114th Congress, 438 are men.
UMass doesn’t have to refuse admission of Iranian nationals to energy-related majors, and administrators should oppose the law they used to justify the policy.