Gene Healy joins us to discuss the concept of impeachment, from its’ origin to its’ impracticality in our polarized political climate.
Gene Healy is a vice president at the Cato Institute. His research interests include executive power and the role of the presidency, as well as federalism and overcriminalization. He is the author of False Idol: Barack Obama and the Continuing Cult of the Presidency, The Cult of the Presidency: America’s Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power, and the editor of Go Directly to Jail: The Criminalization of Almost Everything.
Hailed at his passing as “the most successful one-term president in the nation’s history,” George H.W. Bush has a far better claim to being the most destructive.
Drug prohibition, or the criminalization and restriction of certain substances, has harmful effects to the economy and to human liberty and wellbeing.
The dangers of war make it necessary to prevent hasty entry to war. It should be worrying, therefore, that controls on executive war-making have waned.
War powers practice in the early republic suggests that the president’s power of “self‐defense” was far narrower than Trump’s defenders imagine.
Gene Healy joins us for a special Inauguration Day episode of Free Thoughts wherein we assess Barack Obama’s legacy as President of the United States.
James Madison would have turned 268 on March 16, 2019, so in honor of that, we explore his political life.
Gene Healy joins us to talk about the growing power of the Executive Branch. What are the President’s actual duties according to the U.S. Constitution?
Frank H. Buckley joins us to discuss America’s dangerous tendency to gravitate towards an overwhelmingly powerful executive branch.
American foreign policy has operated on an interventionist platform for many decades. This approach does more harm than help to America and its allies.
“[S]chools don’t really teach anything except how to obey orders.”
Was Harry Truman one of the worst terrorists of all time? If words mean anything anymore—then absolutely, yes.