By Ivan Eland | Monday February 18, 2013 at 2:34 PM PDT | 4 Comments
Presidents’ Day should itself remind us that the executive branch has expanded its power way beyond what the nation’s founders had intended at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. We don’t have a “Congress or Judiciary Day.” The day celebrates powerful executives as caricatured celebrities. The founders had envisioned Congress, as the dominant branch of...
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By Ivan Eland | Wednesday August 17, 2011 at 2:25 PM PDT | 6 Comments
Although Ron Paul placed second in the Iowa straw poll, behind Michele Bachmann by the slimmest of margins, most media commentators—both left and right—refused to anoint him as one of the “big three” candidates remaining in the Republican presidential contest. Translated, the media gatekeepers, as they did in his 2008 campaign, are telling the...
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Tags: Censorship, Elections, Iran, Iraq, Media, Military, Nuclear Weapons, Peace, Politics, Propaganda, Terrorism, War