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Don't Confuse the Declaration of Independence with the Constitution

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog07/04/2016

Some people seem to think the Constitution of 1787 is pretty much the same thing as the Declaration of Independence. They're wrong.

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America's Radical Revolution

U.S. History

Blog07/04/2016

Since the Revolution was a people's war, the extent of mass participation in the militia and committees led necessarily to a democratizing of suffrage in the new governments.

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It’s the Fourth of July! Why Am I Sad?

U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog07/03/2016

When I was a kid, I loved Independence Day. Now it just makes me sad.

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The End Game Of Bubble Finance: Political Revolt

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog06/30/2016

During Friday's bloodbath a CNBC anchor lady assured her audience that Brexit wasn't a big sweat. That's because it is a political crisis, not a financial one.

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Brexit Shows Why the US Income Tax Is So Bad

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog06/30/2016

The fact that the US government can tax citizens directly makes the act of state secession far more difficult.

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The US Should Have 10,000 Members of Congress

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog06/29/2016

The ballooning size of legislative districts in the US is just one more illustration of how the United States is too large.

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First the UK, then Scotland ... then Texas?

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog06/24/2016

That didn't take long. Only hours after the British vote to secede from the EU passed, political leaders in Scotland renew their drive to secede from the UK.

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1916: The Breaking Point

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog06/12/2016

A hundred years ago, the crisis of the war was forging a new world organized around war itself.

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Why Health Care Costs Exploded After World War II

HealthU.S. HistoryEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

Blog06/08/2016

The advent of health insurance and regulated health care brought a new era of rampant health care inflation.

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Pat Buchanan Is Wrong About Tariffs and Trade

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog05/31/2016

Pat Buchanan's "America First" economic writings in defense of protectionism are wrongheaded, and often historically inaccurate.

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