David Corbin is a Professor of Politics and the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Providence Christian College in Pasadena, California. Matthew Parks is an Associate Professor of Politics at The King’s College in New York City. Together, they host the podcast, “DIA-Today: Democracy in America Today.”
The rule of law, not rhetorical inventions and pleas of partisans, should guide the means by which we live out our political process.
A five-state Donald Trump sweep Tuesday is perfectly predictable—and no special evidence that Trump would, in fact, win a one-on-one race against Ted Cruz.
A regime that seeks “equality for all and special favors for none” may leave many challenges, but America is up to them.
Speculating about President Obama’s legacy will keep political pundits busy over the next two years.
Who needs to arm a mob with swords when you can tame and incite it with laughter.
The structural limitations of the Constitution have all disappeared, swallowed up by ideas like “commerce,” “general welfare,” and “necessary and proper.”
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.
For a politics guided by constitutional definitions, not polls or power-plays.
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.”
Let’s hope the Roberts Court chooses constitutional judgment over Progressive will.
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.
Playing by the normal rules, the least likely outcome in 2016 is a victory by a Republican presidential insurgent.
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?
Treating voters as if they are ‘an enlightened and rational people’ might just produce a Republican presidential candidate worthy of the name.
Half of the Democratic senators who voted for Obamacare just five years ago are now gone, seventeen of whom were replaced by Republicans.
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.
Republicans would be better off if they spent more time figuring out how to use a legislative veto and less time making idle threats.
The bottom line for this, as for any institutional question, is this: is American liberty more secure with a presidential term limit or without?
The results of a midterm election, more than a presidential election, are an aggregate of a series of independent elections.
One of the lessons of tomorrow’s election is not to try to select a president who has enjoyed a mistake-free life.
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