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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 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

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, listens to a question at a gathering with medical personnel at Cooper Hospital, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Camden, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

A perfect legal storm

The bad legal news for Hillary Clinton continued to cascade upon her presidential hopes during the past week in what has amounted to a perfect storm of legal misery. Here is what happened. Published May 11, 2016

Former President Bill Clinton, campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, holds a baby after he speaks at the Keystone Building in the state Capitol complex in Harrisburg, Pa., Thursday, April 21, 2016. (Dan Gleiter/ via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Hillary's secret weapon

Last weekend, Hillary Clinton dispatched her husband, former President Bill Clinton, to offer a defense of her alleged espionage. Published May 4, 2016

Fruit of the Poisonous Tree Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Fruit of the poisonous tree

Would all of our lives be safer if the government could break down all the doors it wishes, listen to all the conversations it could find and read whatever emails and text messages it could acquire? Perhaps. But who would want to live in such a society? Published April 27, 2016

Illustration on the president's power overreach by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The president, the court and immigration

In 2014, President Obama signed 12 executive orders directing various agencies in the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security to refrain from deporting some 4 million adult immigrants illegally present in the United States if they are the parents of children born here or legally present here, and if they hold a job, obtain a high-school diploma or its equivalent, pay taxes and stay out of prison. Published April 20, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Damning Hillary with faint praise

President Obama's recent remarks to my Fox News colleague Chris Wallace about Hillary Clinton's email issues were either Machiavellian or dumb. It is difficult to tell from them whether he wants the mountain of evidence of her criminal behavior presented to a federal grand jury or he wants her to succeed him in the White House. Published April 13, 2016

Workers rally outside the Ronald Reagan State Building in Los Angeles after California's Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill creating highest statewide minimum wage. (Associated press photographs)

Questioning the minimum wage increase

What if the latest craze among the big-government crowd in both major political parties is to use the power of government to force employers to pay some of their employees more than their services are worth to the employers? Published April 6, 2016

A presumptive candidate's troubles

The FBI investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's failure to protect state secrets contained in her emails has entered its penultimate phase, and it is a dangerous one for her and her aides. Published March 30, 2016

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Hope for the dead

What is the connection between personal freedom and rising from the dead? Published March 23, 2016

Protesters hold up signs as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C., Monday, March 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

The heckler's veto

On Feb. 7, 1946, Arthur Terminiello, a Roman Catholic priest who was a fierce opponent of communism and believed that President Harry Truman was too comfortable with it, gave an incendiary speech in a Chicago hall that his sponsors had rented. Published March 16, 2016

Exit polls in Michigan reveal trends that should concern Hillary Clinton. According to NBC News surveys, 81 percent of voters ages 18 to 29 broke for Sen. Bernard Sanders, and they made up about 20 percent of the Michigan electorate. Mr. Sanders also won 55 percent of voters ages 30 to 44. (Associated Press)

Questions about the FBI's probe of Hillary

What if Hillary Clinton is in legal hot water and she knows it but won't admit it? What if she has decided to go on the offensive and make her case that she did nothing unlawful with her emails that contained state secrets? Published March 9, 2016

Illustration on what should happen with Hillary Clinton by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton's false hopes

Surely, Hillary Clinton hopes for a happy conclusion to the maddening string of primaries and caucuses that have exhausted her. Surely, she hopes to be the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party this year. And surely, she hopes to be elected president. These hopes are realistic probabilities in her own mind. Published March 2, 2016

Oppressive Government Holds the Key Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Apple's involuntary servitude

"There is nothing new in the realization that the Constitution sometimes insulates the criminality of a few in order to protect the privacy of us all." -- Justice Antonin Scalia (1936-2016) Published February 24, 2016

Illustration on the real agenda of both parties by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Many candidates, but no choices

What if all the remaining presidential candidates really want the same things? What if they all offer essentially the same ideas couched in different words? What if these primary races have become beauty pageants largely based on personality and advertising? Published February 10, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Compromising national security

This has not been a good week for Hillary Clinton. She prevailed over Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Iowa Democratic presidential caucuses by less than four-tenths of 1 percent of all votes cast, after having led him in polls in Iowa at one time by 40 percentage points. Published February 3, 2016

Hillary's Albatross Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Hillary's nightmare

Hillary Clinton's nightmare is not the sudden resurgence of Bernie Sanders. It is the fidelity to the rule of law of the FBI. Published January 27, 2016

The Fetus as an Official Person Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The abiding abortion controversy

In one week during January 1973, President Richard M. Nixon was inaugurated to his second term, former President Lyndon B. Johnson died, the United States and North Vietnam entered into the Paris Peace Accords, and the Supreme Court legalized abortion. Only the last of these events continues to affect and haunt the moral and constitutional order every minute of every day. Published January 20, 2016