Category Archives: National debt

Should the GOP break the anti-tax pledge?

By Ken Feltman   Writing about people I know is never easy and, in effect, that is what Politico is asking when they ask me to write about whether Republicans should break their anti-tax pledge. Grover Norquist has had an enormous impact … Continue reading

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BLAMING OBAMACARE ON CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN MARSHALL – Part 2

By Anthony Hawks The decision in McCulloch v. Maryland was handed down on March 6, 1819, and it did not take long for Marshall’s critics to mount a newspaper campaign denouncing the decision, particularly what they viewed as Marshall’s erroneously … Continue reading

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WHAT A REAL SWORD OF DAMOCLES WOULD LOOK LIKE

By Anthony W. Hawks Why did the deficit reduction super-committee fail? For the same reason that the “Byrd Amendments” mandating a balanced budget failed in 1978, 1980, and 1982. For the same reason that the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings law and its sequestration … Continue reading

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CONCONCON 2011, RENT-SEEKING, AND RENT-TRAWLING

By Anthony W. Hawks The recent “Conference on the Constitutional Convention” (www.conconcon.org) at Harvard Law School began a civil and, I hope, fruitful dialogue among liberals, conservatives, and libertarians on the need and potential for an Article V convention to … Continue reading

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ARTICLE V NEWS

By Anthony W. Hawks When I began this blog in June I wondered whether there would be enough Article V-related topics to sustain it. Fortunately, the summer gave us the debt ceiling debate, which provided a steady flow of commentary … Continue reading

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