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Obama’s Unconstitutional Immigration Order

by Michael McConnellvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Framers adopted the Take Care Clause to ensure that the President is forbidden from making law unilaterally. 

The Public Pension Crisis

by Joshua D. Rauhvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Floundering state and local governments will have to turn to taxpayers to fund their retirement promises.    

The Toxic Populism Of The Democrats

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, April 11, 2016

Clinton and Sanders propose economic fixes that will hurt today’s floundering middle class. 

Restoring Liberty To The States

by Allan H. Meltzervia Defining Ideas
Friday, April 8, 2016

Our Constitution delegates lawmaking power to Congress and local polities—so why are we ruled by administrative bureaucrats? 

Justice Antonin Scalia discusses the premise of his book, Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges.

Supreme Court Politics

by James Huffmanvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, April 7, 2016

Though they may lament partisanship, the Justices have politicized the judicial confirmation process.

The Fannie And Freddie Fiasco

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, April 4, 2016

Government self-dealing has violated shareholder rights. 

America the Weak

by Bing West via Defining Ideas
Thursday, March 31, 2016

We’re losing our wars because our enemies do not fear us and our allies don’t trust us.

Trump's Sloppy Populism

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

He raises legitimate issues and rightly exposes the hypocrisy of elites, but his solutions are foolish.

The Plea Of The Little Sisters

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, March 28, 2016

Under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the contraceptive mandate is illegal. 

Drugs And The Democrats

by Henry I. Millervia Defining Ideas
Thursday, March 24, 2016

Liberals want more regulation of Big Pharma, but the best way to lower costs is with more competition.

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