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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]
26 Nov 2010, 3:10 pm by Mike Rappaport
Since it is the Thanksgiving weekend, I will be giving thanks for meditation, something I have done for at least 20 minutes a day for nearly half a year. [read post]
26 Nov 2010, 3:09 pm by Mike Rappaport
Some astounding facts about Meditation: First, once more from Jonathan Haidt's The Happiness Hypothesis: A person's average or typical level of happiness is that person's "affective style." [read post]
27 Oct 2010, 10:57 pm by Mike Rappaport
Assume that the Republicans win big next week. [read post]
11 Oct 2010, 12:39 am by Mike Rappaport
When Penn State absolved Mike Mann of wrongdoing, and the University of East Anglia did the same for Phil Jones, they cannot have been unaware of the financial penalty for doing otherwise. [read post]
10 Oct 2010, 11:56 am by Mike Rappaport
Glenn links to this story about a recent analysis of a tape of the Kent State shootings from 1970. [read post]
8 Oct 2010, 12:39 pm by Mike Rappaport
Wow, these explanations from Federalist 62 of phenomena in our world are quite impressive. [read post]
7 Oct 2010, 9:36 pm by Mike Rappaport
Steven Pinker once again asks the provocative questions. [read post]