There’s No Telling Where the Money Went

My buddy Chris DeMuth and I are about to embark upon a long-term research project on fines, settlements, and fees collected by federal agencies. If we manage to pull it off, you’ll hear more about it. Why would otherwise sentient humans volunteer for such a green-eyeshades program? Because the government itself doesn’t collect the data—not in…

Can Scotland Govern Itself?

Editor's Note: This excellent post by Hans Eicholz on the need for the Scots to recover their former capitalist and…

On Adam, Eve, Tribes, and Nations

The prospect of Scottish independence has spurred a great deal of discussion here and elsewhere. It’s worth remembering that the…

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Mike Rappaport
University of San Diego School of Law

Should Congress Adopt a New Independent Counsel Statute?  The Constitutional Issues

One of the principal concerns about the Obama Administration are the scandals and the claims…

Reinvigorating the Nondelegation Doctrine through the Constitutional Amendment Process

One of the ways that small government and democratic accountability could be promoted in the…

The Reclining Controversy

When I first heard about the “Knee Defender,” I was really outraged.  The idea that…

John O. McGinnis
Northwestern University School of Law

For Constitutional Federalism, but not the Dissolution of Nation States

I am all for vigorous debate on the site, but I am sorry to say…

The Scottish Earthquake

The  effects of the vote on Scottish Independence, like the French Revolution, will not be…

Seizing the Opportunity to Revisit the Republic’s First Principles

On Monday Senator Harry Reid introduced an amendment, which would permit both Congress and state…

Michael S. Greve
George Mason School of Law

There’s No Telling Where the Money Went

My buddy Chris DeMuth and I are about to embark upon a long-term research project…

Should We Party Like It’s 1938?

In further demonstration that this is a forum for vigorous debate among friends: I strenuously…

Halbig: Another Expert View

The federal judiciary is in great need of expert economic advice, and mercifully some are…

Liberty Law Forum

U.S. Soldiers at Camp Bucca in Iraq. Photo Credit: DAVID FURST/AFP/Getty Images

How to Secure America’s Peace

Our historically literate founding statesmen elaborated a foreign policy to shield Americans’ exceptional way of life in a hostile world through the timeless principles of statecraft. For more than a century, their successors held to the Founders’ purpose and to those principles. America grew great. Since the beginning of the 20th century, however, a new…

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Finding Fault in Our National Insecurity

Angelo Codevilla has been a legend in our house since the 1980s when my wife and I first encountered this Renaissance force of nature radiating virtú. Somehow Angelo manages a vineyard in California, a horse ranch in Wyoming, a large, loving family, a prolific academic career, and world travel without strain, indeed with unfailing ebullience.…

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A Trenchant Yet Flawed Analysis of American Foreign Policy

Angelo Codevilla’s analysis of the many problems associated with U.S. foreign policy provides an abundance of important insights. He is devastatingly on the mark when he contends that since the beginning of the 20th century, U.S. officials have transformed the Founders’ emphasis on shielding the American people against external dangers into an arrogant, unattainable objective…

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