RULE OF LAW

Balancing Political Power

By Frank Blechman The Founders were suspicious of concentrations of power. Their experience with a king had not been altogether good. The Royal Governors were a mixed lot. George Washington didn’t even like or trust his business agent in London… Read More ›

The Deep State and the Rule of Law

Despite the nefarious character attributed to the deep state, especially by the current administration, a closer examination of the concept reveals that, for good and sufficient reasons, there is a positive aspect to it. P45 entered the governing scheme of… Read More ›

The President and the Pauper Tax Bills

Editors’ Note: Crossposted from The New York Times, October 10, 2020. By Nicholas Kristof Voters are not immune to appreciating the proportions that differentiate them from the very wealthy. American exceptionalism promises that any and all can succeed economically to… Read More ›

While Democracy Slept

In 1938, Winston Churchill published While England Slept, a collection of his speeches attempting to warn that the nation needed to prepare for a war with Germany. The general view in England was that its natural defenses – the English… Read More ›

Responsibility v. Immunity

Few, if any, will deny that each individual owes some duty of care to neighbors and the community at large. That responsibility may be expressed in a myriad of ways including, among others, paying taxes, voting, respecting street and road… Read More ›