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Another Brutal Review Of Nancy Maclean, Democracy In Chains

quoting Jennifer Burnsvia Reason
Friday, September 14, 2018

As readers will recall, Duke history professor Nancy MacLean wrote a widely-publicized book, Democracy in Chains, that purports to be an intellectual history of the late public choice economist James Buchanan, and his asserted vast influence on current American politics. Critics, most but not all of them libertarians intimately familiar with Buchanan's life and legacy, have been harshly dismissive.

The future of the GOP with Richard Nixon

The Watergate ‘Road Map’ And The Coming Mueller Report

by Stephen Bates, Jack Goldsmith, Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, September 14, 2018

According to countless media accounts and President Trump’s own lawyers, Special Counsel Robert Mueller is writing some kind of report on allegations of presidential obstruction of justice. Exactly what sort of report this may be is unclear. But to the extent that Mueller is contemplating a referral to Congress of possible impeachment material, he has two historical models of such documents to draw on.

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Congress: Difficult By Design

quoting Terry M. Moevia National Review
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Daniel Patrick Moynihan once remarked that “the United States is the one nation in the world with a real legislature.” The senator from New York was boasting of our system, but many would take his statement as an indictment.
Analysis and Commentary

Lanhee Chen: President Obama’s Revisionist History

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Town Hall Review
Thursday, September 13, 2018
President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail last week, with a strident and wide-ranging rebuke of President Trump and Republicans. He was asking voters to remember “the good old days”—when he was in charge.
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Reagan Rides Again In New Bid To Put His Conservative Stamp On Policy

mentioning Kiron K. Skinnervia Washington Examiner
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Ronald Reagan is returning to Washington and his mission is the same one that got him in the Oval Office in 1981 — putting conservative principles to work.
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Is California A Good Role Model?

quoting Jonathan Roddenvia The New York Times
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Depending on how you look at it, it’s one of the richest states or one of the most unequal.


Demonization Of Nunes Is A Window Into Our Times

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Much of what we now know about the unethical and often illegal behavior of the FBI, CIA, National Security Agency, and Department of Justice emerged due to the efforts of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Its chairman during its stunning disclosures has been Representative Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), who in turn has been constantly demonized for his efforts.

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The Libertarian: Trump And The Anonymous Op-Ed

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Exploring the legal implications of the bombshell newspaper column.

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Will Corporate California Go The Way Of Quotas?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, September 13, 2018

In the spirit of the adage “let’s keep politics out of the bedroom,” what about California’s government intervening in the boardroom?


Markos Kounalakis On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Marko Kounalakis discusses his Miami Herald article "Our troops are dying for a lost cause. We’ve got to get out of Afghanistan."


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