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Should Governments Erect Statues?

While vandalism aimed at statues is ill advised, the lawful removal of government statues and monuments is good policy because governments should never have erected them in the first place.

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Progress Happens

This weekend saw good news: Mississippi will change its flag, and Princeton will remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from its policy school and a residential college.

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RSC’s FTO AUMF: LOL!

The House GOP brain trust has come up with a war powers “reform” that would empower the president to wage war in, among other places, Peru, Sri Lanka, Japan, Spain, and—why not?—Northern Ireland.

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The New Deal and Recovery, Part 2: Inventing the New Deal

To understand the New Deal’s shortcomings as a grand scheme for achieving economic recovery, it helps to realize that the New Deal wasn’t a grand scheme at all, but an assemblage of steps and programs, many of which were decided upon or concocted only after Roosevelt took office.