What is the proper end of government? It is a deceptively simple question. For most Americans, the answer probably resonates with the broad goals outlined…View More What is the goal of government?
If the 2018 budget blueprint recently released by President Trump through the Office of Management and Budget is, as right-wing commentators are claiming, the new…View More The Budget Blueprint is A Populist Nightmare, Not a Conservative Dream
Nothing is so over-prognosticated as the death of political parties. Under the microscope of public, and perhaps more importantly, media scrutiny, insignificant quibbles are overly…View More 2016: An Election of Political Death and Realignment
It is one of the great ironies of modern politics that vague, colloquial conceptions of democracy understood simply as the moral authority of the people’s…View More How “America First” Rhetoric Reconfigures Classic Political Theory
Insulating individuals from the consequences of bad choices does nothing to promote democratic governance or protect civil liberties. It does not teach voters to make…View More The conservative case against term limits
Whether executive orders are constitutional is something of a thorn in the side of political theorists. There is nothing in the Constitution that strictly forbids…View More Trump’s Executive Actions Cannot Undo the Wrong of Obama’s
With very little regard for partisan loyalties that play into the frenetic turnover between old and new presidential administrations, American citizens seem to inherently recognize…View More On regime change