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Episode 38: Know Your Rights

Jay and Luke take you through the parts of the Sixth Amendment, from speedy and public trials, to the subpoena power.

Episode 36: Pleading the Fifth [Part 1]

Luke and Jay talk about the first half of the Fifth Amendment. What’s so grand about a Grand Jury? Where does it come from and why do we still use ...

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The Joys of Heterogeneity

The temporary shutdown of parts of the federal government is a good argument for the permanent shutdown of parts of the federal government. When one of his colleagues voiced frustration with the slow pace of conservative reform in the 1990s, Newt Gingrich replied, “Rome wasn’t burned in a day.” That’s ... Read More

Referenda Delenda Est

"In my country the people can do as they like, although it often happens that they don't like what they have done."      -- Winston Churchill, 1946 London During the Second World War, as U.S. power was eclipsing Britain's, Harold Macmillan, a future prime minister, reportedly said, "These Americans ... Read More