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Monthly Feature: The End of the Liberal Tradition?

If the trends they identify continue, the West, including the United States, faces a political transformation unlike anything we have seen for generations. Continue reading

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Brexit: Welcome, Britain, to Our Revolution

That’s the choice Britain faces: to maintain the legitimate authority of its own government or to turn the country into a mere colony of Brussels. If the British want to preserve their ability to govern themselves, they will vote to leave the European Union. Continue reading

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Does the United States Still Exist?

Historically, a government that can, without due process, throw a citizen into a dungeon or summarily execute him is considered to be a tyranny, not a democracy. By any historical definition, the United States today is a tyranny. Continue reading

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North Carolina Senate Passes Bill Requiring Teaching of Our Founding Principles

North Carolina’s State Board of Education would require that students learn principles that were fundamental to the founding of the United States, if legislation now being considered in the Tar Heel State is enacted. Continue reading

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A Little-Noted Masterpiece of Constitutional Scholarship by Justice Thomas

Justice Thomas has provided us a masterpiece of constitutional thinking, explaining why “administrative law” — the practice of delegating to bureaucrats the making and enforcement of rules with the force of law — is so profoundly unconstitutional. Continue reading

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There’s Nothing Radical about Nullification

Apparently he can’t think of a single reason that nullification should be used by states or local governing bodies. The logical implication is that opponents of slavery – that is advocates of freedom – in the antebellum period were wrong to have used nullification as a means to protect the lives and freedom of former slaves. No doubt, Harriet Tubman would be described by Benen as a radical, and her willful defiance of federal slave laws would be denounced, had the two been contemporaries. Continue reading

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