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S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 7
Federalist 69 - by Alexander Hamilton. 1. What are the chief characters in regards to the President as outlined in the proposed Constitution? 2. Why does Hamilton believe the term of office for a President should be longer than three years? 3. What was the term of office for the king of England and what, in your opinion, is the potential for abuse in such a term? Would the term of office of the king of England present any advantages - in the Founders experience and in your opinion - over over the new American system? Read all of the questions and post your response at our new resource Self-Educated Man

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The Parents of Super PACS Speak Out

The Parents of Super PACS Speak Out

PAUL SHERMAN, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE In the world of public interest law, nothing is possible without clients who are willing to stand up for their rights against overwhelming odds. The Institute for Justice and the Center for Competitive Politics were privileged to have two such clients in Edward Crane and David Keating. Crane and Keating [...]

I Guess “Virtually All Super PAC Money Traceable” Didn’t Have the Same Ring to It

I Guess “Virtually All Super PAC Money Traceable” Didn’t Have the Same Ring to It

BY PAUL SHERMAN, CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW Roll Call columnist Eliza Newlin Carney, who coined the term "Super PAC," has written a column titled “Some Super PAC Money Untraceable.”  The column discusses the findings of a report titled “Auctioning Democracy,” released by Demos and the U.S. PIRG Education Fund. As Carney reports, [...]

E.J. Dionne Gets It Wrong on Citizens United, Again

E.J. Dionne Gets It Wrong on Citizens United, Again

Liberty Alerts, Paul Sherman, Institute for Justice Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne has been complaining about Citizens United v. FEC since before Citizens United was decided. In his latest attack on that ruling, Dionne argues that the decision doesn’t work “if you think we are a democracy and not a plutocracy.”  As famed First [...]

“Money Isn’t Speech” and “Corporations Aren’t People”—So What?

“Money Isn’t Speech” and “Corporations Aren’t People”—So What?

FIRST AMENDMENT, PAUL SHERMAN Most of the popular arguments against the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC boil down to two sound bites: “Money isn’t speech” and “Corporations aren’t people.” Both of these statements are obviously true. But neither has anything to do with whether political spending—even [...]

Responding to POGO’s Ben Freeman on Bluman v. FEC

Responding to POGO’s Ben Freeman on Bluman v. FEC

By Paul Sherman, Congress Shall Make No Law Writing for the Project on Government Oversight (POGO), Ben Freeman argues that my recent op-ed in The Wall Street Journal regarding Bluman v. FEC is “deceptively titled” and uses a “bait-and-switch tactic” to con people into believing the Congress shouldn’t have the power to ban political [...]