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4 May 2011, 4:27 pm by Mike Rappaport
According to this Wall Street Journal piece on the Online World of Female Desire: Whereas two-minute video clips are the most popular form of contemporary erotica for men, the most popular form for women remains the romance novel, an artifact that takes many hours to digest. [read post]
29 Apr 2011, 2:08 pm by Mike Rappaport
Eugene Volokh points out that the Supreme Court's web site refers to the Court as engaging in Living Constitutionalism: This power of "judicial review" has given the Court a crucial responsibility in assuring individual rights, as well as in maintaining a "living Constitution" whose broad provisions are continually applied to complicated new situations. [read post]
20 Mar 2011, 8:37 pm by Mike Rappaport
President Obama has ordered the U.S. military to attack Libya without congressional authorization. [read post]
16 Feb 2011, 11:14 pm by Mike Rappaport
Not at pursuing the public interest, which goes without saying, but in ensuring his survival. [read post]
15 Feb 2011, 9:55 pm by Mike Rappaport
New research from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston indicates that meditating regularly can actually change our brain structure for the better, and in just a few months. [read post]
14 Feb 2011, 9:17 pm by Mike Rappaport
I am not sure this 100% true, but it is pretty close: It's odd, isn't it, the persistence of such an archaic and, as the women's studies professor would say, gendered ritual? [read post]
10 Feb 2011, 5:40 pm by Mike Rappaport
I haven't been following the Egypt situation too closely, but it seems to me that Obama has been far more vocal in urging Mubarak to step down than he was about the Iranian Mullahs in 2009. [read post]
7 Feb 2011, 9:59 pm by Mike Rappaport
This past weekend, the Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism at the University of San Diego held its second annual Originalism Works-in-Progress Conference. [read post]
7 Feb 2011, 4:34 pm by Mike Rappaport
Makes it to the New York Times (but only in John Tierney's column): "Anywhere in the world that social psychologists see women or minorities underrepresented by a factor of two or three, our minds jump to discrimination as the explanation," said Dr. [read post]
30 Jan 2011, 12:43 am by Mike Rappaport
Glenn Reynolds has been making the point that the Egyptian uprising might be more likely to result in good consequences if the Bush Administration had actually pursued its freedom agenda consistently and competently. [read post]
24 Jan 2011, 6:08 pm by Mike Rappaport
The New York Times has a quite interesting retrospective on Apple Computer -- something that the Times does well. [read post]
17 Jan 2011, 9:44 pm by Mike Rappaport
The Telegraph reports: However, Russian scientists working at the [Iranian nuclear] plant have become so concerned by Iran's apparent disregard for nuclear safety issues that they have lobbied the Kremlin directly to postpone activation until at least the end of the year, so that a proper assessment can be made of the damage caused to its computer operations by Stuxnet. [read post]
17 Jan 2011, 2:10 am by Mike Rappaport
In Why Originalism Is So Popular, Eric Posner, who is something of a rightwing nonoriginalist, emphasizes what I regard as two of the major criticisms of many originalist theories: First, that originalism requires a workable constitutional amendment system, but our system does not produce amendments. [read post]
14 Jan 2011, 4:23 pm by Mike Rappaport
One of my favorite stories each year is the publication of the Index of Economic Freedom. [read post]
14 Jan 2011, 2:51 am by Mike Rappaport
So Scalia's arguments about what modern majorities can do today rest on his view that a very significant proportion of constitutional understandings of the framers can simply be jettisoned because they make little sense in today's world (emphasis added by Mike Rappaport). [read post]
4 Jan 2011, 12:59 am by Mike Rappaport
John Elwood, at the Volokh Conspiracy, notes that President Obama made several recess appointments on December 29. [read post]
27 Dec 2010, 12:02 am by Mike Rappaport
Recently, I linked to this op ed by distinguished historian Pauline Meier. [read post]
8 Dec 2010, 7:08 pm by Mike Rappaport
(This post has been moved to the top -- for the last time.) [read post]
6 Dec 2010, 6:13 am by Walter Olson
Mike Rappaport’s Constitution Center at the University of San Diego. [read post]