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Supreme Court abandons constitutional obligation, Romney wants fewer teacher and more [AM Briefing]

“In the run up to the Supreme Court’s decision on health care, few people will pay any attention to the Court’s most recent constitutional failure of intellectual nerve in Amour v. Indianapolis. But they should. This instructive case encapsulates what goes wrong when the Supreme Court abandons its constitutional obligation to prevent the nonstop shenanigans of local governments,” writes Hoover Institution’s Richard Epstein. (Hoover)

Gingrich: ‘Yes,’ Romney’s policies will lead to ‘fewer teachers.’ (ThinkProgress)

“Who would not prefer “growth” to “austerity”? That is the false dichotomy that insolvent Western governments, both here and abroad, are now constructing. After all, everyone prefers growing things to starving them. Yet in truth, there is no such clear-cut choice,” writes Victor David Hanson. (National Review)

Room for Debate asks: Could Ronald Regan lead this GOP? (New York Times)

Joseph Stiglitz: The vicious cycle of economic inequality. (Politico)

Cato’s Gene Healy: Game of drones. (Washington Examiner)

Calvin Coolidge persisted, in deed if not in word.. (Bloomberg)

Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He freelances and hosts a podcast at and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.


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