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Andrew P. Napolitano

Andrew P. Napolitano

Andrew P. Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, is an analyst for the Fox News Channel. He has written seven books on the U.S. Constitution.

Articles by Andrew P. Napolitano

Illustration on a shadow U.S. government by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

What if liberty is attached to humanity?

What if the Declaration of Independence states that the purpose of government is to protect our natural rights? What if natural rights are the freedoms we enjoy without neighbors or strangers or government interfering? What if those freedoms are listed in part in the Bill of Rights? Published October 19, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, Colo., Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Can the media reveal stolen truths?

It seems that at every turn during this crazy presidential election campaign -- with its deeply flawed principal candidates (whom do you hate less?) -- someone's personal or professional computer records are being hacked. First it was Hillary Clinton's emails that she had failed to surrender to the State Department. Published October 12, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump answers a question during the presidential debate with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Two sides of the same political coin

What if the most remarkable aspect of this presidential election is not how much the two principal candidates disagree with each other but how much they actually agree? Published October 5, 2016

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton answers a question during the presidential debate with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

She clobbered him

In this weekly column and in my on-air work at Fox News, I have characterized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a crook and as the "Queen of Deception." Published September 28, 2016

Blind Justice Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why due process is vital to freedom

"No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law." -- Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Published September 21, 2016

Illustration on the co-option of the FBI and Justice Department over the Hillary email investigation by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

What is the FBI hiding?

Earlier this week, Republican leaders in both houses of Congress took the FBI to task for its failure to be transparent. In the House, it was apparently necessary to serve a subpoena on an FBI agent to obtain what members of Congress want to see, and in the Senate, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee accused the FBI itself of lawbreaking. Published September 14, 2016

Illustration on the FBI's instructions to exonerate Hillary by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

FBI managers instructed to exonerate Hillary Clinton

On Sept. 2, the FBI released a lengthy explanation of its investigation of Hillary Clinton and a summary of the evidence amassed against her. It also released a summary of Mrs. Clinton's July FBI interrogation. Published September 7, 2016

Hillary Short Circuit Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton 'short-circuited'

When former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was asked last week if she has misled the American people on the issue of her failure to safeguard state secrets contained in her emails, she told my Fox News colleague, Chris Wallace, that the FBI had exonerated her. When pressed by Mr. Wallace, she argued that FBI Director James Comey said that her answers to the American people were truthful. Published August 10, 2016

Illustration on Mrs. Clinton, terrorist groups and U.S. intelligence operations in the Middle-East by Greg Groesch

Lessons from the deep murk

On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, WikiLeaks -- the courageous international organization dedicated to governmental transparency -- exposed hundreds of internal emails circulated among senior staff of the Democratic National Committee during the past 18 months. Published August 3, 2016

Delegates cheer during the third day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

An unconventional abridgment of free speech

This summer, we have all witnessed the heavy hand of government intervening in the freedom of speech, as the behavior of the Secret Service at both the Republican convention in Cleveland and the Democratic convention in Philadelphia has been troubling and unconstitutional. Published July 27, 2016

Hillary Dodging Prison Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

FBI exoneration of Hillary raises a disturbing question: What if the fix was in?

What if the folks who run the Department of Political Justice recently were told that the republic would suffer if Hillary Clinton were indicted for espionage because Donald Trump might succeed Barack Obama in the presidency? What if espionage is the failure to safeguard state secrets and the evidence that Mrs. Clinton failed to safeguard them is unambiguous and overwhelming? Published July 20, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Speaks at the Old State House in Springfield, Ill., Wednesday, July 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Hillary Clinton and personal honesty

When FBI Director James Comey publicly revealed his recommendation to the Department of Justice last week that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton not be prosecuted for espionage, he unleashed a firestorm of criticism from those who believe that Mrs. Clinton was judged by different standards from those used to judge others when deciding whether to bring a case to a grand jury. Published July 13, 2016

Illustration on Hillary Clinton's immunity to the rule of law by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The Department of Political Justice

Is it worth impairing the reputation of the FBI and the Department of Justice to save Hillary Clinton from a deserved criminal prosecution by playing word games? Published July 6, 2016

Illustration on the effects of Hillary Clinton's undeclared war on Libya by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Illegal war and disguised truth

The 800-plus-page report of the House Select Committee on Benghazi was released earlier this week. It slams former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her willful indifference to her obligation to repel military-style attacks on American interests and personnel at the U.S. consulate and a nearby CIA annex in Benghazi. Published June 29, 2016

A "Gift" from the Government Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

'No fly, no buy' means no freedom

The people in the government who want to control our personal choices are the enemies of freedom. And the enemies of freedom can be very clever and seductive. Published June 22, 2016

Sitting Ducks Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

In defense of self-defense

Most of the mass killings by gun in the United States in recent years -- Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Newtown, Charleston, San Bernardino and now Orlando -- took place in venues where local or state law prohibited carrying guns, even by those lawfully licensed to do so. The government cheerfully calls these venues "gun-free zones." They should be called killing zones. Published June 15, 2016

Miss Liberty Gets the Boot Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Another assault on the right to privacy

While Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battle over the consequences of their final round in the Democratic primaries and Donald Trump argues that Mrs. Clinton should be in prison for failing to safeguard state secrets while she was secretary of state, the same FBI that is diligently investigating her is quietly and perniciously seeking to cut more holes in the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. Published June 8, 2016

Hillary Clinton painted Donald Trump as erratic, irresponsible and dangerous, was the opening salvo of what is sure to be a central theme in the general election campaign. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Hillary on the ropes

Late last week, the inspector general of the State Department completed a yearlong investigation into the use by Hillary Clinton of a private email server for all of her official government email as secretary of state. Published June 1, 2016

The contagion of government lying

"Crime is contagious. If the Government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy." -- Justice Louis Brandeis Published May 25, 2016

Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting, Ben Rhodes, speaks during a news briefing in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Rhodes discussed the refugee and conflict conditions in Northern Iraq. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Who answers for government lies?

Here is a quick pop quiz. What happens if we lie to the government? What happens if the government lies to us? Does it matter who does the lying? Published May 18, 2016