It's been a year since an early draft of the Dobbs decision was leaked, a precursor to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that overturned the federal right to abortion. (Getty Images)

Today’s Supreme Court: ‘Not a normal court,’ but not unprecedented either | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - July 13, 2023

This last term should also remind us that, like the Warren Court, today’s justices are not ideological clones.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he makes a visit to the Cuban restaurant Versailles after he appeared for his arraignment on June 13, 2023, in Miami. Trump pleaded not guilty to 37 federal charges including possession of national security documents after leaving office, obstruction, and making false statements. (Photo by Alon Skuy/Getty Images)

Pardon me? Why Biden should pull a Gerald Ford when it comes to Trump | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - June 28, 2023

And for the same reason -- for the good of the country and the health of our democracy.


Six lessons from the debt deal. What did we learn? | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - June 15, 2023

A real debt deal that puts America on a sane fiscal path does not appear likely no matter who is in charge in Washington.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during an event at his Mar-a-Lago home on Nov. 15, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The Durham Report shows why we don’t want the FBI involved in politics | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - June 1, 2023

Overreach by the government should not be ignored, even if the victim is Donald Trump.


The Pgh synagogue shooting case should’ve been heard in Pa. court | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - May 3, 2023

Federal jurisdiction over this case introduces enormous complications, both practical and legal.


With Pa’s highest court depleted, Shapiro, GOP Senate leaders let voters down | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - April 10, 2023

The Pennsylvania Constitution is very clear as to what should happen when there is a vacancy on the state Supreme Court.


What bad decisions by Ron DeSantis and Gavin Newsom have in common | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - March 23, 2023

We're citizens -- not subjects. The two governors ignored that fact in their unconstitutional haste to punish two corporations.

Then-President Jimmy Carter came to Kansas for a 1978 rally featuring John Carlin, a candidate for governor, and Senate candidate Bill Roy. (Submitted by John Carlin)

The Panama Canal Treaties were Carter’s biggest foreign policy win | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - March 9, 2023

They were not only Carter’s greatest achievement, they were a great achievement of a very different America.


What both sides of the abortion fight can learn from Antonin Scalia | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - February 21, 2023

Both sides are committing a political error by trying to nationalize the issue again, this time in Congress

Replica of the United States Bill of Rights (Getty Images).

By any measure, liberal democracy is superior. Here’s why | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - February 7, 2023

The lead article in the latest edition of Harper’s Magazine is a four-way discussion of the topic, “Is Liberalism Worth Saving?” The forum presents a broad array of American elite opinion: Patrick Deneen, a post-liberal right-wing critic; Francis Fukuyama, a mainstream left-liberal who once called our system the end of history; Deirdre Nansen McCloskey, a […]

Dart board with selective focus

If I were a betting man: Some predictions for the year we have left | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - January 25, 2023

Predictions are difficult, especially, as Yogi Berra might have said, about the future.


On Pope Benedict, science, faith, and his legacy | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - January 10, 2023

The most conservative of popes showed a surprising openness to dialogue.