Identity politics, usually portrayed as a spectre haunting liberalism, is actually key to understanding uprisings against state power.
Now that the Electoral College has made Trump’s 2016 win final, this a good time to start thinking about what powers he will have when he comes into office in January.
The Founders understood the incentive faced by Congress and the president to exceed the constitutional limits on their power.
It’s healthy for us to periodically revisit these discussions about the basic structure and principles of government. It’s probably less healthy, though, to tie one’s like or dislike of the electoral college to one’s preferred outcome in any particular race.
Here at Learn Liberty, we like an optimistic muffin with our bitter coffee, so we took the liberty of compiling a naughty and nice list for the holiday season.
For almost a decade, Congress debated creating an immigration system free from discrimination by nationality, country of birth, or country of residence. President-elect Trump, however, now proposes to discriminate unlawfully against certain foreign nationals on the basis of the same protected grounds without any legislation from Congress.
Trump’s victory has triggered a spate of post-hoc analysis about what went wrong. One of the major narratives to take root is that Trump’s win was fueled by a rejection of PC culture and identity politics broadly.
Trump’s base will be hurt the most by his wealth-destroying and punitive trade policy.
Profits and rising stock prices in a system of economic nationalism and cronyism reflect the satisfaction of the desires of those with political power.
However, DeVos’s nomination has come under assault because she supports vouchers that enable parents to, among other options, send their children to religious schools.
While many did not predict the outcome of this election, everyone knew one thing: half of the country would be devastated.
An astonishingly high percentage of millennials do not know who communist leaders like Mao Zedong and Vladimir Lenin were.
John Rawls famously argues that we should think about principles of justice from behind a “veil of ignorance.” How robust would you like the protection of religious freedom to be if you had no idea whether you turn out to be a Christian, Muslim, atheist, etc.? How would you like income to be distributed if […]
We’re a little over a week into President Obama’s lame duck period with President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet and administration beginning to take shape. Here’s a few news stories you may have missed in that time. President-elect Donald Trump has been holed up inside Trump Tower for the last week as his team begins work on […]
Although I’m looking for reasons to be optimistic and I’m hoping my predictions about Trump continue to be as wrong going forward as they have been up to this point, the weight of evidence convinces me that his immigration policies will likely be just as bad as many of us feared.
What a week!
As Hayek long argued, a free society is governed by general, abstract rules that are equally applicable to all persons, including government actors.
Last night, John Oliver realized that there was no more satirical material left on the 2016 presidential election
Donald Trump is a protectionist like many other politicians, save that he unfurls his vast economic ignorance more fully and more proudly than do more seasoned politicians. I’ve more questions for Trump and his fans, and, indeed, for protectionists of all stripes, colors, and temperaments. Such as…. – If you buy your tomatoes and okra […]
On this morning after the third presidential debate, ask yourself: am I assessing my favored candidate objectively, or simply as a function of what I want or expected?
The Democrats and Republicans have largely been the only two choices in presidential and congressional elections since the Civil War. It’s for that to change.
Trump’s trade policies miss one of the most fundamental economic concepts: When two parties engage in trade, they are both better off.
Here are some links to close our September. Happy Fall everyone! Police body cameras are already failing their communities. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton sparred in the first of three presidential debates. The officer who fatally shot Terrence Crutcher in Tulsa, OK has been charged with 1st degree manslaughter. The U.S. Congress overrode a presidential […]
Learn Liberty reviews the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.