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January 06, 2015

The flawed freedom

Today in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered a landmark speech known as the “Four Freedoms.”  The speech focuses on the looming threat of world war, but he concludes by listing four freedoms that he deemed essential.  FDR’s first two freedoms, freedom of speech and of worship, broke no new ground.  The fourth,  ...

April 05, 2012

President Obama’s clash with the courts

I spoke this morning with Armstrong & Getty about President Obama's comments about the judiciary's power to strike down laws as unconstitutional. You can listen here. I think the whole thing is a tempest in a teapot. No doubt President Obama was wrong to say that his health care overhaul was "passed by a strong ...

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