The shutdown and the rollout

by Andrew Napolitano -- Here is a quick pop quiz. Which presented more harm to human life and personal freedom: the four-week partial shutdown of the federal government last month or the more…

Freedom and federalism

by Andrew Napolitano -- One of the bedrocks of our governmental infrastructure is federalism. This is the constitutional recognition of the legal origins of the United States as a union of independent more…

Secrecy in government

by Andrew Napolitano -- Two weeks ago we learned that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been spying on the chancellor of Germany and on the president of the United States. Last more…

Spying on the president

by Andrew Napolitano -- When German Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrated the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Berlin in 2008, she could not have imagined that she was blessing the workplace more…

A government of secrecy and fear

by Andrew Napolitano -- Every American who values the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, every American who enjoys the right to be different and the right to be more…

Government debt and destruction

by Andrew Napolitano -- From April 1917 to November 1919, when Woodrow Wilson borrowed $30 billion to fight World War I, he was able to do so because of the promise he more…

Don't cheer these government abuses!

by Andrew Napolitano -- Before you rejoice that the government has seized an alleged terrorist in Libya who was indicted for planning the notorious 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa, before you more…

Our secretive, witch-hunting government

by Andrew Napolitano -- While the nation's political class has been fixated on a government shutdown in Washington this week, the NSA has continued to spy on all Americans and by its more…

Why the FISA Court is unconstitutional

by Andrew Napolitano -- After President Richard Nixon left office in 1974, a bipartisan congressional investigation discovered many of his constitutional excesses. Foremost among them was the use of FBI and CIA more…