Obamacare Meets Rudy

Yesterday’s extended argument in King v. Burwell brought moments of something bordering on joy and gratitude. The exchanges between Justice Elena Kagan and Mike Carvin, both at their very considerable best, stand out: serious questions, serious answers; obvious mutual respect. No matter whose side (if any) you’re on, that’s the way the system is supposed to…

The Dismal Performance in Federal Policy-Making: A Discussion with Peter Schuck

Peter Schuck comes to Liberty Law Talk to discuss Why Government Fails So Often. Like James Buckley and John DiIulio,…

Lincoln’s 700 Words of Biblical Meditation

A hundred and fifty years ago today, as the sun broke through the clouds shortly after noon on a wet…

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Mike Rappaport
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The German and Dutch Founding-Era Translations of the Constitution

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John O. McGinnis
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Breathing Homer’s Pure Serene

Why Homer Matters is the best book about literature I have read in decades. Significantly,…

We Grow More Equal as Technology Dematerializes the World

At this year's Federalist Society student symposium Richard Epstein and I spoke on a panel on…

Burke, Historical Experience, and Change

At the Federalist Society national student symposium, my colleague Josh Kleinfeld was the deserving recipient…

Michael S. Greve
George Mason School of Law

Obamacare Meets Rudy

Yesterday’s extended argument in King v. Burwell brought moments of something bordering on joy and gratitude.…

Trust Us, We’re the IRS

I am a faithful subscriber to the Washington Post: morning after morning, it makes for…

Federal Preemption: The Numbers

The federal preemption of state law is a subject that only dorks could love. Four…

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Moynihan

Evaluating the Moynihan Report on the Negro Family 50 Years Later

A half-century after its publication, the Moynihan Report—The Negro Family: The Case for National Action—endures. It does so for many reasons, its prescience and courage chief among them. But the Report is more than a faithful contemporaneous portrait, and deeper than an accurate projection. It is a political document in the noble sense, reflecting searching…

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