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The “Mandates” That Never Were

By David G. Johnson If I were in possession of a time machine, the top of my destination list would be the Constitutional Convention. Maybe the First Continental Congress. Or really any of the seminal gatherings at which our Founding Fathers hotly debated the ideas leading to the formation of the United States. Among the topics […]

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Will the Outcome of the Election Matter as Much as We Think?

By David G. Johnson Public reaction to last week’s election results has been startling, from rioting on the left to Washington power-brokers on the right cozying up to the incoming President. But will the outcome of this election really matter in the long term? I’m certainly aware of the long-lasting import of SCOTUS appointments and similar decisions made […]