Post Tagged with: "Congress"

115: Why Are Supreme Court Nomination Hearings a Circus?

115: Why Are Supreme Court Nomination Hearings a Circus?

The confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have been animated, to put it mildly. The circus-like atmosphere isn’t just a symptom of politics-as-usual. It’s an indicator that the American body politic has experienced some major shifts in how we perceive the role of our national government. What do these antics portend for the constitutional republic that our founders created? Is the Supreme Court supposed to be the linchpin on which our nation’s fate hangs?
September 22, 2018
76: Senator Mike Lee on Why Congress No Longer Oversees Military Intervention

76: Senator Mike Lee on Why Congress No Longer Oversees Military Intervention

If you can name all of the various countries in which the United States is currently active militarily, you’re a rare individual. Even the folks who think they’re paying attention are somewhat shocked when they see how common American interventionism has become. Senator Mike Lee joins us to discuss how the responsibility for going to war has shifted from Congress to the Executive branch and what it means for our foreign policy.   
April 30, 2018