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Too Much Democracy?

by James Huffmanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Simple majorities were never meant to rule Americans’ lives. How the founders limited factions and fanatics. 


Issue 1603 California’s Open Primary Primer

via Eureka
Friday, May 13, 2016

The latest issue of Eureka, which includes the Hoover Golden State Poll, is online.

In the News

Conservative Politicians Are Not Museum Curators

quoting Peter Berkowitzvia The Washington Post
Monday, July 27, 2015

In a thoughtful consideration of the state of the conservative movement, Peter Berkowitz writes of fellow conservatives: “They should distinguish among what they can alter, what they must accept and what they should embrace.

Analysis and Commentary

Disregard For The Law Is America's Greatest Threat

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Barbarians at the gate usually don't bring down once-successful civilizations. Nor does climate change. Even mass epidemics like the plague that decimated sixth-century Byzantium do not necessarily destroy a culture.

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In the News

SLS Faculty Weigh In On 2014-15 SCOTUS Term

quoting Michael McConnellvia Storify
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Stanford Law School faculty weigh in on some of this term's Supreme Court decisions via blogs, tweets, opinion pieces, and news articles.

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Analysis and Commentary

Supreme Court Disasters

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Many people are looking at the recent Supreme Court decisions about ObamaCare and same-sex marriage in terms of whether they think these are good or bad policies. That is certainly a legitimate concern, for both those who favor those policies and those who oppose them.

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Analysis and Commentary

The Orwellian King-Burwell Majority

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Sunday, June 28, 2015

Troubling implications beyond the further erosion of the separation of powers.

In the News

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Tolerance Seen In His Sacramento Roots

mentioning Edwin Meese IIIvia New York Times
Monday, June 22, 2015

In the fall of 1987, a package arrived on the desk of Laurence H. Tribe, a Harvard law professor who had just lost a Supreme Court case on gay rights. It contained the legal opinions of Anthony M. Kennedy, a strait-laced, conservative Republican jurist from Sacramento who hardly seemed sympathetic to that cause.

Analysis and Commentary

Government Works Badly

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, June 13, 2015

Two huge recent scandals, both of which involve the federal government, strongly support the case that the government should not be given more power and, in fact, should have much of its power stripped away.

In the News

Are Post-9/11 Politics Shifting?

quoting Kori Schakevia CNN
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Rand Paul has made his point: the sands are shifting in Washington's perennial debate over the balance between national security and privacy.