How to Restore Our Rogue, Partisan Supreme Court

Originally posted on Real Clear Policy Supreme Courts have frequently been ideologically divided, but the five justices appointed by Presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump (plus Justice Clarence Thomas) have created the first partisan Supreme Court in American...

Getting to zero—what’s the beef?

Originally posted on Social Europe Most livestock land will have to be repurposed as carbon sinks to remove the huge global emissions related to food production. The COP26 debates often ignored the cow in the room—the biggest challenge of all. Greenhouse gases (GHG)...

Voters Should Have the Same Rights as Frozen Turkey Exporters

British abuses inspired both the American Revolution and establishment in 1777 of a legal framework called the Articles of Confederation for the new nation. The Continental Congress convened under the Articles soon floundered, however, unable to agree on important...

Not seeing the wood for the trees—the EU’s environmental blunder

Originally posted on Social Europe Supporting a conversion to wood burning has unwittingly incentivised power plants to increase greenhouse gases. The European Union is leading the world in adopting limits on greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, notably via hefty carbon...

The Founding Fathers Rejected Filibusters

Originally posted on Real Clear Policy Supermajority rule “contradicts the fundamental maxim of republican government, which requires that the sense of the majority should prevail….  a poison …one of those refinements which, in practice, has an effect the reverse of...

How Biden and the Democrats can win back working-class Americans

Originally posted on Fortune.com. President Biden should prioritize structurally upgrading both the woeful U.S. political and economic systems. If he succeeds, those upgrades will yield political dividends in 2022. The Democratic Party is a tarred brand. In swing...

Dump Current Justices. Then Reform the Supreme Court with Term Limits.

This article first appeared on RealClearPolicy.com. President Biden can display bipartisanship by adopting an ambitious proposal from Federalist Society co-founder Steven Calabresi of replacing sitting justices to establish 18-year Supreme Court terms. As modified...

Mr. Biden: Opt for D.C. Statehood Now

How to Make Washington, D.C. the 51st U.S. State. The U.S. Senate was designed in 1787, according to James Madison (one of the U.S.’s founding fathers) to disproportionately empower the slave-holding states of the American south — enticing them to join the new nation....

Rewarding Sacrifice, Valor and Patriotism: Statehood for Puerto Rico

This article first appeared on The Globalist. In many ways, the case for Puerto Rican statehood is equally compelling as that for Washington, D.C. 1. Puerto Rico’s population is comparable to Iowa and exceeds that of 20 states. 2. Puerto Ricans already participate...