Thomas Dissents: It’s All Unconstitutional
Oh, how far we’ve deviated from our Founders in just over 200 years. The entire country is pouring over an incoherent, internally contradictory, ill-conceived and politically motivated decision by Chief Justice Roberts, which grants Congress the power to regulate anything that moves and the power to tax anything that moves and anything that doesn’t move. Yet, many conservatives are running around cheering this as a | Read More »
James Madison, Father of American Politics?
There is a tendency by some to look down their noses at politics; viewing it as the grubby fight for power and the inevitable disappointment that results from politicians who promise everything during election years only to deliver hot air and favors for friends once safely ensconced in office. To be fair, all too often this is what politics actually offers. But in his biography of founding | Read More »
A New Look at the Unappreciated James Madison
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Pejman Yousefzadeh and Kevin Holtsberry are joined by Richard Brookhiser to discuss his new biography of James Madison, his battle with Hamilton, his break with Washington, and the last years of Madison’s life, when he foresaw the secession of states from the Union. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment | Read More »
AFL-CIO: People who believe in 10th Amendment have “cultish beliefs”
When the term astro-turf didn’t stick, and tea bagger was thrown into the harbor of bad ideas, union bosses went into overdrive trying to think of new and creative ways to demean Americans who don’t agree with their socio-fascist ideals. Earlier this week, the CWA’s Larry Cohen decided that the Tea Party Movement advocates slavery. Now, the AFL-CIO is charging that Americans who believe in the | Read More »
Utopian Statists vs. Optimistic Realists
I’ve been studying the Progressives the last few months, and I think this post will be the beginning of a series, or at least a conversation starter for another post or two. It’s struck me in my studies that the Progressives and America’s Founding Fathers are on the polar extremes of two very important issues: the nature of man and the role of government. | Read More »
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