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Golden Goose? Liberals are determined to kill the Golden State

(By Publius, '76 Contributor) In 2006, my wife and I made the best decision of our lives: We left my home state of California. At the time, we understood that it was probably forever, and

On Replacing Scalia And Doing The Right Thing (For The Right Reasons)

[By Publius, '76 Blog contributor] Antonin Scalia was a brilliant man of integrity who knew the law and the meaning of the Constitution better than almost anyone alive. His loss was a tragic blow to the

A Jurist For All Seasons

[By Publius, '76 Blog contributor] “We are a nation of laws, not men.” – John Adams, 1770 Antonin Scalia has died, and with him, a major rampart of constitutional jurisprudence has been lost. The longest

Ben Carson, the Tim Tebow of American Politics

[By Publius, '76 Blog contributor] I like Dr. Ben Carson. He seems like a wonderful man, and I was even fortunate enough to meet him in passing once and shake his hand. By all accounts,

“Our great little Madison”: Ten reasons to admire the father of the Constitution

(By Ellen Densmore, '76 Contributor) One of the unsung heroes of the American founding era is, ironically, the father of American independence himself. While it’s true that there would have been no freedom from Britain

Morning in America: Celebrating Reagan’s Birthday

(By Ellen Densmore, 1776 Scholar) Ronald Reagan’s 105th birthday is today, and it’s making me consider just what a beloved American hero he was. He had a passion for liberty, a sincere love for the people of this great nation, and a determination to remind America that the sun always rises again.

Publius #3 – Our Factious Nature

“The latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man; and we see them everywhere brought into different degrees of activity, according to the different circumstances of civil society. A zeal for

Publius #2 – No Angels Among Us

“Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should be

Publius #1 – Oh, Posterity! We Need to Talk …

“Posterity! You will never know, how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make a good Use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.” – John Adams, 1777 My Dear Descendants, We need to talk about this election. You see, for far too long, your forbearers have been dismayed at all the ruinous ways in which you are sullying the fruits of our labor and sacrifice, our legacy, our gift to you and the rest of the world: a free, constitutional republic. To paraphrase my dear friend Dr. Franklin, we gave you a republic, if you could keep it.

What a debt we owe Washington and Hamilton

(By Bill Moloney, Centennial Fellow) With the new year comes a superb new book that sheds important light on what we often forget is the single most important period in all of our nation’s history. Washington & Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America is a book you won’t want to miss.