Jonathan Badger is a tutor at St. John’s College in Annapolis. In a recent essay, Benjamin Kleinerman argues that there’s something askew in the current relationship of science to American politics. The insights of modern science are contingent, partial, and … Continue reading Science and Liberty in the Days of COVID
Ben Kleinerman has made a compelling case that the partisan reversal on constitutional authority for U.S. airstrikes in Syria shows the separation of powers at work. I have a friendly amendment, or at least one to propose: Ben’s case is true with two qualifications. First, the reversal should be institutional, not partisan. That is, members of Congress should question presidential authority as members of Congress, not based on partisan alignments for or against President Biden. If Democrats and Republicans who stay in Congress across changes in presidential administrations are situational constitutionalists based on who occupies the White House, Madison’s case … Continue reading Syrian Airstrikes: A Friendly Amendment to Ben Kleinerman’s Post?