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Three Cheers for the Articles of Confederation

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog12/09/2016

The way we remember the Articles of Confederation has more to do with the success of American nationalists than with the Articles' actual record.

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Why Indian-Tribe Sovereignty Is Important

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog12/05/2016

Federal regulators should no longer have any say over what happens on Tribal lands. The same should apply to the states as well.

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Don’t Want a Muslim Registry? Abolish the Census

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog12/01/2016

The Census Bureau once helped round up Japanese-Americans for concentration camps. The Bureau could be similarly "helpful" in the future.

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The Bureaucracy Is Now More Powerful Than Congress

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog11/25/2016

New executive-branch regulations now place a greater burden on citizens than newly passed laws in Congress.

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Week in Review: November 25, 2016

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog11/25/2016

Thanksgiving is not simply a holiday celebrating the abundance of capitalism, but a time to give thanks for all we are grateful for.

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How FDR Politicized Thanksgiving

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog11/23/2016

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.

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The Great Thanksgiving Hoax

U.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition

Blog11/23/2016

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.

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Let's Expand the Electoral College

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog11/22/2016

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.

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Food-Stamp Growth May Be Behind the Midwest's Flip to Trump

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog11/21/2016

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.

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An "Anti-Establishment" Trump Would Pardon Edward Snowden

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog11/16/2016

If Trump really wants to strike a blow against the Washington establishment, he will pardon Edward Snowden.

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