How Aaron Burr Checked Thomas Jefferson’s Executive Overreach
Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Senator Mike Lee’s Written Out of History: The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Government. It is reprinted here with permission.
Poor, frail, and doddering, Judge John Pickering had been the ...
Conservatives Should Embrace Principled Populism
‘It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones,” Calvin Coolidge once said. With a unified federal government soon to be in Republican hands, however, maybe we can do a bit of both.
But how? ...
U.S. v. Texas: No One Is above the Law
One of the most fundamental challenges facing the United States today is the deep and growing distrust between the American people and their political system in Washington, D.C. And the inconvenient truth — rarely acknowledged by Washington elites — is that ...
Pay Up, and Up, and Up: Developing Nations Set to Make Demands at Climate-Change Talks in Paris
‘What will it take to get an agreement in Paris?”
That’s the question on the minds of environmental activists, U.S. State Department officials, and foreign bureaucrats as we approach the latest round of United Nations climate-change negotiations in ...
Don’t Let Democrats Expand Federal Early-Education Funding
You couldn’t tell from looking at its legislative calendar, but this week the Senate will debate one of the most important policy questions of the 114th Congress and of the 2016 presidential campaign: How can we ensure that all families ...
Break Up the Higher-Ed Cartel
Usually something costs more because it’s more valuable. But in higher education, the exact opposite appears to be happening.
The cost of college rises every year, forcing millions of Americans to take on a tremendous amount of debt. Yet, ...
Restore the Founders’ Patent System
Throughout American history, innovation has been central to our economy and our quality of life. American inventions, whether in medicine, travel, or communications, have benefited the world and played no small part in the advancement of our modern society.
Repealing Obamacare: Let’s Get This Done
Since 2010 everyone in the Republican party has agreed that Obamacare must be repealed. Most Republican members of Congress — ourselves included — were elected, and reelected, on the promise that we would take any opportunity possible to end this partisan, ham-handed, and ...
Making Welfare Work Again
The key to understanding America’s social-welfare system today — and why it needs to be reformed — is not its bloated annual budget but its tendency to undermine the two most dependable routes out of poverty: work and marriage.
For many ...
A Stronger Congress, a Healthier Republic
“All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”
— Article I, Section 1, U.S. Constitution
The federal government is broken. And while there is ...
Democrats Used Reconciliation to Pass Obamacare. We Should Do the Same to Repeal It
Patient costs are up. Access to doctors is down. Co-ops are going bankrupt, and insurance companies have already asked Uncle Sam for a taxpayer-funded bailout.
Five years have passed since former speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) infamously ...
It’s Time to Put an End to the NSA’s Bulk Collection of Americans’ Metadata
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly ...
Thomas Jefferson once wrote that “the preservation of freedom and happiness” depends upon “the diffusion of knowledge among the people.” President Jefferson rightly understood that education is the cornerstone of a free and prosperous society — a principle that is as ...