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The Louisiana Purchase: Jefferson's Constitutional Crisis that Risked Dissolving the Union

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog10/15/2018

Was Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase an early example of presidential malfeasance?

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The Supreme Court: Why the Stakes Are So High

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog09/26/2018

The Court’s betrayal of its constitutional role has vastly increased the stakes for the current and any future Justice nomination.

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The Real Cost of Medicare for All is in Lives, Not Dollars

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog08/02/2018

Instead of Medicare for All, the plan should be called “VA Care for All,” with the increase in preventable deaths that comes with it.

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The War on Curiosity

EducationPolitical Theory

Blog07/13/2018

People engaging in motivated ignorance “neither know — nor want to know — what the opposition has to say.”

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That Time the Media Cheered for Gestapo Immigration Tactics

Blog06/28/2018

When the Clinton team used agents with machine guns in the Elian Gonzalez case, the media cheered the state's brutal show of force.

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The Cronyist Origins of Social Security

Cronyism and CorporatismU.S. History

Blog06/19/2018

The big-business-connected creators of Social Security sought to use the system to punish their competitors in the small-business sector. 

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The Marketplace — America's Other Democracy

Blog05/29/2018

 What if there was another form of democracy right under our noses that allowed voting 24 hours a day, seven days a week?

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The Racist History of Gun Control

Big GovernmentLegal SystemU.S. History

Blog05/22/2018

The first attempts at gun control were aimed at disarming minorities. This has continued throughout American history.

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