Dec 16

The perpetual Tea Party: tax protests and the founders

Posted 3 years, 4 months ago.


Will we ever see innovative tax solutions? A guest column from Daily Beast writer John Avlon.

Oct 27

President Obama may now focus on deficit

Posted 3 years, 5 months ago.


Every day the Constitution Newswire selects the most Constitutionally relevant stories on the web. On Wednesdays, Steve Frank will recap the best of the best with links to the actual Constitution.

Oct 15

Book excerpt: "Washington" and executive power

Posted 3 years, 6 months ago.


From bailouts to the Patriot Act, the power of the executive branch has grown under the past two presidents, a fact that would terrify many of the founding fathers.

Sep 30

Obama "state secrets" claim not the first

Posted 3 years, 6 months ago.


The Obama administration is coming under pressure for its use of the “State Secrets” doctrine to prevent cases from being tried in court. However, it’s not the first time a president has butted heads with congress over the executive branch claiming additional power in the name of national security.

Sep 12

Despite second stimulus, unemployment is “going to stay high,” Goolsbee says

Posted 3 years, 7 months ago.


The administration is staying mum on the number of jobs that could be created by the planned “second stimulus,” but recent and distant experience can help inform its economic impact.