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The China Quandary

The China Quandary

December 4, 2019

Richard Epstein considers how the U.S. should deal with China in light of the country’s internal human rights abuses and its increasingly aggressive assertions in Hong Kong.

Against ‘Common Good Capitalism’

Against ‘Common Good Capitalism’

November 26, 2019

Richard Epstein reacts to Marco Rubio’s proposal for a ‘Common Good Capitalism’ that would upend the relationship between workers and employers.

Crime & Punishment & Politics

Crime & Punishment & Politics

November 19, 2019

Richard Epstein looks at a wave of progressive reforms being embraced by Democratic presidential candidates and big city district attorneys, including decriminalizing quality-of-life crimes, eliminating cash bail, and sending fewer people to prison. He also considers whether America has a “mass incarceration” problem and whether there is evidence of racial bias in the criminal justice system.

DACA in the Dock

DACA in the Dock

November 14, 2019
Richard Epstein analyzes the question currently before the Supreme Court: is the Trump Administration within its rights to undo President Obama’s protections for children brought into the country illegally? What are the limits of unilateral executive action? And what obligation does the executive branch have to adequately explain policy changes that it makes on its own?
Confronting Your Impeacher?

Confronting Your Impeacher?

November 7, 2019

Richard Epstein examines the argument that the Sixth Amendment’s “confrontation clause” will compel the Ukraine whistleblower to reveal his or her identity — and be cross-examined by President Trump’s team.

Moving Left on Energy

Moving Left on Energy

October 31, 2019

Green energy policies at the state level are starting to have an impact — in all the wrong ways. From pipeline bans in New York to mandatory blackouts in California, The consequences are dire. And now progressives are looking to take similar policies national.

Failed (Administrative) State

Failed (Administrative) State

October 23, 2019

Richard Epstein previews his new book, “The Dubious Morality of the Modern Administrative State,” chronicling how the post-New Deal expansion of power within the executive branch has threatened the rule of law and the separation of powers.

The Many Plans of Elizabeth Warren

The Many Plans of Elizabeth Warren

October 18, 2019

In a scathing review, Richard Epstein parses the policy proposals at the center of Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign.

The Ongoing Impeachment Saga

The Ongoing Impeachment Saga

October 11, 2019

Richard Epstein responds to the latest developments in the House’s impeachment inquiry, including a detailed breakdown of the White House’s argument that it can refuse cooperation.

Impeachment Revisited

Impeachment Revisited

October 3, 2019

Richard Epstein reacts to the latest news in the impeachment saga surrounding President Trump.