Given the place of preeminence the pursuit of happiness holds in American culture, it is perhaps not surprising that contentment seems to be at the…View More Is efficacy a laudable political virtue?
There is a strain of modern political thought that equates specialized knowledge and topical expertise with elitism, itself rooted in anti-populism. Such thinking contributes to…View More Congress Is Inept Because It Was Never Meant to Be the Primary Political Problem Solver
There is perhaps nothing so indicative of an increasingly oligarchic trend in government as language from politicians signaling their actions are oriented around what is…View More The Shutdown Highlights Oligarchic Attitudes in Government
If one believes that many of the shortcomings of today’s politics can ultimately be traced to the abandonment of federalist principles—as tends to typify certain…View More Re-establishing federalism starts with divorcing national politics from elections
The necessity for citizens to be equal before the law is a concept most often emphasized within the framework of the criminal justice system: Americans…View More Equal Protection of Rights Needs to Ground Tax Policy Debate
The president has no legislative power. This is confirmed not only by the lack of language in Article II of the Constitution granting the president…View More Presidential Deal-Brokering Threatens Rule of Law
For the vast majority of the country, Hurricane Harvey, though a tragedy, also served as a reminder that political divisiveness is superficial. The outpouring of…View More No, Federal Funding for Disaster Relief Is Not Antithetical to Conservatism