More People Utter Forbidden Word: Nullification

I was pleasantly surprised to hear that Connecticut attorney general candidate Martha Dean not only defended her support for nullification at a debate last night, but also read from my book on the subject, quoting nineteenth-century Connecticut governor Jonathan Trumbull in support of the idea.  Her opponent, naturally, gave the appropriately outraged response, which is always a lot easier than arguing a position on its merits.

On Sunday I had a chance to speak on nullification at Orlando.  I was impressed to see former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson, who also spoke, use the word nullify.


The Killing and Reviving of the American Dream

USA Today loves to run lifestyle features that purport to show how we are living, what we are doing, what we like and what we don’t like – premised on a collectivist assumption that all our preferences can be tracked and characterized with these aggregate claims. Most of the time, these features are silly. It’s…