Policy and Politics

The Economist Gets It – The New Political Divide is Open vs. Closed, not Left vs. Right

I agree. International cooperation is foundational for peace and global prosperity. Openness doesn’t mean losing sovereignty, but it does mean collaboration, cooperation, and a recognition that we are all interconnected by technology, a global economy, and common humanity. “They must also acknowledge, however, where globalization needs work. Trade creates many losers, and rapid immigration can […]

A Constitutionalist’s View of The Hillary Clinton E-Mail Investigation

Being a Constitutionalist means that sometimes the results are not what you like but are what the constitution requires.  In the case of the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton, there have been calls of a cover-up, a politically motivated result, and a politically motivated House investigation. Vikram Amar notes, however, that the United States Constitution […]

Missouri v Jenkins (93-1823), 515 U.S. 70 (1995)

A great observation by the Washington Policy Center’s Jason Mercier…especially for our judges and justices. Jason Mercier July 20 at 1:53 pm · With McCleary in the news, interesting concurrence from Justice Thomas in this 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case: https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/93-1823.ZC1.html. “When we presume to have the institutional ability to set effective educational, budgetary, or administrative […]

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