Politicians' opinions about the maneuver depend on which party is in power.
Upcoming Cato Institute Virtual Book Forum on my New Book "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom"
The event will be held on August 13, and is free and open to the public.
Boulder Refuses To Lift the Cap on Unrelated People Living Together. Housing Advocates Plan To Sue the City.
The Bedrooms Are For People campaign would repeal the city's existing limits on unrelated people living in the same house.
Fifth and final post in a series based on my new book "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom"
Cato Institute "Free Thoughts" Podcast About My Book "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom"
The interview was conducted by Trevor Burrus and Aaron Ross Powell of the Cato Institute.
Second in a series of posts based on my new book "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom"
Audio of Federalist Society Teleforum on My Book "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom"
The event includes questions and commentary by Northwestern University law Professor John McGinnis
The Introduction summarizes the book's argument and provides an outline of the chapters that follow.
It is now available for preorder, and will be delivered by June 23.
Upcoming Federalist Society Teleforum on My Book "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration and Political Freedom"
The event will include commentary by Prof. John McGinnis (Northwestern).
It is now up on his Balkinization blog.
Professor Balkin asked me many great questions in interview just published at his Balkinization blog.
Kindle Edition of My Forthcoming Book "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom" Now Available
It's available for preorder now, and will be delivered on April 23
Recent controversies over election rules and the coronavirus threat have bolstered advocates of decision-making by randomly selected groups of voters. But this approach still has serious flaws.
Fining non-voters would show that government is all about forcing people to do things just to make politicians happy.
It will be published by Oxford University Press in April.
Trump is impeachable, but the process might exacerbate political tensions without resolving anything.
Escalating violence in Hong Kong
Barack Obama's recent endorsement of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is an example of why not all foreign efforts to influence elections are wrong.
Today, Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam withdrew the controversial extradition bill that set off protests.
The article is now available on SSRN.
Simon Cheng Man-kit, a staffer at the British Consulate in Hong Kong, hasn't returned from a trip he took to mainland China nearly two weeks ago.
Despite police harassment and border confiscations, protest supplies continue to make their way to dissidents.
Nine people were injured during the weekend's protests in Hong Kong, including one woman who might be permanently blind after a violent encounter with the police.
The sage of Baltimore on impeachment, the press, and the people
The dispute over Harvard's decision to rescind the admission of Parkland shooting survivor/gun rights activist Kyle Kashuv should remind us of the reasons why we should not have given any special status to his views in the first place. The same goes for most others in similar situations.
Canadian columnist Andrew Coyne explains why efforts to combat fake news by cutting off supply are barking up the wrong tree.
A Canadian Supreme Court decision striking down a law denying the right to vote to expats who have resided abroad for over five years raises broader questions about democratic theory.
Introduction to my book "Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter" Now Available on SSRN
The Introduction to the revised second edition summarizes the rest of the book, and is available for free.
"The road to democracy is not irreversible-not in Moscow, not in America, not anywhere."
Should We Let Children Vote? The Troubling Implications of Standard Reasons for Rejecting a Flawed Idea
Few will agree with Cambridge political scientist David Runciman's proposal to lower the voting age to 6. But standard reasons for rejecting the idea raise serious questions about many adult voters, too.
Bush lost because voters punished him for the recession of the early 1990s - an event he did not cause. This is just one example of a broader phenomenon of voters rewarding and punishing politicians for things they do not control.
Why a New Brexit Referendum Would Not be a "Betrayal" of Democracy [updated with response to Ryan Bourne]
If referenda are a legitimate mechanism for making political decisions, then it is also legitimate for them to be overruled by new referenda. Those who live by the referendum sword risk dying by it.
Democracy is clearly superior to despotism. But libertarians are still right to worry about voter ignorance and advocate tighter constraints on government power.
Barring an early release, Rep. Ron Reynolds will miss the entire 2019 legislative session.