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).
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.

Choosing A republican President

This is the first in a series of essays examining the prospects for electing a republican president and ultimately reining in the imperial presidency.

The “Civil Discourse” Two-Step

Step one: bemoan any criticism from your opponent. Step two: with righteous indignation, throw anything you can, however inflammatory, at your opposition.

Five Questions for Your Senate Candidates

How well do your U.S. Senate candidates know their job? Here is a quiz drawn mostly from Federalist essays 62-66.

Stop-Gap Statesmanship

Today, we very much need a real debate on the war with ISIS, because we very much need to win that war–in the real world.

How Not to Lead the U.S. in World Affairs

On foreign policy, Washington should use the moral and political compass given to them by our Founding Fathers.

A Swift Solution to Washington Gridlock: Abolish the Senate

Abolishing the Senate ends the DC logjam and puts the people back in charge.

Why Unpopular Incumbents Win

Punish the gerrymanderers and campaign finance reformers and you’ll have a lot fewer victories by unpopular incumbents.

Hyper-Democracy And Progressive Oligarchy

When will the silent, discontent, and disengaged majority awaken to the reality that the peace they’ve been promised is a political mirage?

The Rise of Progressive Oligarchy

Convincing the American people to abandon (or at least qualify) their deep, longstanding regard for the Founders was no easy task for the progressives.

What The Founders Tell Us About The GOP’s Ruling Class

The ruling class, divided only between intentional and accidental Progressives, naturally assimilates with the culture and power structure of the City of Government.

Memo To House Republicans Readying To Sue Obama: Read The Federalist

Confronting President Obama directly is far better than lawsuits.

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