Martin Van Buren could have warned us that Donald Trump is what you get when a modern political party stops functioning like one.
War powers practice in the early republic suggests that the president’s power of “self‐defense” was far narrower than Trump’s defenders imagine.
Ulysses S. Grant rode his popularity to political power.
Mencius believed that the state ought to promote the virtuous flourishing of its people.
Yuval Levin joins the show to discuss how the left and right alike respond with populist anger at our institutions that seem to be failing the American people.
Despite its incredible potential to boost peace and prosperity, free trade has always had to fight an uphill battle against the seeds of trade protectionism planted by mercantilism in the 17th and 18th centuries.
American research universities have been a powerhouse of innovation, especially once the government stopped sitting on grant-funded patents
Disney completed the Star Wars saga with the third and final installment to the sequel trilogy. What’s next for the galaxy?
Few in the libertarian movement have suffered as much as Lewis for the cause of freedom.
Peter Van Doren, a self-proclaimed science nerd, comes back to the show today to talk about the role of science in the policy world.
Remembering an “extraordinarily earnest” musician who believed in striving for excellence.
Beccaria was deeply opposed to the death penalty, a rarity for his time when most believed capital punishment was an acceptable response to many crimes.
Advertising alerts consumers to the existence of options they didn’t know they had.
Terence Kealey joins the show today to talk about how the government is nearly the single buyer of scientific research.
Madison gave no sign in his pre-presidential career that he would flourish in the chief magistracy, and he lived up to expectations.
Without immigrants, Silicon Valley would be a shell of what it is today. Yet bad restrictionist policies threaten to undermine American dominance in tech and stymie innovation.
Taxing private wealth isn’t putting idle resources to use; it’s uprooting resources already being put to productive ends in the economy.
Matthew Feeney & Julian Sanchez join the show to talk about how HBO took on the incredible comic book, Watchmen, and to our surprise, they excellently executed the story for a 2019 audience.