Have our Presidents become kings? by Brion McClanahan

Presidents’ Day, the holiday Richard Nixon designated to celebrate the pomp and glory of the executive branch, is here again. The holiday is an opportunity to reflect on executive authority, and hence, it would be instructive to remember how the founding generation thought presidential powers would be implemented and interpreted while the Constitution More...

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By deskofbrian On Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

The five most underrated presidents by Brion McClanahan

The rise of Ron Paul in the Republican primary season has raised questions about what Americans expect from the executive office. The accepted interpretation of presidential powers and executive effectiveness centers More...

By deskofbrian On Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Religion and the Founding Generation by Brion McClanahan

The role Christianity played in the founding period is often a subject of considerable debate, particularly for those on the Left who would want Americans to forget the founding generation. Leftists will often More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, August 16th, 2010

Rethinking the Declaration of Independence by Brion McClanahan

Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1825 that he intended the Declaration of Independence to be “an expression of the American mind, and to give to that expression the proper tone and spirit called for by the occasion.”Yet, More...