KUDOS to the author of the Houston Chronicle's recent editorial on the death of David Thompson, longtime fixture at Murder by the Book. It was written in the cold, terse style of a cheap detective novel. Except for one unwise crack about "bookstores . . . going the way of the icecaps," it betrayed no hint of the usual elitism of the editorial board.
CAN CONGRESS require citizens to purchase health insurance? Professor Randy E. Barnett says not. He makes his case, appropriately, in legalese, so his article may not be your cup of tea. But his arguments are compelling. Some snips: