David Corbin and Matt Parks
David Corbin and Matt Parks
David Corbin and Matt Parks
David Corbin is a Professor of Politics and Matthew Parks an Assistant Professor of Politics at The King’s College, New York City. They are co-authors of “Keeping Our Republic: Principles for a Political Reformation” (2011).
The Federalist and The Promise of American Life

A regime that seeks “equality for all and special favors for none” may leave many challenges, but America is up to them.

Politics Between ‘Is’ and ‘Ought’

Speculating about President Obama’s legacy will keep political pundits busy over the next two years.

Comical Politics In An Anything But Comical Age

Who needs to arm a mob with swords when you can tame and incite it with laughter.

Liberty and the Bill of Rights

The structural limitations of the Constitution have all disappeared, swallowed up by ideas like “commerce,” “general welfare,” and “necessary and proper.”

Court and Constitution: The Argument Against Judicial Supremacy

The GOP often concedes too much to the courts–a notion of judicial supremacy at odds with the best of the Republican Party’s history.

Constitutional Rights and Wrongs

For a politics guided by constitutional definitions, not polls or power-plays.

Roe v. Wade: An Impeachable Offense?

Roe v. Wade is no ordinary case of judicial activism. The Court landed on the wrong side of the first principle of justice: “all men are created equal.”

Progressivism or Judicial Review: Choose One

Let’s hope the Roberts Court chooses constitutional judgment over Progressive will.

When Constitutionalism is a Dangerous Thing

What will it take for Republicans in Congress to limit the president’s executive overreach? Simply the will to use the constitutional tools they possess.

A 2015 New Year’s Presidential Resolution

Playing by the normal rules, the least likely outcome in 2016 is a victory by a Republican presidential insurgent.

A Federalist Today Presidential Straw Poll

Who among the current Republican contenders is best positioned to make the case for this understanding of the American presidency–and then live up to it in office?

How A Conservative Insurgent Can Win The 2016 GOP Presidential Nomination

Treating voters as if they are ‘an enlightened and rational people’ might just produce a Republican presidential candidate worthy of the name.

Advice to Post-Obamacare Senators: Cancel the Soap Opera

Half of the Democratic senators who voted for Obamacare just five years ago are now gone, seventeen of whom were replaced by Republicans.

Is It Stagecraft Or Statecraft?

A president who can see the right moment and is willing to seize it can promote the public peace with a timely act of mercy.

It’s Time To Exercise the Legislative “Veto”

Republicans would be better off if they spent more time figuring out how to use a legislative veto and less time making idle threats.

Want to Stop Executive Amnesty? Repeal the Twenty-Second Amendment

The bottom line for this, as for any institutional question, is this: is American liberty more secure with a presidential term limit or without?

Reading the Midterm Tea Leaves

The results of a midterm election, more than a presidential election, are an aggregate of a series of independent elections.

Choosing A Responsible President

One of the lessons of tomorrow’s election is not to try to select a president who has enjoyed a mistake-free life.

Choosing an Energetic President

Choosing an energetic president means choosing someone willing to embrace unglamorous tasks — and leaving Congress to be the Congress.

How We Can Choose A Constitutional President In A Celebrity Age

Electing a president who limits himself according to the Constitution requires finding a more modest candidate.