Don’t Draw Conclusions From the Flags Mrs. Alito and I Choose to Fly

This Columnist Believes in the Right to Freely Choose What Flies in Front of One’s Home

Early last year my city councilmember, who likes to walk his dog through our neighborhood, stopped me as he strolled by.

“Are you Mexican?” he asked.

“Nope, I’m Scots Irish,” I replied. “But Mexico is a great country. I’m doing a lot of work there these days.”

The councilmember’s question was not out of the blue. I had been flying the flag of Mexico outside my house for the past six months. He assumed it was some sort of statement.

In fact, I’m a serial and eccentric flier of flags on the $7 plastic …

What Do Gay Marriage and Obamacare Have in Common?

Two Cases Before the Supreme Court Point to the Long-Running Battle Between States Rights and Federal Authority

I don’t drink champagne, but if the Supreme Court strikes down state bans on gay marriages this month, I might pop open a bottle in celebration. As a newspaper editorial …

You Americans Aren’t the Only People Obsessed with Your Flag

Even the Mild-Mannered Danes Go Nuts over Their National Colors

On the very first day I set foot in the United States as a young student from Europe too many years ago, I accidentally mistook a renowned fast food restaurant …