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U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism
LBJ wanted to be remembered for his Great Society legacy. And he has his wish.
Cronyism and CorporatismProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. History
The origins of the Sherman Act provide an important reminder that politicians can be motivated by revenge, greed, hatred, jealously, and spite.
Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory
And yet I feel obliged to withhold my approval ... [for] the appropriation of public funds...
U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory
It is a common fallacy that if a person is successful in business, they will be a good politician. This is dangerously naive.
In spite of rising debt and worries about long term trends in affordability, new American houses and apartments are larger than they've ever been before.
U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy
As experience now makes clear, the War Powers Resolution did not fix the problem of presidential usurpation of Congress's war powers.
Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory
So long as he uses a "national security" ploy, a president can raise taxes without so much as a debate in Congress.
The authors of the Constitution were clear that the power to declare war was limited to Congress. It's important to understand why.
Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History
Even if a section of the US were to today secede for some noble reason (i.e., not slavery), the outcome would still likely be invasion and war.
U.S. EconomyU.S. History
It’s not just California going off the deep end.