Direct Corruption: The Seventeeth Amendment
By Ed Willing No doubt, the last several years in America have been challenging to everyone, on all sides. It has both challenged those on the left as they see so many millions question their policies and principles, and has infuriated said millions on the right because they cannot believe how quickly America has turned away from its founding principles. Both sides agree there’s problems | Read More »
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112th Freshman Watch: Sandy Adams (R-FL-24)
The 112th Congressional Freshmen Class is full of interesting characters. Some of them come right from Florida: Marco Rubio, Allen West, Richard Nugent, and (yes) Sandy Adams.
A Government of Fallible Men to Rule Fallible Men
Even the Founders, a grouping singular in the history of men concerning the brilliance of their intellects and the purity of their motives knew they couldn’t trust themselves to form or maintain a government of fallible men to rule over fallible men.
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The Legislative Filibuster: Democracy’s Sobriety Checkpoint
In recent weeks we have been deluged by hand-wringing columns from “progressive” pundits bemoaning the filibuster rules in the Senate – which allow a determined and unified minority to block legislation that has fewer than 60 votes – and essentially declaring the filibuster to be proof that American democracy doesn’t work and should change the way it does business. (See Brian Darling’s discussion of one | Read More »