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The Great Thanksgiving Hoax

U.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition


In the early years, the pilgrims of Plymouth Colony had little to be thankful for until they gave up on dreams of utopia and turned to markets instead.

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Let's Expand the Electoral College

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


Why stop with Presidential elections? A win in a nationwide electoral college should also be required for tax increases and a myriad of other laws.

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Food-Stamp Growth May Be Behind the Midwest's Flip to Trump

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


There are some big differences between states when it comes to how much food-stamp use has increased, and it's likely a factor in the 2016 election.

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An "Anti-Establishment" Trump Would Pardon Edward Snowden

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


If Trump really wants to strike a blow against the Washington establishment, he will pardon Edward Snowden.

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Secede and Decentralize: An Open Letter to Clinton Supporters

Decentralization and SecessionStrategyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


If Trump haters want to protect their agenda in their communities, decentralization and secession are great ways to do it.

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Why Some "Flyover States" Switched to Trump

Money and BanksU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking


There's a growing divergence between income growth in states with large financial centers — and the old "main street" economies.

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26 Percent of Eligible Voters Voted for Trump

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


Trump's upset win provides no mandate and does not translate into any general approval for the candidate's agenda.

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The Government Won't Make America Great Again

U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory


America's success stems from its limitation of state power. Unfortunately, it's not clear that Donald Trump realizes this.

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The Trouble With Politics

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

If my repeated insistence that I do not consent, is insufficient to indicate my lack of consent, then what kind of crazy moral system is this?

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"The Will of the People" Is a Myth

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


Candidates rarely win votes from more than a small fraction of the population, and yet this meager performance is said to be a "mandate."

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