Charles Kesler interviews Larry P. Arnn on the health of the health of the American Academy; liberal education and citizenship; the best regime; and why America can't operate within Constitutional limits.
Constitution Day 2016 Panel 2: Politicization of the Executive Branch
Dean Reuter, Hans A. von Spakovsky, and Lawrence VanDyke discuss our increasingly politicized executive branch.
Dean Reuter is Vice President, Federalist Society.
Hans A. von Spakovsky is Senior Fellow, Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation.
Lawrence VanDyke Solicitor General, State of Nevada and Claremont Institute Publius Fellow 2005.
The polls were right, and the pundits were wrong. A Republican presidential field that was hailed as the most talented in a generation has been flummoxed, humbled, and finally beaten by Donald Trump. The Party of Lincoln is now firmly in the hands of a Manhattan billionaire, and conservatives seem hopelessly divided about how to proceed.
Charles Kesler interviews John Marini on the Western and political thought; Westerns and the American story; President Nixon vs. the administrative state; individual rights vs. the administrative state; and the Constitution vs. the administrative state.
When the first Civil Service Reform Act passed in 1883, “good government” reformers envisioned nonpartisan civil servants fairly administering the federal bureaucracy. From the vantage point of 2016, it is clear this dream has turned into a nightmare.
Charles Kesler interviews Edward Erler on Brown vs. Board and separate but equal; the problem with birthright citizenship; the right to bear arms; citizens and citizenship; Leo Strauss; and Harry V. Jaffa.
Steven Hayward interviews Charles Kesler on how liberalism is in a state of crisis; Obama's predecessors; Obama's liberalism; which former president does Obama most resemble; and the importance of Progressivism now.