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Split and the Snowflake Generation

Horror movies don’t get the respect of dramas, comedies, or even superhero movies, but in some ways they are the most daring kind of storytelling. Unlike romantic comedies or action movies, horror films are allowed to be unpredictable. Characters we’ve come to like bite the dust. Everybody knows that Spider-Man is not going to go…

Caveat Venditor & Market Failure in the Academic Job Market

The Chronicle of Higher Education published the speech Kevin Birmingham delivered last October upon receiving the Truman Capote Award for…

Constitutional Norms Matter

American constitutionalism is famously about written rules. Our constitutions are filled with “thou shalt nots.” So much so that many…

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James R. Rogers
Texas A&M University

Caveat Venditor & Market Failure in the Academic Job Market

The Chronicle of Higher Education published the speech Kevin Birmingham delivered last October upon receiving…

When Faction and Solidarity Intersect

In The Federalist #10 James Madison famously observes that the “most common and durable source…

California Secedin’

Rumblings of secession talk in California, as in Texas a few years back, raises the…

John O. McGinnis
Northwestern University School of Law

Democrats Need a New Supreme Court Nomination Playbook

The old Democratic playbook on Republican Supreme Court nominations will no longer work for the…

An Ever Less Deliberative Body

The Senate has often been referred to as the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body, most frequently…

Gorsuch’s Opposition to Chevron Speaks Well of Trump and Is a Dilemma for Democrats

Judge Neil Gorsuch is worthy successor to Justice Antonin Scalia. He is an advocate of…

Mike Rappaport
University of San Diego School of Law

An Institutional Analysis of the Present Political World

What are we witnessing these days?  Clearly we are witnessing a war of sorts, but…

The Language of the Lame Duck Pardon Amendment

A short while ago, I wrote a post advocating that we amend the Constitution to…

Sunstein’s Critique of Originalism

In his most recent column, Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein criticizes originalism: But originalism is just…

Liberty Law Forum

Friedrich Hayek (1899 - 1992) with a class of students at the London School of Economics, 1948. (Photo by Paul Popper/Getty Images)

He Tried to Warn Us

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton entered the 2016 campaign as the least popular major-party presidential nominees in the history of polling. Clinton was widely regarded as some combination of corrupt and disingenuous. Many of Trump’s most serious supporters still tend to defend him from a posture more of apology than enthusiasm. The campaign played out…

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Responses

Why the Worst Now?

The Road to Serfdom’s publication was one of the intellectual and political turning points of the 20th century. The bloom was starting to come off the rose of socialism and Hayek explained why—in clear, crisp, and precise language and in a spirit of respect for those who had believed or still believed in socialism. I’m…

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We Might Need a Prince of the Potomac

Within days of Donald Trump’s inauguration, George Orwell’s 1984 shot to the top of Amazon’s bestseller list. Trump’s America is not Big Brother’s Oceania or Airstrip One. (Hillary Clinton’s America would not have been, either.) But however far Orwell’s dystopia is from becoming our reality, it’s good for Americans to reacquaint themselves with his warnings.…

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