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Back to the Term Limits Debate

Several years ago, I published an article in these pages arguing that term limits are not the panacea that advocates of limited …

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Defending Diction: Obstructionism

In recent months, under considerable encouragement from conservative media and largely in response to critics of Donald Trump, a word has reemerged …

Chimp at Typewriter 1907

A Surplus of Opinion

Free speech is modern society’s last and greatest bulwark against tyranny. It is with good reason that in the United States the …

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Tariffs in Plain English

A tariff is a transaction tax placed on any trade that occurs across political borders applied specifically because it occurs across those …