The Justices Send a Message to Congress

It’s tempting to view Thursday’s Supreme Court decision to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency’s climate authority as a missile aimed solely at the bureaucratic swamp. It’s just as much a swipe at that bureaucracy’s enabler: the feckless U.S. Congress. Sweep...

The Courage of Jan. 6 Witness Cassidy Hutchinson

Only a woman would have done what Cassidy Hutchinson did because only a woman, in a place of such power and prestige, would have registered everything and taken such close notes instead of spending that time swanning around being important. Here she was, all by...

The Hong Kong Handover at 25

When the U.K. handed Hong Kong over to China on July 1, 1997, the city was one of Asia’s freest and most open. Now it is a repressive police state. What went wrong? For the first few years after the handover, Beijing behaved—at least on the surface—reasonably well....

The Hard Truths of American History

July 4 is the most sacred date on the American civic calendar. This year marks the 246th time Americans have celebrated the monumental achievement of founding a nation that, in the words of Abraham Lincoln, was “conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition...

Behind Biden’s EPA Power Grab

The Environmental Protection Agency had its way with both the Clean Air Act and the U.S. Constitution for decades. The Supreme Court’s decision Thursday in West Virginia v. EPA may be the beginning of the end of this baleful era. It closes the window on sweeping...

Justice Stephen Breyer Retires – WSJ

We didn’t often agree with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, but tip a cap to his honorable 58-year career that included stints in all three branches of government. Justice Breyer, age 83, resigned at noon on Thursday to make way for his successor, Justice Ketanji...

Russia’s Snake Island Retreat – WSJ

Russian soldiers withdrew Thursday from Snake Island, a small but significant outpost in the Black Sea. The Ukrainian victory doesn’t signal a major change in the course of the war, but it does weaken the Kremlin’s Black Sea blockade. Snake Island is located just off...

Michigan’s Banana Republic Prosecution – WSJ

The prosecution of political opponents is a feature of banana republics that increasingly infects the U.S. A case in point is the prosecution of former GOP Gov. Rick Snyder in the Flint water case, which a unanimous state Supreme Court declared invalid this week....

The Supreme Court Restores a Constitutional Climate

This has been an historic Supreme Court term, and the Justices kept it going to the end with a major 6-3 decision Thursday (West Virginia v. EPA) reining in the administrative state. The subject was climate regulation but the message should echo across the federal...