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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

Hillary Rodham Clinton's State Department initially approved a weapons shipment from a California company to Libyans seeking to oust Moammar Gadhafi in 2011 even though a United Nations arms ban was in place, according to memos recovered from the burned-out compound in Benghazi. (Associated Press)

Questions for Hillary Clinton

At long last, Hillary Clinton testifies on the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi and her emails as secretary of state. Here are some suggested questions. Although these suggestions are based on the public record, we need to assume that the members of the House Benghazi committee have seen far more than the public has. Published October 21, 2015

Illustration on Hillary Clinton's scandal trouble by Heng, Lianhe Zaobao, Singapore

Why Hillary Clinton is so unhappy

Why is Hillary Clinton so unhappy? According to her, when she and her husband left the White House, they were dead broke. Yet they left with a truckload of valuable furniture, dinnerware and flatware that was the property of the federal government, for which they were never prosecuted. Published October 14, 2015

Natural Self Defense Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Trampling the natural right to self-defense

While the FBI continued to analyze the emails Hillary Rodham Clinton thought she deleted and her advisers pressed her to hire a Republican criminal defense attorney in Washington, a madman used a lawfully purchased handgun to kill a professor and eight students at a community college in Roseburg, Ore. Published October 7, 2015

Illustration questioning the Pope's direction for the church on various issues by Kevin Keneck/Tribune Content Agency

A papacy of novelty

What if things are not always as they seem? Published September 30, 2015

Illustration on concerns over Pope Francis' ideological positions by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Is the pope a false prophet?

Rep. Thomas Massie, Kentucky Republican, has invited me to the House of Representatives to watch Pope Francis address a joint session of Congress. This generous Methodist congressman has invited your traditionalist Roman Catholic columnist and cable TV guy to this grand event. Published September 23, 2015

Untouchable Hillary Halo Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The Hillary chronicles

The bad news has continued to cascade onto the Hillary Clinton for President campaign, and none of it has anything to do with Mrs. Clinton's opinions on issues. It all is about her fitness for office. Published September 16, 2015

Illustration on the limits to freedom of conscience by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Religious faith and the rule of law

Shortly before the Labor Day weekend, a federal judge in Kentucky ordered the Rowan County clerk incarcerated for violating his orders. Five days later, he released her. Published September 9, 2015

Immigration and freedom

The tone of the debate over the nation's immigration laws has taken an ugly turn as some office-seekers offer solutions to problems that don't exist. Published September 2, 2015

Illustration on Hillary Clinton's server problems by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The deceptions of Hillary Clinton

While the scandal surrounding the emails sent and received by Hillary Clinton during her time as U.S. secretary of state continues to grow, Mrs. Clinton has resorted to laughing it off. Published August 19, 2015

Government Fishing Net Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Fourth Amendment pits Chris Christie vs. Rand Paul

The dust-up between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul over presidential fidelity to the Constitution -- particularly the Fourth Amendment -- was the most illuminating two minutes of the Republican debate last week. Published August 12, 2015

Illustration on the judicial system's sanctioning of abortion by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The killing of the babies

The recent broadcast of videotapes taken of persons employed at Planned Parenthood -- the prolific and notorious abortion provider -- has brought the issue of abortion to the national consciousness again, and front and center to the Republican presidential primary campaign. The tapes were made secretly by a pro-life group determined to show to the world the dark side of Planned Parenthood's use of federal funds. Published August 5, 2015

Hillary Must Be Lying Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Hillary lies again

In a column I wrote in early July, based on research by my colleagues and my own analysis of government documents and eyewitness statements, I argued that in 2011 and 2012 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton waged a secret war on the governments of Libya and Syria, with the approval of President Obama and the consent of congressional leadership from both parties and in both houses of Congress. Published July 29, 2015

Hillary's Illegal War Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Hillary's secret war

In the course of my work, I am often asked by colleagues to review and explain documents and statutes. Recently, in conjunction with my colleagues Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne, I read the transcripts of an interview Ms. Browne did with a man named Marc Turi, and Ms. Herridge asked me to review emails to and from State Department and congressional officials during the years when Hillary Clinton was the secretary of state. Published July 1, 2015

Illustration on the wrongness of declaring government's "right" to free speech by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Protecting hatred preserves freedom

The tragedy of a mass murder in Charleston, South Carolina, last week, obviously motivated by racial hatred, has raised anew the issue of the lawfulness of the State expressing an opinion by flying a Confederate flag at the Statehouse, and the constitutionality of the use of the First Amendment to protect hate speech and hate groups. The State has no business expressing opinions on anything, and it is required to protect hate. Here is the law. Published June 24, 2015

What if American Weapons Killed in Benghazi Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

When the truth will out

What if President Obama secretly agreed with others in the government in 2011 to provide arms to rebels in Libya and Syria? What if the scheme called for American arms merchants to sell serious American military hardware to the government of Qatar, which would and did transfer it to rebel groups? What if the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of the Treasury approved those sales? Published June 17, 2015

Illustration on continued unconstitutional government spying under the USA Freedom Act by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Lies the government is telling you

Last week, Republicans and Democrats in Congress joined President Obama in congratulating themselves for taming the National Security Agency's voracious appetite for spying. By permitting one section of the Patriot Act to expire and by replacing it with the USA Freedom Act, the federal government is taking credit for taming beasts of its own creation. Published June 10, 2015

Loss of Safety and Freedom Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Neither freedom nor safety

In their continuous efforts to create the impression that the government is doing something to keep Americans safe, politicians in Washington have misled and lied to the public. They have violated their oaths to uphold the Constitution. They have created a false sense of security. And they have dispatched and re-dispatched 60,000 federal agents to intercept the telephone calls, text messages and emails of all Americans all the time. Published June 3, 2015

Section 215 Not Fitting the Patriot Act Puzzle Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Saving the Fourth Amendment

The Patriot Act has a bad pedigree and an evil history. In the fearful days immediately following Sept. 11, 2001, the Department of Justice quickly sent draft legislation to Congress that, if enacted, would have permitted federal agents to violate their oaths to uphold the Constitution by writing their own search warrants. The draft subsequently was revealed to have been written before Sept. 11, but that's another story. Published May 27, 2015

Illustration on the deterioration of political leaders' fulfillment of their Constitutional oath of office by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

What if we didn't have a Constitution?

What if we didn't have a Constitution? What if the government were elected by custom and tradition, but not by law? What if election procedures and official titles and government responsibilities merely followed those that preceded them, and not because any of this was compelled by law, but because that's what folks came to expect? Published May 20, 2015