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Review: Progressive Conservatism: How Republicans Will Become America’s Natural Governing Party

Cronyism and CorporatismDemocracyU.S. History

Blog08/30/2022

Like many modern "conservatives," F.H. Buckley believes that America's future is conservative governance with a helping of government intervention, tariffs, and regulation.

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Falling Military Recruitment Is Another Sign of Waning Faith in the Regime

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog08/23/2022

If falling enlistments are an indication of declining faith in the military overall—and especially declining support among conservatives—that's very good news. 

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Rising "Constitutional Carry" Is a Sign of Failing Trust in Government

U.S. History

Blog08/04/2022

In the past, many Americans may have simply trusted to the regime to provide "law and order." But that sentiment is apparently becoming more and more rare. 

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After Secession, What Happens to the National Debt?

U.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog08/03/2022

National divorce does happen, and debts are not necessarily repudiated as a result. We can look to examples from Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Czech-Slovak split. 

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Regional Territories: A Decentralization Plan for the USA

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog07/27/2022

As political divisions worsen in the United States, one remedy besides secession might be to create semiautonomous regional territories.

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Don't Let Them Claim Uvalde's Police Failure Was Just a Local Problem

U.S. History

Blog07/21/2022

Nearly four hundred local, state, and federal police were involved in the law enforcement debacle at Uvalde. Ninety-one state troopers did nothing. This isn't just local. 

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Toleration Does Not Require Calling Evil Good

U.S. History

Blog07/18/2022

Bombing private property is bad. So, when someone bombed the pro-eugenics, antihuman Georgia "guidestones," we naturally condemned the bombing. But let's not pretend the monument was a good thing. 

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Like the Old McCarthyism, the New McCarthyism Targets Russia

ProgressivismSocialismU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/14/2022

In the 1950s, McCarthyism targeted people who were accused of supporting Russia. Today's McCarthyism targets people accused of supporting … Russia. Some things never change.

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Is the Constitution a Centralizing or Decentralizing Document?

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog07/11/2022

People often speak of the Constitution with reverence, as though it were infallible. However, the Constitution was a centralizing document that cast aside the decentralization of the Articles of Confederation.

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The Myth behind the Federal Power to Strike Down State Laws

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog07/08/2022

Why do Americans believe that state and local laws are subject to veto by federal policy makers but the federal government is to be the sole judge of its own laws? Federal elites want it that way.

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