Jay Cost’s recent article in National Review attempts to answer an increasingly important question about why and how the United States remains united, but he misses something.
In Jay Cost’s latest book, ‘The Price of Greatness,’ the scholar and journalist lays out a compelling analysis of the feud between Alexander Hamilton and James Madison showing that their disagreements resulted in a synthesis of differing opinions that allowed our early republic to thrive.
‘When the Constitution was written, people were expected to die in their 50s. The framers never contemplated that these terms would regularly go to 30-plus years as they do now.’
Ben Domenech and Jay Cost discuss the Madison and Hamilton’s complicated relationship, close 2018 elections, and excitement from the Democratic base.
Separation of powers, checks and balances, and a strong, independent judiciary are what keep the United States from devolving into failed democracies of the past.
It would be more than a little ironic for conservatives to seek to defend the Constitution while ignoring it when convenient.
When a president or legislature is faced with following either a court ruling they know has no constitutional basis or the actual Constitution, they should heed Hamilton’s advice.
President Trump clearly lacks elementary prudence or self-discipline. But the voters chose him, and the Constitution doesn’t give us any way around them.
To understand liberals’ sudden admiration for Alexander Hamilton, it helps to consider what they think of the other Founding Fathers.
It will take more than walls and jobs to ‘make America great again.’ We need to return to the philosophies that undergirded the American founding.
Do conservatives need to be ashamed of winning elections by means of the Electoral College that they would not win in a more directly democratic contest? No.
The actors in ‘Hamilton’ got the spirit of civil discourse right—and so did Mike Pence. Too bad President-Elect Donald Trump doesn’t.
Today’s strong judicial activism goes against the purpose of the Supreme Court envisioned by the Founders, and defined in the Constitution.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu learns at ‘Hamilton’ that you have no control over who tells your story. And exaggerates it.
Today is Constitution Day. Here’s what the Founders’ path to writing the Constitution can teach us about how to accomplish our typically much humbler pursuits.
If you need a feel-good American moment, ‘Hamilton’ is still an excellent bet. Watch for George Washington to steal the show.
Over the course of the week, Ham snuck multiple lyrics from Broadway’s hit musical “Hamilton,” into her commentary on CNN.
The European Union isn’t going to work as well as a federation as the United States have.
‘Hamilton’ has been nominated for 16 Tony awards, not least because it gives full-throated cheers for America and freedom that all Americans can join in.
Militant populism that comes from people with no military experience is all but guaranteed to be dumb and dangerous in a way warriors are not. So Andrew Jackson needs to go.
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