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From the chapter “The Declaration of Independence” in The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of George III by Andrew Roberts: Of all the twenty-eight charges, only two really stand in terms of logic, natural law, chronology or politics — namely, the seventeenth, about imposing taxes without the conomists’ …continue reading

Pertinent to our recent situation, this is an excerpt from Federalist No. 28, on the question of whether to restrict the legislative authority (that is, Congress) in regard to common defense: That there may happen cases in which the national government may be necessitated to resort to force, cannot be …continue reading

I enjoy murder mysteries, from psychological to police procedural to British cozies to locked rooms. Stuck at home (safer!), I am feeding my obsessive-compulsive leanings by reading all the Alex Delaware murder mysteries by Jonathan Kellerman, from When the Bough Breaks (first published in 1985) to The Museum of Desire …continue reading