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A historian tries to defend Nancy MacLean's self-contradictory claim that libertarians' supposed opposition to Brown v. Board of Education is a sign of opposition to democracy. In reality, Brown was a constraint on democratic majorities, one that libertarians are happy to embrace. A definition of democracy broad enough to depict Brown as pro-democratic has implications that left-liberal critics of libertarianism may not like.

  • Aug 19, 2017

My new World Government Research Network article explains why nationalists are not the only ones who have good reason to be skeptical of proposals for world government and strong "global governance."

  • Aug 18, 2017

My new article on how left and right could both benefit from a stronger commitment to enforcing limits on federal government power.

  • Aug 18, 2017

The case for removing them does not imply that we should also remove monuments to the Founding Fathers and other historical figures actually worthy of honor.

  • Aug 15, 2017

The Constitution says no. But it's possible he might get away with it anyway.

  • Aug 9, 2017

The City of Chicago is not an especially sympathetic plaintiff. But the challenged Justice Department policy is still a menace to federalism and separation of powers.

  • Aug 7, 2017

My response to a commonly advanced justification for immigration restrictions.

  • Aug 6, 2017

If Congress passes the bill, it will inflict great harm on both potential immigrants and Americans.

  • Aug 3, 2017

Obama undermined separation of powers by giving insurance companies illegal subsidies. Now Trump is making the situation worse.

  • Aug 2, 2017

I recently wrote a guest post for the Open Borders blog on migration and political freedom. The connection between the two is often ignored in debates over immigration policy.

  • Jan 21, 2014
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