The nuns, the president and natural rights

by Andrew Napolitano -- When the framers were putting together the Constitution in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787, they knew the states would not adopt it without written guarantees that the more…

NSA's spying on Congress

by Andrew Napolitano -- Happy New Year. Just when you thought the NSA spying scandal couldn't get any worse, it has. Last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., wrote to Gen. Keith Alexander, more…

Rejoice! The NSA was emasculated

by Andrew Napolitano -- "Almost Orwellian" – that's the description a federal judge gave earlier this week to the massive spying by the National Security Agency (NSA) on virtually all 380 million more…

Violating our right to be left alone

by Andrew Napolitano -- Readers of this column are well aware of the revelations during the past six months of spying by the National Security Agency (NSA). Edward Snowden, a former employee more…

Pray for my ignorant pope

by Andrew Napolitano -- What is the worst problem in the world today? Might it be war, starvation, genocide, sectarian violence, murder, slaughter of babies in the womb? Any of these would more…

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…