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Issues Forum: Federalism

Federalism

Federalism

5 questions every presidential candidate should answer on judicial and executive powers

September 17, 2015

1. Do you believe that the Supreme Court correctly struck down state bans on gay marriage this year in Obergefell v. Hodges? Obergefell has sparked such criticism among conservatives not just because of its position on gay marriage. The decision illustrates much that is wrong with the modern Supreme Court, which has arrogated to itself […]

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Education

Education

Rubio Was Right on Fed Ed Power Grabbing

August 7, 2015

In last night’s GOP presidential debate, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said in response to a question about the Common Core national curriculum standards that, sooner or later, the Feds would de facto require their use. If you know your federal education – or just Common Core – history, that’s awfully hard to dispute. Said Rubio: […]

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Federalism

Federalism

Federalism, Then and Now

January 13, 2015

Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1995, a perplexed Governor Ben Nelson remarked, “When I was elected governor in 1990 and prepared my first budget, I honestly wondered if I was actually elected governor or just branch manager of the state of Nebraska for the federal government.” He could have been speaking for any […]

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Federalism

Federalism

Federalism, Red and Blue

July 1, 2014

By Adam Freedman In February 2013, Utah governor Gary Herbert canceled plans to establish a state-run exchange for individual health insurance, bringing to 34 the number of states opting out of that essential piece of the Affordable Care Act. Meanwhile, another part of the law, an expansion of Medicaid rolls, is being defied by more […]

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Federalism

Federalism

It’s Not Your Founding Fathers’ Republic Any More

July 1, 2014

How far have we distorted the Constitution that the Founders gave us, and how much does it matter? A phalanx of recent books warns that we have undermined our fundamental law so recklessly that Americans should worry that government of the people, by the people, and for the people really could perish from the earth. […]

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