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Nullification: The Shame of Missouri

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

For a century-and-a-half, the doctrine of nullification seemed safely consigned to the dustbin of history. The State Senate of Missouri, however, has chosen to arouse this beast from its slumber. And Americans must speak out.

An Explosion That Changed the Nation

Kerry Walters | Posted 10.26.2013 | Books
Kerry Walters

When Americans opened their newspapers on February 29, 1844 -- a leap year -- they were shocked to read HORRIBLE ACCIDENT IN WASHINGTON!. The day before, a ghastly explosion had occurred aboard the USS Princeton.

Make 'Em Talk, Harry!

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid appears to be working on filibuster reform designed to end the invisible filibuster and to make senators once again speak. This is nothing less than a restoration of the filibuster to its rightful place in the Senate.

Republican Politics: The Concurrent Majority and the Stink of Secession in the Air

Richard Greener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Greener

Not since the glory days of our seventh vice president, South Carolina's John C. Calhoun, has the stink of secession been as strong as it is today. I can smell it. Maybe you can too.

BOO!

Robert Slayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Slayton

The Tea Party campaign can hardly be called a movement, it is so dispersed in its philosophy, covering an amazingly broad range of issues, ideas, and temperaments.

Understanding Dick Cheney: The Power of the Undefeated Ex-VP

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Dick Cheney occupies a historically unique position: He is an ex-VP who left office electorally undefeated and has not sought the Presidency. As a result, he retains some of the trappings of an undefeated elder statesman.

Emerging GOP Theme: Nullification

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The code words change over time (from "nullification" to "states' rights" to Pawlenty's "state sovereignty"), but the idea is the same -- we retain the right to ignore any laws we don't feel like following.

Obama/Gore 2008

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman MacAfee

Broken record here. The more I think about it, the more Al Gore seems the only really interesting choice for Barack Obama's vice presidential choice. ...