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07

Jan'19

Emergency Powers

In any republic, much depends upon the trust of political leaders and the people that election winners will not use their power to entrench themselves at the expense of the losers. In fact, entrenchment has been a feature of many governments around the world. Leaders find an excuse to act outside of normal law – by declaring a state of emergency.

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29

Sep'18

Lost in the Outrage

Much of the press coverage about the Supreme Court confirmation process, mainstream and otherwise, has been about the alleged low …

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16

Sep'18

Constitution Day

Monday, September 17, is Constitution Day.  It’s a good excuse to think about a few things.  First of all, what’s …

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05

Jul'18

Supreme Court and Democracy

With the composition of the Supreme Court being so consequential, the Senate has an eternal obligation to confirm justices who will defend the constitution on a non-partisan basis for all people within our borders. We hope citizens will ask their senators to go beyond that and make support for free, fair, and accountable democracy one of their major confirmation criteria.

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26

Jan'18

Spite

Would you shoot your chief of police because he arrested your best friend?  Or would you malign his reputation in a very public way?  If you did, could you count on him to help you later?  Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face. 

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