Under the Constitution only those powers that are enumerated — that is, granted explicitly — are legitimate. Otherwise put, the federal government has no authority unless it is enumerated in the Constitution; all other aspects of human conduct that may be subject to government control are understood to be reserved to state and local governments — or to be outside the realm of government authority altogether, reserved unto individuals to act upon as they see fit.
Gridlock in government has become a watchword for inefficiency. But at the time of the founding of the American republic, gridlock was known by another term: checks and balances.
Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon has contributed enormously to the advancement of nearly every modern liberal cause, from socialized medicine to same-sex “marriage.”
The UN Office for Outer Space Affairs is in talks with Colorado-based Sierra Nevada Corporation to provide an infrastructure giving the UN access to outer space.
The latest NAFTA summit, held in Ottawa, served up a poignant reminder to North Americans that there is nothing so costly as "free" trade.
The leaders of the United States, Canada, and Mexico — all of whom opposed Brexit — will be discussing how to strengthen NAFTA to discourage America from following Britain's lead.
Almost immediately after the Brexit became official, politicians in other EU countries began expressing a desire to follow Britain's example.
Although the United States of America has more than 320 million citizens — making her the world’s third most-populous country — few Americans know what type of government we actually have. (Hint: It is not democracy.)
There are probably few contemplative souls who, at one time or another, have not wondered — given the long and mostly destructive history of government — whether humanity would not be better off with no government at all.
As with all other natural, God-given rights, the right of private property is indispensable to human liberty. Without property, there is no progress, and without progress, the lamp of free civilization is soon extinguished.