Appalling that the president thinks he has the right to full-on order companies around. This is not a dictatorship or a monarchy. Private companies and citizens do not hold their rights at the tolerance of the executive. Private actions are beyond the purview of the president.
....better off without them. The vast amounts of money made and stolen by China from the United States, year after year, …
Obviously the correct decision. And a poignant reminder that America is not a procedural democracy; states are constituent members of the polity too and need to have a voice in elections. Hence the electoral college.
Appeals court says Colorado electors don't have to vote for winner of state's popular vote http://hill.cm/5TZJzIq
Yes, government overreach is dangerous. There are also obvious ways to address it. But how do you rein in private actors who decide to ignore personal liberty and demand regulation that forces their values down others' throats?
President Donald Trump promised he’d get rid of bad rules.
“Remove the anchor dragging us down!” he said when campaigning for president. “We’re going to cancel every needless job-killing regulation!”
What's fascinating about this is the space between the messianic rhetoric with which Trump is imbuing himself and actual governance (executive agencies and Congress) which operates largely independently of the media white noise.
....like he’s the King of Israel. They love him like he is the second coming of God...But American Jews don’t know him or like him. They don’t even know what they’re doin…
The Supreme Court ruled (Zadvydas v. Davis) that non-citizens, including immigrants, have due process rights. Constitutionally speaking, this should mean they cannot be detained indefinitely.
#BREAKING: Trump admin introduces rule allowing indefinite detention of migrant families http://hill.cm/yRSct6g
Anytime the federal government invokes "national security" as a justification for a law, you can be sure civil liberties are being violated.
JUST IN: Trump administration calls on Congress to reauthorize NSA surveillance program on millions of Americans http://hill.cm/T3vWbLZ
Right, because abolishing the filibuster for presidential appointees worked out so well for Democrats.
Harry Reid, the most recent Democratic Senate majority leader, calls for abolishing the legislative filibuster in a New York Times op-ed.
Say what you will about character, this is exactly the kind of substantive focus we need in our political discourse.
Below please find a link to our second video. I do believe a financial storm is coming our way if we do nothing to affect our debt, deficit, and spending numbers from Washington.
This is such nonsense. The whole point of our system of government is that their is no such thing as national unity. The federal government, foundationally, oversees only a few areas specifically because of the diverse character of life within the states. https://www.city-journal.org/nationalism
Disturbing from a whole bunch of angles, but perhaps the most disturbing is that it appears to be based on an erroneous understanding of Section 230.
Interesting perspective. An issue I've had myself, but not sure I'm convinced by this argument. Thoughts from my fellow digital publishing friends?
New article from AIER: Want to End Book-Selling Scams? Stop Relying on Copyrights http://zpr.io/gBxCL
What's particularly hilarious about this is the disconnect between her 'sympathy' on issues like immigration and her democratic-socialism. If respect for individuals means government should be hands off in these things, why not others? She's missing the broader philosophic point.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she has "a lot of common ground with many libertarian viewpoints." https://reason.com/2019/08/08/alex…
Except that niggling little detail of her philosophy being fundamentally incompatible with individualism, the cornerstone of libertarian thought.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she has "a lot of common ground with many libertarian viewpoints." https://reason.com/2019/08/08/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-i-have-a-lot-of-common-ground-with-many-libertarian-viewpoints/
The blinkered myopia of a politics that emphasizes partisanship (loyalty to faction) and demonized ideology (loyalty to principle.)
NEW: 66% of Americans say it would be too risky to give presidents more power to deal directly with national problems -- down from 76% last year, as GOP views have shifted.
Today, 51% of Reps say this; 70% said this in March 2018.
Political theory/commentary from a radically individualistic perspective.
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