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Indian Child Welfare Act: Another case of Congress’s overreach goes to the Supreme Court

By: Rob Natelson The federal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is a classic instance of congressional overreach: It imposes sweeping child adoption rules on the states and has caused extreme hardship ...

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RESTORE ELECTION INTEGRITY IN THE STATES

As Americans saw, the 2020 presidential election was beset with fraud and irregularities. Although it is too late to rectify the 2020 election, voter fraud remains a clear and existential threat ...

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How the Supreme Court Rewrote the Constitution Part V: Killing Economic Freedom

By: Rob Natelson The first, second, third, and fourth installments in this series described how the Constitution established a relatively small federal government with limited powers and how President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal challenged that ...

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Restore the Republic

With the auspicious exit of all U.S. forces from Afghanistan, the American people have a grand opportunity — one that should be seized and not squandered. That opportunity is to ...

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Federalism Is the Best Step

Although the word Federalism does not appear in the Constitution, federalism is the best practice, it is one of the most important and innovative concepts in it.  When the Constitution ...

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How our Constitution was supposed to work: new evidence comes to light

September 27, 2019 Constitution / Federalism / Tench Cox 0

By: Rob Natelson Judging by the promises of presidential candidates, you might think the federal government is designed to fix whatever ails us: health care, education, crime, infrastructure, the common ...

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The Founders Interpret the Constitution: The Division of Federal and State Powers

by Robert G. Natelson Note from the Editor:  This article surveys ratification-era statements by defenders of the proposed Constitution enumerating powers that would be reserved to the states. It argues ...

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“Law and Order” Conservatives Reject the Rule of Law in Favor of Federal Death Penalty

By: Suzanne Sherman U.S. Attorney General Robert Barr recently ordered the reinstatement of the federal death penalty, ending a 16-year pause in executions at the federal level. The Department of ...

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State Governments and the People’s Liberty

By: Jim Lewis Many people today seem to think it’s the federal government’s job to protect their liberty. But the Founding Fathers didn’t. In fact, they feared the new government ...

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Want Civic Literacy? Quit Focusing on D.C.

June 15, 2019 Civics / Education / Federalism 0

By: Justin Spears If we truly want to engage young people in the political process, we need to stop incessantly talking about Washington D.C. and focus on issues closer to ...

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