Is the electoral college at risk of being eliminated? How serious is the threat and how far along are those who oppose the Founders’ design for selecting presidents? Gary Gregg peers into the schemes of supporters of the “National Popular Vote Plan.”
James Pinkerton warns of other progressive machinations. Dissecting John Fonte’s book Sovereignty or Submission: Will Americans Rule Themselves or Be Ruled by Others?, he says that American sovereignty being a fragile thing, stands against a gave threat from global elites.
Fonte, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington D.C., makes a persuasive case that Americans should be worried because even as one-worldism is rejected by the masses, it is still embraced, in one form or another, by much of the elite—the corporate right as well as the intellectual left. If the American public isn’t paying attention, the elites will, in the end, have their way.
Leon Hadar says libertarians aren’t doing enough to influence foreign policy in Washington. And why not? They’ve had numerous successes in shaping tax and immigration positions, but fall short when it comes to foreign policy, leaving neoconservatives with the entire foreign-policy pie.
…there is no reason why libertarians should not form alliances with other policy oriented types or infiltrate congressional staffs as part of an effort to try to influence the foreign policy debate in Washington instead of agreeing to the current informal division of labor under which they are being tasked to do economic and trade policies and the neo-conservatives are in charge of foreign policy/national security.
Daniel Larison is shaking his head at P.J. O’Rourke’s latest, in which he tries to ascertain the foreign policy leanings of OWS protestors.