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  • John Dickinson’s ‘Farmer’ Letters on Their 250th Anniversary

    John Dickinson’s ‘Farmer’ Letters on Their 250th Anniversary0

    • September 22, 2017

    The Farmer letters went well beyond asserting the case against taxation without representation; they also helped clarify American constitutional thinking on other questions, including: Which government responsibilities should be exercised centrally and which locally?

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  • Why removing historical monuments is a bad idea

    Why removing historical monuments is a bad idea0

    • September 20, 2017

    by Rob Natelson While most Americans watch helplessly, our stateside Taliban vandalizes and removes long-standing public monuments. As some commentators point out, the destruction weakens our consciousness of history, including history’s darker side. Even more importantly, however, erasing monuments of once-revered figures upsets an unspoken but long-prevailing consensus governing our decisions of whom to commemorate. The consensus

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  • Convention of States: How the States Meet to Bypass Congress

    Convention of States: How the States Meet to Bypass Congress0

    • September 13, 2017

    This is why Article V of the U.S. Constitution authorizes a convention of states as a way to propose needed constitutional amendments Congress refuses to propose.

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