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Unalienable Rights, Reconstruction, And Constitutional Continuity

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Saturday, October 19, 2019

Perhaps at no time since the decade or so preceding the Civil War have debates about America’s commitment to fundamental rights been as rancorous as today. Yet at no time have fundamental rights in the United States been enjoyed by so wide and diverse a population as they are now. The contrast in contemporary America between the public rancor and the political reality reflects an estrangement from history and an accompanying loss of perspective.


John Yoo On The John Batchelor Show: A National Impeachment Puzzle: Fair? Due Process?

interview with John Yoovia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, October 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses his Washington Post article "The House doesn’t have to be ‘fair’ in its probe. But it should give Trump due process."

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The Libertarian: The Many Plans Of Elizabeth Warren

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, October 18, 2019

A critical examination of the policy proposals driving the Massachusetts senator’s presidential campaign.

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No Safe Spaces: Free Speech Under Attack

mentioning Michael McConnellvia Independent Institute
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Once upon a time, universities were the ultimate forum of ideas. Today however, college campuses have become the most intolerant places for diverse and even conventional viewpoints. The First Amendment, intellectual freedom, and the very idea of free speech are under attack with threats, bans, and even violence. A growing number of Americans don’t even believe you have the right to speak your mind if what you have to say might offend someone, somewhere. They advocate for campuses to be “safe spaces” in which open debate and discussions are not allowed. This disturbing movement has now been extending beyond colleges and into the wider world. Will we all be silenced for expressing ideas that may not conform with the politically correct? And what can be done to restore constitutional and civil liberties?

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Trump’s Economic Policies: An Assessment, Part-1

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, October 17, 2019

In this essay: What the president has done right. 

In the News

Hoffa And Harvard Law

featuring Jack Goldsmithvia Harvard Magazine
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Jack Goldsmith is Shattuck professor of law. As such, he is known for his work on the legal aspects of terrorism, national security, and other fraught topics in international law. But like all faculty members, he has a life beyond the classroom and his scholarship. In his case, the complications of that personal life are the subject of the new book, In Hoffa’s Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $28). 

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His View: Unalienable Right Can’t Be Source Of Own Destruction

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Moscow-Pullman Daily News
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

In 1689, John Locke argued that political society exists for the sake of protecting one’s natural right to “life, liberty, and estate.” Thomas Jefferson extended Locke’s thesis, stating in the Declaration that we have unalienable rights to “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”


Jack Goldsmith: Scholars Explore ‘Law In American History, Vol. III’

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia University of Virginia School of Law
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses UVA Law professor G. Edward White’s final volume in his “Law in American History” series.


Nobel Laureates Aim Too Low On Global Poverty

by David R. Hendersonvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 14, 2019

Immigration and growth would help more than addressing the winners’ ‘manageable questions.’

In the News

What's The End-Game Strategy?

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia One News Now
Monday, October 14, 2019

A former Justice Department attorney says the Democrats' impeachment strategy is actually about creating chaos, frenzy, and disorder.


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