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Analysis and Commentary

Don’t Demonize The Electoral College — Or The Framers — As Racist

by John Yoo, James Phillipsvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, April 11, 2019

To Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it embodies “a shadow of slavery’s power.” To the New York Times editorial board it represents “a living symbol of America’s original sin.” To filmmaker Michael Moore, it advances a “racist idea.”

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Bring Back Civics

quoting Bruce Thorntonvia Oak Park
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Can we be trusted with democracy? I'm starting to conclude that we can't, that we don't care enough, or know enough, to be trusted with our remarkable form of government.

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The Libertarian: The Reparations Debate

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Is there a case for compensating those touched by slavery’s legacy?

In the News

VDH: Does Every President Get A Special Counsel Now?

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Rush Limbaugh Show
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

I could put this in my own words, but Victor Davis Hanson had a piece yesterday about now that this has happened, is this gonna be standard operating procedure?

Analysis and Commentary

The Indigenous Peoples War Against Pipelines

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Monday, April 8, 2019

The world will continue to to rely on fossil fuels for most of its energy needs. 

In the News

Political Cornflakes: Unlike Their Predecessors, This Batch Of Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Have Taken A Hard Line Against The Death Penalty

quoting Bill Whalenvia The Salt Lake Tribune
Monday, April 8, 2019

Democrats eyeing the presidency have raised their voices to denounce the death penalty, a departure from their predecessors who were wary of appearing weak on crime. President Barack Obama never called for getting rid of the death penalty, and Hillary Clinton, Al Gore and Bill Clinton all supported keeping it.

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Black Reparations

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, April 8, 2019

Endorsed by Democratic hopefuls, the policy is deeply flawed.


United States Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch And Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Champions Of Individual Rights

by Terry Anderson, Wendy Purnellvia Indian Country Today
Monday, April 8, 2019

Justice Ginsburg joined Justice Gorsuch and three other liberal colleagues in supporting the individual rights of the Yakama Nation in the Washington State Department of Licensing v. Cougar Den, Inc taxation case — significant because of her history of opposing tribal sovereignty


David Henderson On Trumponomics, Deficits, And Immigration

interview with David R. Hendersonvia The Bob Zadek Show
Monday, April 1, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow David Henderson discusses how “Trumponomics” is playing out in the economy, and analyzes whether the growth we have seen under Trump’s presidency is sustainable.


Defending Democratic Norms Requires Defending Free Speech

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, April 7, 2019

Many in the United States worry about the erosion of democratic norms. Too few, however, exhibit concern for the steady deterioration over the last half century of the essential democratic norm of free speech.


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