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The Divided Political Culture of Today and Tocqueville

Written by Gregory Blackie  Alexis de Tocqueville was a master observer, able to put into words the many aspects of American life, culture, and government he experienced while on this side of the Atlantic. Only a state of fascination and … Continue reading

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Federalist No. 10’s Legacy: The Rise of Partisan Antipathy and How It Is Controlled

“Lock her up”, “not my president”, “Hitlary”, “make Russia great again” “today’s illegals, tomorrow’s democrats”, and “Benedict Donald”. These are just a few attacks that circulated throughout the country during and after the 2016 presidential election. A 2014 Pew Research … Continue reading

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Trump’s Relationship with the Judicial System

Over the past week, President Trump’s travel ban was blocked by a federal court in Hawaii. It was also struck down by a federal court in Maryland around the same time. The travel ban was designed by the Trump administration … Continue reading

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Improving the Public Defender

The job of a public defender is an extremely difficult one. They are underpaid and overworked. They often get asked how they can defend people who are accused of committing crimes. Some put all their time and efforts into getting … Continue reading

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Trump and the Judges

Late last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck a major blow to President Trump’s immigration agenda when they upheld a suspension of his controversial travel ban. Since the ruling, President Trump made his views widely known, calling the … Continue reading

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Trump at the Supreme Court

How the courts will view President Trump’s executive order on foreign travel has been the hot topic of discussion the past few weeks. Well, we know how the 9th Circuit feels. That court shredded the order in an opinion that was about … Continue reading

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The Freezing of American Democracy

When Things don’t Add Up In James Morone’s ‘The Democratic Wish’, he outlines a cycle for change occurring in American democracy. The cycle starts at a liberal political stalemate, moves to a popular response demanding action, creates new political institutions … Continue reading

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Let’s Fight For Our Privacy

After reading the cases Griswold v. Connecticut, Roe v. Wade and Bowers v. Hardwick, it got me thinking about privacy and how much the government controls our lives in all actuality. They not only create policy for our safety and … Continue reading

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