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David Davenport: California’s Bully Federalism

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California’s travel ban, forbidding the expenditure of state money to travel to states that have policies they don’t like, is what I call bully federalism. You may remember federalism, the idea that state and local governments retain considerable power in our federal system. Under the 10th Amendment, states can fight...

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Hugh Hewitt: Venezuela’s Maduro Is Now a Dicatator

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Nicolas Maduro, president—really dictator—of Venezuela recently held a sham election to rewrite the country’s constitution. The pretext for the vote was to create a new National Constituent Assembly to draft a new Venezuelan constitution. Speaking in the White House briefing room, General H.R. McMaster said, “The sham election of the...

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David Davenport: Free Speech Under Threat

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This summer, Commentary magazine published a forum on the question: Is free speech under threat in the United States? Ironically, in a country where the Constitution and the courts carefully protect free speech, many people do not feel free to speak freely. Why? Because of a smothering blanket of political...

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David Davenport: Young People Robbed Of Individualism

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America used to be a land of “rugged individualism.” People came to this country so that the key decisions about their lives would no longer be made by kings and queens, or the church, or their social class, but rather for themselves. Individual freedom was promised by the Declaration of...

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