Day: January 9, 2024

The Donald Trump Ballot Problem

Editor’s note: In this Future View, students discuss the efforts to keep Donald Trump off the ballot. Next week we’ll ask, “A recent study suggests that worry about AI chatbots has been overblown, with American colleges not seeing an increase in overall cheating rates. But another study suggests that AI cheating is rampant, with almost […]

Chevron Deference Was Fun While It Lasted

I’m less hostile than many conservatives toward Chevron v. NRDC (1984), the Supreme Court decision that instructs judges to defer to certain agency interpretations of statutes they administer, which the justices will reconsider next week. My ambivalence springs in part from filial loyalty—my father, Justice Antonin Scalia, was Chevron’s foremost champion before souring on such […]

Can Harvard Learn Anything From Ralph Waldo Emerson?

The novelist Henry James said that Ralph Waldo Emerson—who was once the country’s beloved essayist-laureate, author of the iconic American effusion called “Self-Reliance” and the semiofficial philosopher of entrepreneurial individualism—suffered from a fatal flaw. Emerson’s disabling defect, James thought, was innocence: He had no “sense of the dark, the foul, the base.” The novelist said […]

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