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What Ever Happened to the Rule of Law?

How situational constitutionalism–think “Bundy’s rebellion” and the expansion of presidential power–ruins our politics.

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Immigration, Yes—and No

A trimmer’s case against open borders and closed minds

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A Turning Point on Crony Capitalism?

Sen. Mike Lee and others in the GOP confront the Export-Import bank—and corporate welfare.

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Left, Right, and Leo Strauss

He was a liberal democrat—not a conservative or fascist—a new book argues.

Illustration by Michael Hogue

The War on Antiwar Republicans

Hawks have Reps. Walter Jones and Justin Amash on their hit list—and Sen. Rand Paul will be next.

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Get Ready for Jeb Bush

He may be the GOP establishment’s pick for 2016. But is he more like his father or brother—and is either what Americans want?

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Why Dianne Feinstein Can’t Control the CIA

The Senate Intelligence Committee is as sclerotic and turf-obsessed as the agency it’s meant to regulate.

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Affirmative Action’s Asian-American Watershed

Chinese-Americans mobilized to keep racial preferences out of California higher ed. Will the GOP take note?

The Answer to Homelessness

Why conservative Utah gives away housing

The Anti-Warrior

Micah Zenko brings peace to the Council on Foreign Relations.

Scott Brown’s Second Act

He was a Tea Party idol when he ran for Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat—but does anyone want him in New Hampshire?

Look to Solidarity, Not Sudetenland

What Poland’s 1981 movement can teach Ukraine—and what Reagan’s response teaches us

Rand’s Stand on Foreign Policy

Senator Paul won CPAC again. Is he also winning the GOP’s debate over war and peace?

Burke vs. Paine—Then and Now

A pamphlet war between two giants of political thought gave birth to left and right.

Higher Culture, Better Politics

Great ideas give political movements the energy and seriousness they need to thrive.

Whither the Tea Party?

After five years, the movement can reinvest in Ted Cruz’s fundraising apparatus or pursue a framework for policy reform.

Big Government, Little Tea Party