November's elections will represent a decisive fork in the road for our nation on any number of issues, but none may prove as important as the choice between preserving our constitutional system and embracing transnational progressivism.
International law represents a threat to US sovereignty not just because of the activist effort to constrain American freedom of action within a straitjacket of international rules. International law today is fundamentally different from traditional international law, which took the form of agreements between nations or at least universal rules that had received unanimous consent from all states.
Once a party of ideas, the GOP has degenerated into being a party of personalities. Nothing shows this more clearly than the career of Clarence Thomas, whom a Republican president of moderate sensibilities nominated to the US Supreme Court 25 years ago this month. Whereas Donald Trump has taken liberal positions on everything from the minimum wage to the Second Amendment, Thomas has over the years articulated a robust version of conservatism.
Marie Gryphon and Roger Pilon on the affirmative action myth; John Yoo on congressional hypocrisy in the Schiavo controversy; Chris Edwards on the mixed record of the Republican Congress; Chuck Pena on the folly of expanding the army; Dan Griswold on the sweet opportunity for free trade with Central America; and Alvaro Vargas Llosa on reversing five centuries of oppression in Latin America.