His Majesty Anthony Kennedy

Our culture war in this nation is far nastier than it ever should be because of Anthony Kennedy and his fellow black-robed oligarchs.

Whenever I write about American democracy, I inevitably get angry letters from people who yell at me that we are a…

The debate between whether we are a democracy or republic (behold the healing power of and) really boils down to the language differences between the western and eastern Roman Empire. The east had democracy as its ideal and the west had a republic. But in practice, they were the same and also a long-ago pipe dream supplanted by emperors. In theory, the people cast votes and could decide the matters of great morality through the slowly evolving democratic or republican process. But the Emperor overrode that all with his will.