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One-Word Clauses

Many people are emailing me to mention constitutional clauses that are referred to with one word, e.g., the commerce clause. But I wasn’t denying that we use one-word descriptions for many clauses. My point was that other clauses consist of more than one word–they are, that is, clauses.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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