Why America is Exceptional
The United States is the most dynamic and powerful nation in world history. No major issue of global peace or stability can be resolved without involvement by the United States. This state of affairs did not occur by accident. It is testimony of the exceptional nature of this land and its people. To be an American is to be different from other nationalities. From colonial times through the | Read More »
Deliberation vs. Democracy
In my time teaching American Government to high-schoolers, I’ve noticed one glaring fact: My kids generally understand a lot of the whats of our Constitution by the time they get to me, but not very many understand the whys. They’re quick to grasp, for example, that we have a federal government with three separate branches; what takes longer to grasp is why we have a federal government structured | Read More »
It’s more than the economy, stupid.
Every poll on voter sentiment is saying the same thing – the principal concern for the electorate going into the 2010 election is the state of the economy and government’s relationship to it. Far and away, the economy is the biggest issuethe vast majority of voters would see the next Congress tackle with priority and competence. And conservative candidates are rightly putting attention and emphasis tothe application of well | Read More »
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