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December 09, 2019

Impeachment explained: A constitutional primer and history

Americans are sharply divided about the possible impeachment of President Donald Trump. But regardless of how you feel about the controversy, many Americans remain unsure about what impeachment means, how it serves as a tool to enforce our government's separation of powers, and how the Framers of our Constitution intended that tool to be used. ...

December 09, 2019

The Virginian-Pilot: Norfolk’s Airbnb rules may not pass muster

Planning to rent out your home to visitors through an online booking service such as Airbnb? If you live in Norfolk, you might just be inviting Big Brother into your living room. That's the conclusion we can draw from Norfolk's new ordinance requiring property owners to register with the city and submit to warrantless inspections ...

December 06, 2019

The Hill: In pollution case, the Supreme Court should side with property rights

At 585 feet, the Anaconda Smelter Stack looms large over rural western Montana. The Washington Monument-sized pillar stands as a reminder of the state's mining history and, to neighboring landowners, of the tons of toxic pollutants dumped on them and their properties for decades. The smokestack is the center of a Supreme Court case heard ...

December 03, 2019

Can Kanye West solve L.A.’s housing crisis? Not if city bureaucrats have their way

If you only know Kanye West from his music (or the Award Show Interruption Heard Round the World), you would be forgiven for being more than a little surprised by the headline above. But there are few things about Kanye West that aren't surprising. This past summer, Kanye began work on a new housing community ...

November 27, 2019

The Hill: Feds clear farmer to plow, then slap him with millions in fines

Following government rules is often a tough enough task. But when federal agencies secretly move their own rules' goalposts and then threaten millions of dollars in fines for noncompliance, it can be devastating. Ask Jack LaPant. In 2011, the rural farmer in Tehama County, Calif., planted 900 acres of winter wheat on his property. Before ...

November 25, 2019

A shocking 61% of Americans want more restrictions on free speech. Here’s why they’re dead wrong

In October, the Campaign for Free Speech published poll results showing a shocking shift in American attitudes toward free expression, especially among younger people. Among those results: 61% of Americans agree that free speech should be restricted, and 51% believe that the First Amendment, ratified in 1791, should be rewritten to reflect the new ...

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