Archive for February 12th, 2013

The 16th Amendment: A Transfer of Power from the States to the Federal Government »

This is the centennial year of the 16th Amendment — the income tax amendment — which was ratified in 1913. While often associated with the growth in government spending, its biggest effect has been to shift the balance of power toward the federal government and away from the states. It is not difficult to...
Read More »

Obama to Restore Afghanistan Status Quo Ante »

By this time next year, Obama plans to bring the U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan down to about 32,000. For this, I’m sure many will credit him for winding down the war. Yet this is almost the exact number of troops that were there when Obama took power in January 2009. He then proceeded...
Read More »