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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

FILE - Stewart Rhodes, founder of the citizen militia group known as the Oath Keepers, center, speaks during a rally outside the White House in Washington, on June 25, 2017. The seditious conspiracy case filed this week against members and associates of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group marked the boldest attempt so far by the government to prosecute those who attacked the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

The feds’ case against the Oath Keepers is dubious

These are perilous times. They are made worse by the government's political reaction to lawless behavior, which is a greater threat to personal liberty than the behavior it seeks to punish. Published January 19, 2022

COVID-19 in America and Loss of Liberty Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The terrifying lessons of COVID-19

During the past 18 months, the relationship of the American people to the government has changed radically. Published January 5, 2022

A view of the nativity scene and the Christmas tree that adorn St. Peter's square at the Vatican, during the lighting ceremony, Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. The nativity scene is from the Huancavelica region, in Peru, and the 113-year-old, 28-meter-tall tree, a gift from the city of Andalo in Trentino Alto Adige-South Tyrol region, northeastern Italy. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Christmas in America

What if Christmas is a core belief in a personal God who lived among us and many times offered a freely given promise of eternal salvation that no believer should reject or apologize for? Published December 23, 2021

Illustration on abortion and the Constitution by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Abortion and the Constitution

Last week's oral argument in the Supreme Court about abortion was both humdrum and arcane. Published December 8, 2021

Off from school due to the Thanksgiving holiday this week, Felix Naranch, 7, right, and his brother Asa Naranch, 3, play with their father Stu Naranch in a pile of fall leaves that they raked together in a park, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Thanksgiving 2021

What if the government's true goal is to perpetuate its own power? What if the real levers of governmental power are pulled by agents and diplomats and by bureaucrats and central bankers behind the scenes? What if they stay in power no matter who is elected president or which political party controls either house of Congress? Published November 24, 2021

U.S. Government Redaction Lies Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

U.S. government lies about its secrets

Recently, this column offered a critical analysis of the state secrets privilege. Last week, the government twice brought it to new lows. Here is the backstory. Published November 10, 2021

Illustration on U.S. government-sponsored torture by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

More government torture crimes

During the past three weeks, some unexpected government events occurred, exposing more government crimes and lies. Published November 3, 2021

The Writing of Laws Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Who really writes the laws?

It is distressing for those of us who believe that the Constitution means what it says to observe the destruction of liberty caused by vaccine mandates. Published October 20, 2021

Illegal COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The illegality of mandated COVID-19 vaccinations

As more governors issue so-called mandates to require their employees and patrons to be vaccinated against COVID-19, they are being challenged by arguments based on personal privacy and bodily integrity. Published October 6, 2021

Illustration on the FBI's informant on January 6 by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

On Jan. 6, what did the FBI know?

The New York Times recently reported that the FBI had an undercover informant amid the mob that entered the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 who had related to them his knowledge of the demonstrators' plans. Published September 29, 2021

Texas Abortion Law Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Texas, abortion, and the Constitution

Last week, this column addressed state nullification and secession under the U.S. Constitution. Last week, the Supreme Court revived the concept of nullification. Published September 8, 2021