Impeaching Judges: Some Preliminary and Prior Thoughts

July 19, 2018 Constitution / SCOTUS 0

I am in the midst of a series of posts about the constitutional power of impeachment. I began outlining my overall thesis: that the power of impeachment is, as a ...

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Justice Antonin Scalia interview

July 18, 2018 Uncategorized 0

Justice Antonin Scalia visits Uncommon Knowledge for a wide-ranging interview  

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Don’t Blame the Constitution for Your Loss of Liberty

Some people want to blame the intrusive, overreaching federal government we have today on the Constitution. Many cite a quote fro 19th-century anarchist Lysander Spooner drive home their point: “But ...

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Big Spenders Get Worse Every Year: The History of Growth Since 1940

In March of 2018, President Trump signed into law a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill to avoid shutting down the federal government. After signing the 2,200-page bill, the president proclaimed ...

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The Best and Worst States for Sound Money

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 12, 2018) – Utah, Texas, and Wyoming round out the top three most sound money-friendly states in the U.S., according to the 2018 Sound Money Index, released ...

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Founding Principles as Pillars of Our Foreign Policy – Panel presentation by the Federalist Society

The Federalist Society What role should Congress play in determining our country's foreign policy? On June 6, 2018, the Federalist Society's Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group and the ...

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Judge Kethledge Is the Best Choice to Curtail the Administrative State

July 9, 2018 Government / Liberty 0

The Trump administration has made a priority of shrinking the administrative state. A recent study authored by the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA), which is headed by the prominent constitutional-law ...

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The Struggle for American Independence: The Intolerable Acts

July 9, 2018 History 0

In this episode, I cover the Intolerable Acts – a series of laws passed by British Parliament in early 1774 to punish the colonies (especially Massachusetts), for the destruction of ...

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Check Your Supreme Court Privilege

July 6, 2018 Government / SCOTUS 0

In my last post, I noted that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had failed to recuse herself from the travel ban case and that she had failed even to issue an ...

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A Jeffersonian American Patriot is a State Patriot

One day in January 1811, Thomas Jefferson wrote to a French man of letters whose book he so much admired that he translated it into English and saw to its ...

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