Featuring Jeff Flake (R-AZ), United States Senator; Dave Brat (R-VA-7), United States Congressman; Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute; John C. Goodman, President, Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.
In Lukewarming: The New Climate Science that Changes Everything, Pat Michaels and Chip Knappenberger explain the real science and spin behind the headlines and come to a provocative conclusion: global warming is not hot—it’s lukewarm. Climate change is real, it is partially man-made, but it is clearer than ever that its impact has been exaggerated—with many predictions now being rendered implausible or impossible. This new paperback edition of the book is an expanded edition of last year’s ebook-only edition of Lukewarming, and includes updates in science and policy following the accords reached at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
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The Legal Significance of the Declaration of Independence
Featuring Scott Douglas Gerber, Editor, The Declaration of Independence: Origins and Impact, (CQ Press, 2002), Professor, Ohio Northern University ; with comments by Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Director, Center for Constitutional Studies.
In his dissenting opinion in Troxel v. Granville (2000), Justice Antonin Scalia wrote that the Declaration of Independence “is not a legal prescription conferring powers upon the courts.” What then is the legal significance of the Declaration? Is it merely a revolutionary document, written to express the sentiments of the moment? Or is it, in its invocation of the “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God,” the font of American liberty, inseparable in both principle and practice from the Constitution? In a collection of essays by Harry Jaffa, Thomas G. West, John Eastman, and others, The Declaration of Independence: Origins and Impact explores the political theory of the Declaration, its connection to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and its place in the Supreme Court. Join us for a wide-ranging discussion of a document that Abraham Lincoln praised as the “apple of gold” without which the Constitution — the “picture of silver” — would tarnish.