The paradox of freedom has always been to create a government strong enough to defend the people against their foreign enemies, but not so strong that it becomes an oppressor itself.
This kind of government employee incompetence with horrific consequences is by no means limited to the Parkland killings. Instead, it is endemic to U.S. government.
The CFPB’s Harry-Potter-styled rebellion of mid-level bureaucrats seems a lot less like Dumbledore’s Army and a lot more like Dolores Umbridge.
The Puerto Rican governor’s office put out a call for mainland commercial drivers willing to help. Unfortunately, the capacity of bureaucrats to stifle selfless service is disturbingly strong.
Top federal officials like Steve Mnuchin seem to think taxpayers owe them private charter flights at top expense.
In his comments on a case concerning the Department of Transportation, Justice Neil Gorsuch made it clear he’s willing to take on the administrative state.
Our fractured capital is experiencing a new flowering of bipartisanship. Everyone inside the beltway, at least those getting the press coverage, seems to oppose him.
The Narnian government was the opposite in almost every aspect to modern forms of government. Let’s look at C.S. Lewis’s suggestions for an ideal government.
A climate scientist at the Department of Interior claims the Trump administration reassigned him for talking about climate change.
President Trump’s passivity regarding the agencies’ arrogation of power over security clearances amounts to acquiescence to a change from constitutional to bureaucratic government.
The Article One Restoration Resolution, the latest effort to empower the legislative branch, promises to treat the root cause of executive overreach.
Describing President Trump and his flaws, Rebecca Solnit really highlights the great flaw of the American presidency as it becomes ever more monarchical.
The United Nations and other international organizations are prime examples of a bureaucracy run amuck to the point of undermining democratic rule and the people’s sovereignty.
Higher education is not about to send its clowns to the unemployment lines or retire its lions to wildlife sanctuaries, but its own circus is showing some fragility.
This coup d’etat is not only about President Trump. It represents not the rule of one man or even many, but by the multitude of our elites.
Imagine if we had less competent leadership than Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama when ISIS rose from JV team to NBA Champions. Where would we be today?
It may well be the Platonic Ideal of Butter. But folks in Wisconsin will never know because some apparatchik on the sixth floor of the Department of Agriculture has not yet spoken.
For the first time since his election, President Trump has reiterated his opposition to Common Core. And his education secretary is starting to sound promising notes.
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