Beware the Nullification Temptation

With state legislatures back in session, legislators are looking for options to reassert their legitimate role in the constitutional structure of federalism. Sadly, a few otherwise well-intentioned legislators are once again turning to the discredited and unconstitutional doctrine of nullification—the claim that an individual state legislature has the authority to veto federal laws. Nullification may […]

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The Decline of the American Superpower?

“It is unfortunate that the United States considers Israel a strategic liability, rather than a strategic asset,” noted Israeli think tank director Daniel Rothschild said on Monday. Rothschild, who heads The Institute of Policy and Strategy (IPS), made his remarks at the annual Conference of Presidents gathering. The panel, entitled “Assessing The Region: What has […]

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Gallup: Santorum Surges Into National Lead Over Romney, 35 Percent to 29 Percent

(CNSNews.com) – Over the past five days, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania has surged into a 35 percent to 29 percent lead over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in Gallup’s nationwide tracking poll of registered Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. Each day, Gallup publishes the average results from its past five days of polling in […]

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Terrorist Planned Attack on Capitol Hill

FBI agents arrested a 29-year-old man in a sting operation Friday night who planned a suicide bombing attack on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. Justice Department spokesman Dean Boyd told reporters the suspect had been closely monitored by law enforcement while planning to detonate what he believed were explosives. He allegedly prayed in a Washington […]

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More Pressure on the Higher Ed Bubble

Despite the fact that the “cost of basic knowledge is cheaper than ever before,” the cost of attending college continues to skyrocket. In large part, dramatic increases in college tuition are the result of ever-growing federal higher education subsidies, which have allowed universities to raise prices while incentivizing students to take on more loan debt. […]

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How Would You Grade the Presidents?

If we were to grade our presidents on an A-F scale, which ones would make the cut? While most contemporary books about presidents focus on leadership and personality, author Steven F. Hayward prefers a different approach – how closely each president adheres to the Constitution. He recently discussed this approach while promoting his new book, […]

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Harry Reid Threatens to Back 90 More Unconstitutional Appointments

Livid at delays in the confirmation process for 90 of the president’s nominations, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said on Friday that he would encourage President Obama to make even more unconstitutional non-recess appointments if Republicans did not accede to his demands. “Virtually every one of these nominees could be approved today if the […]

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Congress to hand our freeways to foreign corporations: Toll roads planned for all 50 states!

The efforts to parcel off and sell out entire sectors of America’s infrastructure to foreign interest continues daily. HR 7, the bill at issue here would put tolls on roads American taxpayers funded and paid for and which they continue to fund through gasoline taxes diverted to the Transportation and Highway Trust account at the […]

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