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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...

What a State We’re In

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Ballot initiatives: the hopes so high, the victories so hollow. By Richard A. Epstein.

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. . . .

Tea for You

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 9, 2009

Fans of limited government have taken their lumps lately, and unfortunately, one “tea party” does not a revolution make. By Richard A. Epstein.

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From Parks to Pork

by Terry Anderson, Reed Watsonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 9, 2009

Two million more acres have been swallowed up under strict federal use restrictions, stoking the power of the “park barrel.” By Terry L. Anderson and Reed Watson.

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...

Follow the Saudi Money

by Chris Mondicsvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2009

Untangling a complex courtroom tale: did Saudi funding incubate Islamist terror? By Chris Mondics.