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Jul 8, 2012
In one sense, the 2012 election is a referendum on the presidency of Barack Obama. But in a larger sense, it is a referendum on a century of Progressivism. Are we in the process of putting the finishing touches on the progressive state, assuming that progressivism can ever be finished? Or are we about to begin the long process of finding our way back to America's limited-government roots? Will an Obama victory be the capstone to a process already a century old? Or will his defeat signal a return to something older still?
Jul 1, 2012
Democrats are in celebration mode over their recent victory in the U.S. Supreme Court. But they are mistaken if they think the court's ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—aka Obamacare—will end challenges to the law. The battle over health care has just begun.
Jun 28, 2012
“Today’s ruling is a stiff reminder that Americans cannot look to the Supreme Court to rescue us from the errors of Congress,” said Kim Crockett, COO and General Counsel at Center of the American Experiment.
Jun 28, 2012
The Supreme Court ruled that the individual mandate to buy health insurance is a constitutional exercise of Congress’s taxing power. To help you understand the ruling’s impact on law, policy and politics, we’re collecting the best analyses and reactions as they emerge over the coming weeks.
Jun 28, 2012
The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the individual mandate represents a tremendously disappointing expansion of federal power over the lives and liberties of the American people.
Jun 26, 2012
Not long ago, a friend of mine returned to his alma mater for his 35th college reunion. He approached one of his professors, wondering if his former teacher remembered him. He did, kindly noting that my friend had been a good student. He then added a compliment, of sorts: "Why, today you'd be an A student."
Jun 18, 2012
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and lawyers with Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand recently filed a petition with the Supreme Court of Minnesota to strike the Voter ID constitutional amendment question from the ballot. I do have some empathy for their position, but the law is not on their side.
Jun 10, 2012
The National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado has issued a critique of my report entitled “Our Immense Achievement Gap: Embracing Proven Remedies While Avoiding a Race-Based Recipe for Disaster.” The critique was authored by Susan Eaton, co-director of a “diversity” organization called “One Nation Indivisible.”
Jun 10, 2012
Minnesota is heading straight toward a legal buzz saw. Our state faces a looming "educational adequacy" lawsuit that threatens both the quality of our public schools and our cherished tradition of school choice—and may bankrupt the state treasury in the process.
Jun 5, 2012
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is under siege these days from a well-funded and coordinated smear campaign driven by a variety of left-wing organizations and politicians.