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Making the Federalist Case: Separation of Powers, the Supreme Court vs. Congress

via Uncommon Knowledge
Saturday, May 5, 2001

Akhil Reed Amar and Douglas W. Kmiec discuss the separation of powers between the Supreme Court and Congress.

Debt Roulette

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 2, 2010

The Obama budget represents the biggest gamble in our entire fiscal history. By Michael J. Boskin.

In the News

The Dangers of Direct Democracy

with Thad Kousservia Harvard Political Review
Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Ultimately, the initiative process provides an important opportunity for Americans to participate in self-government. But flaws in its implementation have indicated the need for checks on the system...

Analysis and Commentary

The Fiscal Crisis Down Below

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Friday, January 22, 2010

Sub-national governments – states, countries, cities, provinces, towns, and special districts – play different roles from country to country, but usually deliver important public services such as police and fire protection, transportation, education, health care, and welfare. . . .

In the News

Reviving Federalism

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Monday, December 14, 2009

National and state government should be kept apart. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

"Empathy" Versus Law: Part IV

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

While President Barack Obama has, in one sense, tipped his hand by saying that he wants judges with "empathy" for certain groups, he has in a more fundamental sense concealed the real goal — getting judges who will ratify an ever-expanding scope of the power of the federal government and an ever-declining restraint by the Constitution of the United States...

Analysis and Commentary

"Empathy" Versus Law: Part III

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

There is a reason why the statue of Justice wears a blindfold...

Analysis and Commentary

Constitutional Nirvana

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Some years ago, Judge Douglas Ginsburg coined the phrase "a constitution in exile" to describe those, like myself, who never reconciled themselves to the constitutional revolution of 1937, which made the world safe for the New Deal reforms that authorized the federal government to cartelize labor and agricultural markets, and lots more...

In the News

Ludicrous but embraced

with Shelby Steelevia Washington Times
Sunday, January 11, 2009

Mass immigration, economic decline, and moral degradation will trigger a civil war next fall and the collapse of the dollar...