Lawyer Wants Out of Louisiana Bar Association

Lawsuit argues mandatory membership dues constitute coerced speech, citing Janus decision

A Louisiana lawyer joined a growing number of attorneys challenging the payment of mandatory membership dues to state bar associations.

Review: ‘Thank You For My Service’

From Balad to Black Rifle

Beneath layers of playful, irreverent humor, Mat Best’s memoir Thank You For My Service is a serious book about a former U.S. Army Ranger navigating his way back into civilian life, overcoming an addiction to war, and trying to support his fellow veterans.

Iran Issues Sanctions on Top Trump Admin Officials, Sen. Cruz

Cruz spox: 'Cruz already avoids travel to terrorist regimes that take American citizens hostage'

Sen. Ted CruzIranian lawmakers are preparing to issue a salvo of sanctions on top Trump administration figures and their supporters in Congress, according to reports in the country's state-controlled press that have already elicited reaction from those officials targeted.

NC Dem Judges Soft on Sex Crimes

Court trying to 'make a broad policy statement,' dissenting Republican claims

The Democratic majority on North Carolina's Supreme Court ruled to let a child porn offender go free on a technicality and allowed serial sexual offenders to avoid GPS monitoring in two decisions released in August.

The Case of the Disappearing Editors

We few, we happy few…

editor writerA few years after I joined the Weekly Standard, then-literary editor Joseph Bottum asked if I was more interested in writing or editing. I said the latter. I never wrote for a school paper and only had a few clips at the magazine. Over time, I hoped to gain the confidence to make writing a full-time occupation. But until then, editing would be my safety net, allowing me to hide behind other people's bylines, looking for typos, grammatical errors, and eventually matters of style. Bottum gave me all sorts of advice, sharing various tricks of the trade, and went on to explain how he stole the hands off Healy's clock tower in Georgetown. Did I mention this was at a bar?