Daily Archive: January 12, 2011


Chabon-Inspired Stray Thoughts on Huck Finn

I know, I know.  You thought you were done with that whole Huck Finn controversy.  But for a final word — and, in its way, maybe the truest — you should take a look...


“The Elements of Clunk”

Are readers may enjoy the thoughts, and concepts, explicated within this humorous essay from “The Chronicle of Higher Education.” While your at it, Jason Peters’ Undergraduate Writing Seminar is also very funny.


Marriage against the State

I’m pleased to announce the publication of my new Cato Policy Analysis, “Marriage against the State: Toward a New View of Civil Marriage.” As I note in the introduction, it’s quite rare that Congress...


Why Originalism?

In our discussion of constitutional originalism below, I’ve been asked a very good question — Why should we choose originalism rather than any other interpretive strategy? Even if we grant that we need a...