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Immigration and Representation

In the Weekly Standard, Program director Gary Schmitt and Rebecca Burgess write that in the debate over President Obama’s grant of amnesty to four or five million illegal immigrants, and concerns about the separation of powers, a vital principle of representative government has gone unremarked upon: Knitted to the issue is the question of the […]

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Born in the U.S.A.

Writing earlier this week in the Los Angeles Times in celebration of the 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, Yale Law Professor Akhil Reed Amar points out just how extraordinary and influential an event the creation of our Constitution was–and is.

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A nation of takers and the politics of loss

In a piece that is timely for our upcoming Nation of Takers event on Wednesday at AEI (register here), panelist Jay Cost (Weekly Standard) writes in National Affairs about “the politics of loss.”

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Friday roundup

  • Writing in the spring issue of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, Yale law professor Heather K. Gerken argues that liberals should take a more favorable view of federalism, if simply because a more decentralized system would provide a greater voice on the local level to minorities and political dissenters.
  • The Sunlight Foundation announced earlier this month that its Open States Project now has information available for all 50 states, plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, making it the “first and only completely open, completely free resource for accessing legislative information in a uniform format across all 50 states.” Check it out here.
  • Missed Common Core’s Truant From School: History, Science and Art event last  week? Read the event highlights here.
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