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Is The Pending Deal With Iran Over Its Nuclear Program A Treaty – Or Not? – Guest Essayist: Colin Hanna

Why Separate Government Powers? – Guest Essayist: James D. Best

James Madison Would Have Said Balanced And Checked – Guest Essayist: James D. Best

This Week, 63 Years Ago-April 8, 1952: Truman Seizes Control of the Steel Industry by Executive Order-What Did the Supreme Court Decide & Why? Part I – Guest Essayist: Professor Joerg Knipprath

Could a President Take Over The Coal Industry? It Happened With The Steel Industry And Congress Did Nothing – Guest Essayist: Professor Joerg Knipprath

Why The U.S. House Is Suing The Obama Administration – Guest Essayist: Hadley Heath Manning

To Rein In Spending, Congress Must Act – Guest Essayist: Scot Faulkner

The IRS’ Reach Into Political Speech – Guest Essayist: Andrew Langer

How Executive Overreach Affects Your Liberties – Guest Essayist: James Legee

Federalism On Life Support: The Affordable Care Act And How It Affects You – Guest Essayist: Troy Kickler

The Imperial Obama Presidency and the Demise of Checks and Balances – Guest Essayist: U.S. Senator Ted Cruz

The Geneva College Case: Edelweiss and Rights of Conscience Today– Guest Essayist: Kevin Theriot

Can Congress Stop Federal Agencies From Running Riot Over Your Liberties? Yes. – Guest Essayist: George Landrith

From President Bush’s Iraq Invasion & Patriot Act to President Obama’s Immigration Amnesty & Minimum Wage Hike: The Roots of Executive Overreach in Lincoln & Roosevelt’s Administrations – Guest Essayist: Paul Schwennesen

How Did Executive Overreach Come About? How Was It Excused? Woodrow Wilson’s Role…. – Guest Essayist: Professor Will Morrisey

Power To The Regulators! – Guest Essayist: James D. Best

Do You Know How Many Wars Congress Has Formally Declared War In? HINT: It’s Fewer Than You Think – Guest Essayist: Tony Williams

How Can Words On Parchment Constrain Executive Overreach? Guest Essayist: James D. Best

President Obama’s Drone Policy Could Benefit From General Washington’s Wisdom – Guest Essayist: Logan Beirne

What James Madison Teaches Us About NSA Surveillance – Guest Essayist: Logan Beirne

King V. Burwell: Finding A Path Forward After An Executive Overreach – Guest Essayist: Grace Marie Turner

Congress’ Communication Breakdown – Guest Essayist: Scot Faulkner

What Happens When The Executive Branch Tries To Make Law: The Evolution Of The Contraceptive Mandate And The “Accommodations” That Failed To Respect Protected Conscience Rights – Guest Essayist: Steven H. Aden

America On The Brink Of Losing Constitutional Form Of Government Forever – Guest Essayist: Phil Kerpen

The Most Effectual Weapon Against Executive Overreach: The Power Of The Purse – Guest Essayist: Senator Mike Lee

The Inevitability of Executive Overreach – Guest Essayist: Kyle Scott

Operation Choke Point: Agencies Getting Around The Constitution’s Protections – Guest Essayist: Andrew Langer

Guess How Many Changes President Obama Has Unilaterally Made To The Affordable Care Act? A Running List! – Guest Essayists: Tyler Hartsfield And Grace-Marie Turner

The Regulatory State: Beyond The Founder’s Vision – Guest Essayist: Peter Roff

Stop Using The IRS As A Bludgeon – Guest Essayist: James D. Best

The Executive Branch’s Growing Disrespect For Administrative Due Process – Guest Essayist: Lawrence J. Spiwak

What Government By “The Consent Of The Governed” Looks Like – Guest Essayist: Brion McClanahan

Common Core: Federal Overreach Into A State Issue – Guest Essayist: Hadley Heath Manning

Presidential Power And The “Nuclear Deal” With Iran – Guest Essayist: Joerg Knipprath

The Constitutional Tools Of Foreign Relations – Guest Essayist: Professor Joerg Knipprath

Implementing The Affordable Care Act: The Executive Branch’s Liberties With Statutory Language – Guest Essayist: Grace-Marie Turner

Executive Overreach And Its Effect On The Constitution’s Structural Safeguards Of Liberty – Guest Essayist: Professor Joerg Knipprath

Undemocratic: How Unelected, Unaccountable Bureaucrats Are Stealing Your Liberty and Freedom (Part 1) – Guest Essayist: Jay Sekulow

Undemocratic: How Unelected, Unaccountable Bureaucrats Are Stealing Your Liberty and Freedom (Part 2) – Guest Essayist: Jay Sekulow

Department Of Education Power Grab: The “Opt Out” Debate – Guest Essayist: Elliot Engstrom

An Underhanded Usurpation Of Popular Sovereignty – Guest Essayist: Nancy Salvato

Undemocratic: How Unelected, Unaccountable Bureaucrats Are Stealing Your Liberty and Freedom (Part 3) – Guest Essayist: Jay Sekulow

Immigration Reform By Pen? – Guest Essayist: Tony Williams

Undemocratic: How Unelected, Unaccountable Bureaucrats Are Stealing Your Liberty and Freedom (Part 4) – Guest Essayist: Jay Sekulow

How The Federalists Viewed Human Nature And Its Impact on The Resulting Government System In The United States of America (Part 1) – Guest Essayist: Amy Rofail

How The Federalists Viewed Human Nature And Its Impact on The Resulting Government System In The United States of America (Part 2) – Guest Essayist: Amy Rofail

When Waters Aren’t Waters At All: Executive Branch Over-Reaching And Federal Land Use Controls (Part 1) – Guest Essayist: Andrew Langer

When Waters Aren’t Waters At All: Executive Branch Over-Reaching And Federal Land Use Controls (Part 2) – Guest Essayist: Andrew Langer

Stopping The Usurpation Of Advice And Consent – Guest Essayist: Scot Faulkner

Why Are TPA And TPP Being Referred To As Obamatrade? – Guest Essayist: Nancy Salvato

Undemocratic: How Unelected, Unaccountable Bureaucrats Are Stealing Your Liberty and Freedom (Part 5) – Guest Essayist: Jay Sekulow

Undemocratic: How Unelected, Unaccountable Bureaucrats Are Stealing Your Liberty and Freedom (Part 6) – Guest Essayist: Jay Sekulow

Fear Of An Overly Powerful Executive? As American As Apple Pie – Guest Essayist: James D. Best

Common Core: All Too Common Overreach – Guest Essayist: Cynthia Dunbar

Who’s To Blame For Presidential Overreach? We Are – Guest Essayist: Byron Schlomach

Dear Mr. President – Guest Essayist: Logan Beirne

Real Possibility Of A Federal Takeover Of Elections: The Role Of The U.S. Department Of Justice Aiding And Abetting Progressive Organizations To Weaken States’ Voting Laws – Guest Essayist: Catherine Engelbrecht

What Would George Washington Say About The U.S. Now? – Guest Essayist: Logan Beirne

Save The Sawbuck – Guest Essayist: Logan Beirne

Judicial Activism Rescues Obamacare – Guest Essayist: Nancy Salvato

The Supreme Court: Paving The Way For Executive Branch Overreach – Guest Essayist: Elliot Engstrom

Examining The Use Of Administrative Actions In The Implementation Of The Affordable Care Act – Guest Essayist: Grace-Marie Turner

‘Forced Sale’ Of Drugs Could Endanger Patient Safety – Guest Essayist: Grace-Marie Turner

Treasury Department Overreach? – Guest Essayist: Tony Williams

Another ACA Treasury Regulation That Lacks Statutory Authority – Guest Essayist: Grace-Marie Turner

What’s In a Name? The Controversy over the Washington Redskins – Guest Essayist: Tony Williams

Immigration Reform And Executive Orders: Imperfect Together – Guest Essayist: Will Morrisey

Saxton v. FHFA – Have FHFA And The Treasury Exceeded Their Limited Authority Under HERA? – Guest Essayist: Logan Beirne

Untried Weapons – Repairing The Tattered Remains Of A Constitution That Has Not Been Tried And Found Wanting, But That Has Been Found Difficult; And Left Untried (Part 1)* – Guest Essayist: David Eastman

Untried Weapons – Repairing The Tattered Remains Of A Constitution That Has Not Been Tried And Found Wanting, But That Has Been Found Difficult; And Left Untried (Part 2) – Guest Essayist: David Eastman

The Heat Is On: Global Warming And The EPA (Part 1) – Guest Essayist: Phil Kerpen

Untried Weapons – Repairing The Tattered Remains Of A Constitution That Has Not Been Tried And Found Wanting, But That Has Been Found Difficult; And Left Untried (Part 3) – Guest Essayist: David Eastman

Small Businesses Threatened With $36,500 IRS Fines For Helping Employees With Health Costs – Guest Essayist: Grace-Marie Turner

The Heat Is On: Global Warming And The EPA (Part 2) – Guest Essayist: Phil Kerpen

Untried Weapons – Repairing The Tattered Remains Of A Constitution That Has Not Been Tried And Found Wanting, But That Has Been Found Difficult; And Left Untried (Part 4) – Guest Essayist: David Eastman

Untried Weapons – Repairing The Tattered Remains Of A Constitution That Has Not Been Tried And Found Wanting, But That Has Been Found Difficult; And Left Untried (Part 5) – Guest Essayist: David Eastman

Death, Taxes & Bureaucratic Overreach: The EPA’s Relentless, Unconstitutional War On Coal – Guest Essayist: Congressman Morgan Griffith

The Heat Is On: Global Warming And The EPA (Part 3) – Guest Essayist: Phil Kerpen

The Heat Is On: Global Warming And The EPA (Part 4) – Guest Essayist: Phil Kerpen

The Heat Is On: Global Warming And The EPA (Part 5) – Guest Essayist: Phil Kerpen

It’s Time To Let Native Americans Practice Their Faith – Guest Essayist: Kristina Arriaga

The Heat Is On: Global Warming And The EPA (Part 6) – Guest Essayist: Phil Kerpen

Untried Weapons — Repairing The Tattered Remains Of A Constitution That Has Not Been Tried And Found Wanting, But That Has Been Found Difficult; And Left Untried (Part 6) – Guest Essayist: David Eastman

The Heat Is On: Global Warming And The EPA (Part 7) – Guest Essayist: Phil Kerpen

Untried Weapons — Repairing The Tattered Remains Of A Constitution That Has Not Been Tried And Found Wanting, But That Has Been Found Difficult; And Left Untried (Part 7) – Guest Essayist: David Eastman

The “Living” Constitution – Guest Essayist: Will Morrisey

House Litigation Seeks To Defend The Constitution – Guest Essayist: The Honorable John Boehner, 53rd Speaker Of The U.S. House Of Representatives

The Federal Fruit and Vegetable Cartels – Guest Essayist: Daren Bakst