In the hyperpartisan culture war, increasingly radical and uncompromising political factions seek to leverage division to cement their own power
There is a growing tendency among libertarians to attack the concept of democracy, and blame it for America’s problems. But this is reckless: we need to address the issues within our system and provide alternatives instead of burning the entire thing down.
There’s a reason why Partygate, involving senior British politicians such as PM Boris Johnson, hits a particularly raw nerve with the public
The factions people ally with are going through a dramatic change, but what is driving this political realignment and what does it mean for liberty?
As ideologues on the left and right push their demands, there is an alternative to the culture war: the presumption of liberty. Live and let live
As we witnessed during the 2020 election season, and as we are sure to witness during the upcoming holiday season, the United States Postal Service doesn’t exactly instill confidence.
Liz Cheney maintaining her position with the GOP was contingent on an unspoken agreement that she’d stop publicly disagreeing with Donald Trump over the validity of the 2020 election. Cheney did not do this. Instead, in her defiance, she has highlighted exactly why those who love and seek to protect freedom of speech shouldn’t count on the GOP or the right to maintain it.
Governments don’t work the way most people think they do. Public choice theory explores how voters, politicians, and bureaucrats actually make decisions. Prof. Antony Davies explains.
A large region of Spain called Catalonia has announced its plans for a binding referendum on its independence from Spain. If the referendum vote succeeds, should Spain allow Catalonia to secede?
For Africa to remain on the path to economic growth, its governments must provide political and economic stability, protect property rights, and permit creative destruction.
Voters should choose legislators, not the other way around.
Judge Neil Gorsuch may soon join the Supreme Court, taking the seat formerly held by Justice Antonin Scalia. If so, Gorsuch will have an opportunity that Scalia was deprived of, to shape the future of the Court’s “One Person, One Vote” (OPOV) doctrine.
My own hands are dirty and my own heart is impure; however, I have seen the light. I repent.
The incentives politicians face reward the concentration and consolidation of power.
Trump is just the latest manifestation of an old American instinct.
The incentive structure of the federal government needs adjusting.
In his first month as President, Donald Trump has been the epitome of democracy.
A liberal democracy is not a machine that will run itself: it is run by people.
A number of folks I respect have gone full Never Trump, and a few have come out in support of the administration, to varying degrees. But quite a few of “us” have rejected full-on support or opposition, lapsing into what I’ve come to think of as “But What About….?”-ism.
Any variation in election rules — for president, for student body treasurer, or for anything else — allows us to examine the rules’ impact on voting outcomes.
It is not easy being a committed democrat when your side loses an election.
The inauguration of President Trump was immediately followed by size comparisons.
During the primaries, commentators and academics continually decried the fact that voters had too little information about the candidates.
Almost every authority figure in Britain told them to vote for remaining in the EU. So why did 17 million people vote to leave? Dr. Steve Davies explains.