Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt delivers the keynote address are the Claremont Institute's 2016 Constitution Day Celebration.
Dean Reuter, Hans A. von Spakovsky, and Lawrence VanDyke discuss our increasingly politicized executive branch.
Judge Alice Batchelder accepts the Claremont Institute's 2016 Jurisprudence Award.
John Malcolm, John Shu, Michael Uhlmann, and John Yoo discuss the erosion of the separation of powers.
Claremont Institute Senior Fellow and Claremont Review of Books Editor Charles Kesler joins The Seth Leibsohn Show to discuss the postmodern campus, conservatism's post-election future, and much more.
In this town hall, Dr. John C. Eastman, Founding Director of the Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, the Equal Justice Coalition's Jay Feinberg, and Trent England of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs for a tele-town hall discuss the history and future of the 17th Amendment.
The framers of the U.S. Constitution created an elegant system of checks and balances in order to limit the power of the federal government. Key to their design was the division of Congress into two houses: a lower house, elected directly by the people, and an upper house, with its members selected by the state legislatures. But in 1913, the 17th Amendment turned this system on its head by providing for the direct election of senators and disenfranchising the sovereign states. Today, with Congress's approval at record lows and a central government that grows larger by the day, perhaps it is time to ask if this experiment has run its course. Perhaps it is time to consider repealing the 17th Amendment.
Claremont Institute board member Dr. Robert Curry is joined by historian Victor Davis Hanson for a discussion of Dr. Curry's new book, "Common Sense Nation: Unlocking the Power of the American Idea."