Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Politics

James Madison and the Necessary and Proper Clause

“Necessary and proper” ranks among the most abused clauses in the Constitution. It has been dubbed the “elastic clause” because of the perception that...

Oregon Law Requires Everyone to Pay for Abortions

The state of Oregon recently passed a new law that requires all health insurance plans to cover abortions. The move was praised by pro-choice advocates...

Your Enemies Are Not Monsters: An Olive Branch Across the Divide

Certain highs given by alcohol, laughing gas, huffing paint and the like, give a sense of euphoria by depriving the brain of oxygen. You...

Mourn on the Fourth of July, 2017

I visited Washington, DC for the first time in 1980. I was 13. Jimmy Carter was the president. My family only had one day to see...

The Danger of “Public” Education

The key issue in the entire discussion is simply this: shall the parent or the State be the overseer of the child? An essential feature...

What The Deep State Is

Buzzwords come and buzzwords go. Lately, a trending buzzword — or, I guess, buzz phrase — among the politically inclined is “Deep State.” Google News...

If We Want ‘Unity,’ Government Must Become Weaker

Last week, a gunman opened fire on a group of Republican members of Congress. Letters sent by the gunman to his local newspaper suggest he was...

Crowdsourced Redistricting

Last Monday, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear a Wisconsin case that would overturn a highly gerrymandered State Assembly redistricting map that...

The New Threat to Free Political Speech

It’s said that tough cases make bad law. If so, Maryland’s prosecution of Dennis Fusaro and Stephen Waters for campaign finance law violations threatens...

Don’t Blame Political Opponents for Crimes of an Individual

On Wednesday morning, in the suburbs of Washington, DC, a gunman opened fire on a group of Republican Members of Congress. The Republicans were reportedly...
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