On virtually all the major civil liberties issues of the Bush era, the Obama administration has followed its predecessor’s example. Detention without trial has continued. Torturers will not be investigated. Warrantless surveillance of the citizenry goes on uninterrupted. What’s more, by vindicating these policies as a left-liberal Democrat, Obama has solidified them in American political…Details
Gene Healy writes: Has Congress become “a useless appendix on the governmental structure”? That was what then-Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. J. William Fulbright, D-Ark., feared in 1968, according to newly released transcripts from the committee’s closed-session debates over Vietnam. Unless Congress was willing to assert itself on the war, he said, “I do…Details
Gubernatorial candidates Paul LePage and Kevin Scott, along with others, discuss 10th amendment/state sovereignty issues.
Big ideas emerge, such as the Federal Tax Escrow Account. This would allow states to collect all taxes and only send money to the federal government if we agree on how they are going to spend it.