Dean Reuter, Hans A. von Spakovsky, and Lawrence VanDyke discuss our increasingly politicized executive branch.
Our Partisan Bureaucracy? The IRS, the DOJ, and the Future of Political Activism
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.
Dean Reuter (moderator) is Vice President & Director, Practice Groups, Federalist Society.
John Eastman is Founding Director of the Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, and currently serves as the Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service at Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute.
Cleta Mitchell is Partner and Political Law Attorney, Foley & Lardner LLP.
Hans von Spakovsky Manager, Election Law Reform Initiative and Senior Legal Fellow, The Heritage Foundation.
Robert Weiner is Partner, Arnold & Porter.
The American Mind presents a range of perspectives. Views are writers’ own and do not necessarily represent those of The Claremont Institute.
The American Mind is a publication of the Claremont Institute, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to restoring the principles of the American Founding to their rightful, preeminent authority in our national life. Interested in supporting our work? Gifts to the Claremont Institute are tax-deductible.
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.
Dr. John Eastman, Founding Director of the Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, discusses the meaning of the 14th Amendment's citizenship clause.
Claremont Institute Washington Fellow Bill Bennett offers his remarks at the 2011 Dinner in Honor of Sir Winston Churchill. The event is hosted by the Claremont Institute in Newport Beach, CA. The 2011 Statesmanship Award went to Congressman Paul Ryan.