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Brexit Highlights the Enduring Value of Federalism

Regardless of other economic, political and social implications of Britain's vote yesterday to depart the European Union, it highlights a value at the core of America's governmental system:  federalism.

On this side of the Atlantic, decades of almost uninterrupted centralization of authority at the national level has necessarily come at the expense of more localized decisionmaking.  Our own unfortunate experience has been an increasingly homogenized, sterilized, conformist, bureaucratic, technocratic, remote, suffocating, uniform, top-down, one-size-fits-all leviathan.  Ironically, those on the political left who so often pretend to value "diversity" defend that erosion of federalism most enthusiastically.  They expose themselves as intolerant of true diversity, freedom and independence…[more]

June 24, 2016 • 01:52 pm

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Week of June 22nd 2016
Which one of the following incumbent First Ladies was the first to officially address party delegates at the Democratic or Republican National Conventions?
Barbara Bush
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Eleanor Roosevelt
Week of June 15th 2016
Which of the following men was the first Presidential candidate to run on the Republican ticket?
James Fremont
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John McLean
William Seward
Week of June 8th 2016
Which one of the following holds the honor of being the first woman nominated for national office by either of the two major U.S. political parties?
Hillary Clinton
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Which one of the following holds the record for the longest continuously running presidential nominating convention in U.S. history?
1924 Democratic Convention
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Week of May 25th 2016
Since its inception in 1861, how many Medal of Honor recipients have been women?
None
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"LONDON -- British voters didn't just shock the world and the financial markets by voting to leave the European Union hours ago: They also ignored President Barack Obama, handed Hillary Clinton a potential economic burden and injected new energy into the populist currents roiling politics on both sides of the Atlantic. ... A Brexit represents nothing less than the partial splintering of the world'…[more]
 
 
—Joseph J. Schatz and Ben White, POLITICO
— Joseph J. Schatz and Ben White, POLITICO
 
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While the UK’s vote to exit the European Union will produce a period of global economic and political turmoil, does it make you feel more optimistic or more pessimistic about the long-term future?