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U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory
The way we remember the Articles of Confederation has more to do with the success of American nationalists than with the Articles' actual record.
Federal regulators should no longer have any say over what happens on Tribal lands. The same should apply to the states as well.
The Census Bureau once helped round up Japanese-Americans for concentration camps. The Bureau could be similarly "helpful" in the future.
New executive-branch regulations now place a greater burden on citizens than newly passed laws in Congress.
U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory
Thanksgiving is not simply a holiday celebrating the abundance of capitalism, but a time to give thanks for all we are grateful for.
Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory
No matter how hard it may be to avoid debating politics with family, be thankful that at least the holiday itself is no longer marred by partisanship.
U.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition
In the early years, the pilgrims of Plymouth Colony had little to be thankful for until they gave up on dreams of utopia and turned to markets instead.
Why stop with Presidential elections? A win in a nationwide electoral college should also be required for tax increases and a myriad of other laws.
There are some big differences between states when it comes to how much food-stamp use has increased, and it's likely a factor in the 2016 election.
Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory
If Trump really wants to strike a blow against the Washington establishment, he will pardon Edward Snowden.