Thank President Obama for the Country's Newfound Interest in the Constitution
Our “constitutional scholar” in the White House has done more than anyone to reignite popular interest in the freedoms and limits outlined in the U.S. Constitution—though not exactly in the way President Obama might have hoped.
Perry vs. Medicaid plan
In reaction to Gov. Rick Perry's declaration Monday that
What to Expect Post-ObamaCare Ruling
Dr. Merrill Matthews, IPI resident scholar, tells OneNewsNow that John Roberts saved the president's "bacon" by siding with the four liberal justices and upholding most of ObamaCare, including the individual mandate, as constitutional under Congress' taxing powers.
Matthews: Chief Justice Roberts Went Out of His Way to Hand President Obama a Victory
“It’s as if Chief Justice John Roberts went out of his way to hand President Obama a victory,” said IPI's Merrill Matthews. "And now that the Supreme Court has upheld Obamacare, let’s see if the public also upholds it come November."
Arizona ruling seen giving Romney opening
The fallout from the Supreme Court’s split decision this week on
The irony of the individual mandate
There are many ironies in the furor around the individual mandate, writes Ezra Klein in the Washington Post. One is that there is no better deal in the legislation — and there has perhaps never been a better deal in the individual health-care market — than to go without insurance and pay the mandate’s penalty.
Matthews Available for Coverage of Supreme Court Health Care Law Decision
Dr. Merrill Matthews, IPI health care expert, is available for interview to offer analysis throughout ongoing coverage of the historic Supreme Court decision regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, expected next week.
Federalism: The Founders' Formula for Freedom
Most governments at the time of the Constitutional Convention were unitary governments, in which power was centralized. The U.S., by contrast, adopted a system of confederal power, balancing power between two complementary but separate strands—one horizontal and one vertical. Our country is at a crossroads. A recent poll found that four out of five Americans don’t trust Washington. Americans are ready for change—real change that gives them, not Washington, greater control over their own lives.
A Citizen's Guide to the Tenth Amendment
Understanding the role and purpose of the Tenth Amendment is absolutely critical to maintaining the kind of government and country the Founding Fathers intended.
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