Government & Law

David Dreier talks to Conan Nolan of KNBC

Trustee and former Rep. David Dreier ’75 was interviewed by KNBC on Nov. 21. Dreier, who founded the Dreier Roundtable at CMC, was a member of Congress for 32 years and chaired the powerful House Rules Committee.

See links to the two interviews below:

NBC4's Conan Nolan asks Dreier about President-elect Donald Trump and immigration, healthcare… and Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Prof. Zach Courser speaks at the Reagan Library

Prof. Mark Blitz

CMC professor of political philosophy Mark Blitz sat down with Bill Kristol to discuss the meaning of individual natural rights and why they form the basis of American government.

Blitz and Kristol also considered critiques of American liberal democracy—among them that the American regime promotes inequality or leads to a lowering of standards. Blitz addressed these criticisms and explained why the American regime remains solid and defensible. The conversation is part of Kristol's Conversations with Bill Kristol series.

U.S. flag illustration

"According to pundits and political scientists, this summer's Republican convention was basically a reactionary reverie in racism and nativism by Donald Trump's white, working and lower middle-class political base," Prof. Fred Lynch writes in the Washington Examiner.

Read the full article.

Antonin Scalia portrait at memorial service

Antonin Scalia's greatest legacy will be the originalist stamp he put on the Supreme Court, writes CMC Prof. Ralph Rossum in an opinion piece in the Washington Examiner.

Rossum, the Salvatori Professor of American Constitutionalism, noted that briefs citing a constitutional originalist argument went from 7 percent of the total briefs filed to 35 percent in Scalia's two decades on the court.

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