We the People – 9/22

Through the mists of time: Origins of the right to privacy By David Adler Although not mentioned in the Constitution, the right to privacy has been invoked by its enormous following as thoroughly American and indispensable to our conception of liberty and freedom. ...

We the People – 9/1

Thinking, constitutionally By David Adler Americans typically consider questions about the meaning of the Constitution through the prism of their political views and values. As a consequence, they tend to defend as constitutional the acts of officials whom they...

Letters to the editor – 9/1

Letter to the Editor August 27, 2021 There has been a lot of discussion surrounding the infrastructure bill that is going through Congress. The bill has a lot of good things in it that will benefit American infrastructure, but with the good there is also bad. Snuck...

We the People – 8/25

American withdrawal from Afghanistan and the War Clause By David Adler  How many more Americans would have to die before the United States made the inevitable decision to withdraw from war in Afghanistan, after 20 years of war, at the cost of more than $2 trillion and...

We the People – 8/18

Civic virtue should induce citizens to become vaccinated By David Adler The founders believed, as James Madison wrote, that Americans possessed sufficient virtue to summon the courage and conviction to do the right thing in the face of the most trying circumstances....

We the People – 8/11

The Senate’s Check on Judicial Nominations David Adler The U.S. Senate’s constitutional role in the appointment process for federal judges empowers it to thwart presidential nominations to the bench, including those nominated to the Supreme Court. More than one...