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Complexity in State Government

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE One of the factors undermining efficiency and performance in American government is the rising complexity of laws, regulations, programs, and bureaucratic...

HHS Moves To Lift LGBT‐​Bias Funding Strings

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE On Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services proposed to rescind some regulations issued in the final days of the Obama administration...

Federalism Wins Supreme Court Jackpot

ILYA SHAPIRO, CATO INSTITUTE The smart money was always on the Supreme Court to make the kind of ruling it did today, strike down a federal law...

Taking On California’s Lawless Agenda

HARRY G. HUTCHISON, ACLJ The long-simmering battle between the federal government and the state of California’s lawless agenda has erupted as part of escalating conflict...

Yes, Virginia, Federalism Applies to Marijuana Reform

BY BOB BARR There is a simple, universal elegance to the conservative concept of federalism. When confronted with a governing decision not explicitly addressed in...

James Madison: Federal Powers Limited, State Powers Indefinite

FOUNDERS CORNER: LIMITED GOVERNMENT AND FEDERALISM The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government, are few and defined. Those which are to...

Welcome to the Brave New World Devised by SCOTUS

BY MARK HENDRICKSON Exclusive to The Moral Liberal In a case of painfully ironic timing, between the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta on June 15 and...

Bureaucracy and the Tyranny of Minority Power

American Minute with Bill Federer President Calvin Coolidge warned in a speech given MAY 15, 1926, at the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg,...

How the Supreme Court Should Decide The Same-Sex Union Cases

JOHN A. SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear four cases involving the issue of same-sex unions. These...

2016: Super Primary? A Bad Idea

SAMUEL C. CASOLARI, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES After losing New Hampshire, Florida, and Illinois, the presidential candidate limped along with declining support and amid...

FEMA Reform Needed: Congress Must Act

DAVID INSERRA, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Several weeks ago, President Barack Obama announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would provide work authorization and protection from...

Reauthorizing No Child Left Behind

Four Recommendations to Advance Federalism In Education LINDSEY BURKE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION In early 2015, Congress is likely to consider reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education...

Conflict Between the Circuits on Gay Marriage

JOHN A. SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES A month ago, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a collection of cases which raised the...

Three Tests for Proposed Federal Programs: Ezra Taft Benson

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 20TH CENTURY SERMONS April 1952 With you, I love this great land in which we live. I pray for the chief executive and...

Does the Treaty Power Threaten Our System of Limited Government?

THE HONORABLE TED CRUZ, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract American sovereignty and the structural constraints present in the Constitution that protect our liberty are both implicated in Bond v....

Federalist Papers No. 38, James Madison

FOUNDERS CORNER, MAJOR WORKS Saturday, January 12, 1788 Concerning the Difficulties of the Convention in Devising a Proper Form of Government and the Incoherence of the...

Fifty Years Ago Yesterday …

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE …the U.S. Supreme Court handed down what was to become one of its most celebrated tort reform decisions. A profitable national manufacturer...

Federalist Papers No. 32, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Federalist 32, by Alexander Hamilton 02 January 1788 Concerning the General Power of Taxation (continued) ALTHOUGH I am of opinion that...

Competitive Federalism Forces States to Improve

RICH TUCKER, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Where you live matters—in more than one way. As Time magazine reports, some states are known for being laid back, while...

A Law for Governments, by Clarence B. Carson

CLARENCE B. CARSON, IDEAS ON LIBERTY According to the lore of our time, business monopolies are highly dangerous—so dangerous in their threat to the commonweal...

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Romanian Churches Petition to U.S. Supreme Court

LIBERTY COUNSEL Liberty Counsel filed a petition for cert asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case of Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church and Logos Baptist Ministries...

King v. Burwell: A Clear Example of Legislating from the Bench

MICHAEL F. CANNON, CATO INSTITUTE Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett have renewed interest in the 2015 case King v. Burwell. In...

1619 – The Left’s final assault on America

~Their 1619 Project would eviscerate, denigrate and replace American history with racist lies~ Scot Faulkner Leftists have launched what they hope can be their final assault...

Safety Issues Tied to Police Cutbacks

BY T.F. STERN The public is starting to realize that using the Police Department as a ‘whipping boy’ for all the ills of society has...