Senior Contributor Benjamin Weingarten interviews professor and classical liberal Richard Epstein on Clarence Thomas, progressivism, and socialism.
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.
If you’re teaching your kids that the president reliably tells the truth and does the right thing, then the future citizens you’re raising may turn out gullible and easily led.
The Anti-Federalists are always with us, if in spirit rather than name, and we ignore them at our own peril.
What appears to deprive the populace of its power to decide a president is the very mechanism that preserves its power. The Electoral College works that way because the United States isn’t a pure democracy.
American exceptionalism doesn’t mean doing great stuff. It means having an entirely different system of government, one that trusts individuals to run their own affairs.
This novel practice violates the spirit of the separation of powers doctrine of the U.S. Constitution.
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