American Federalist Journal
Tuesday - March 28, 2017


A Nation of Law, Not Politics, with Gorsuch
Star Parker  Tweet

My first experience with Senate confirmation hearings for a Supreme Court justice nominee was in 1991 at the hearings for Clarence ...



Bring Assata Back ASAP
Michelle Malkin  Tweet

If FBI agents have time to track down Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys, why can't they bring back AWOL convicted cop-killer Assata ...



Transgender Challenges
Walter E. Williams  Tweet

Determining one's own sex or that of another used to be a simple ...



No, Senator Feinstein, Roe v. Wade Is Not a 'Superprecedent'
David French  Tweet

Watching Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing yesterday, I had a flashback. The year was 2005. Republican (soon to be Democratic) senator Arlen Specter brandished a bulky chart purporting to show dozens of Supreme Court cases upholding Roe v. ...



Republicans Are Finding It Hard to Play Defense
Jonah Goldberg  Tweet

Monday's House Intelligence Committee hearing, billed as the first public inquiry into Russia's election meddling, was a spectacle with an obvious lesson: Offense is easier than defense. House Republicans had a good time investigating the ...



The Most Dangerous Addiction of Them All: Entitlements
Dennis Prager  Tweet

All addictions -- whether to drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex or cigarettes -- are very hard to ...



Religious Liberty Isn't a Government Privilege
David French  Tweet

Thus far there are two unfolding lines of attack on Judge Neil Gorsuch. The first is so intellectually absurd as to be frivolous - that he rules for the wrong people. In other words, the critic ignores the legal reasoning and focuses only on ...



A 140-Character Flaw
Rich Lowry  Tweet

The Trump administration is in the throes of one of the greatest self-inflicted distractions of the modern presidency. The latest chapter comes from James Comey in highly anticipated congressional testimony. The FBI director said that he has no ...



Monasteries of the Mind
Victor Davis Hanson  Tweet

So long, it's been good to know ya, So long, it's been good to know ya, So long, it's been good to know ya. This dusty old dust is a-gettin' my home, And I got to be driftin' along. andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; ...



The Social Machine
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

Funny thing about American manufacturing: The good news about what's happening at American factories often sounds like bad news to politicians. American factories are one of the wonders of the world, and, in spite of what President Donald ...



Ditch Obamacare, and Don't Stop There
Jeff Jacoby  Tweet

It would take a miracle for Congress to find the courage to pull up the whole misbegotten system by its roots. But the payoff would be even more ...



Hollywood Is Addicted to Politics
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

Los Angeles - "Black Range Rover!" calls the parking valet at Soho House in West Hollywood, and a row of tanned and unlined and well-tended faces with practiced, thoughtful, ...



Another Federal Court of Appeals Attacks the Second Amendment
David French  Tweet

Imagine you're up late one night. It's after midnight, and maybe you're finishing a movie. Or perhaps you're reading a book, and it's too good to put down. Or maybe you're like a young man named Andrew Scott: ...



The Anglo-Americans
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

Daniel Hannan, member of the European Parliament and longtime friend of National Review, pronounces the word "democracy" unlike any American politician -- and it is not his English accent. American politicians of the Left use ...



The Travel Ban Is about Vetting - Which Means It's about Islam
Andrew C. McCarthy  Tweet

It is not about the executive orders. When it comes to protecting the United States from the threats posed by radical Islam, it has never been about President Donald Trump's executive orders: the first one that was torpedoed by the radical ...



More Conservative Than Thou
Mona Charen  Tweet

In our ideologically scrambled age, it's getting very hard to tell who's who. Political conservatives have been opposed to "socialized" medicine pretty much forever. Republicans who agreed with this philosophically paid a heavy political price as ...



A Federal Judge in Hawaii Upsets the Constitutional Order to Defy Trump
David French  Tweet

The unfolding series of judicial decisions blocking the Trump administration's past and present temporary travel bans -- especially the ruling handed down last night in Hawaii -- if upheld by courts of appeal or the Supreme Court, would risk ...



The Real World of Obamacare Repeal
Charles Krauthammer  Tweet

The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, but for governments it's not that easy. Once something is given -- say, health insurance coverage to 20 million Americans -- you take it away at your peril. This is true for any government benefit, but ...



How the GOP Crackup Happens
Rich Lowry  Tweet

Less than two weeks after the unveiling of the GOP Obamacare replacement, the party is already staring into the abyss. The bill has had the worst rollout of any major piece of legislation in memory, and failure is very much an option. If the proposal ...