“I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired. Being the US Attorney in SDNY will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life.” (@PreetBharara, tweeted at 11:29 AM, March 11)Preet Bharara was born in Firozpur, Punjab, India in 1968, immigrating with his Sikh father and Hindu mother to New Jersey in 1970. A […]

The vote on the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court will be a turning point in the history of American governance. The battle over Gorsuch’s nomination has brought the extreme ideological polarization of the American government to dizzying heights, pitting Democrats and Republicans against one another in an epic political showdown. Last […]

“No Taxation without Representation”The state license plates of over 600,000 Washington, DC residents display this slogan. Every car serves as a reminder that the city that houses the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court is unable to fully participate in the democracy it harbors. DC citizens recently voted in favor of a referendum to make DC […]

From picket protests in Alaska to student walkouts in Oregon, protesters expressed fierce resistance to the confirmation of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. The intensity of the opposition pushed two Republican senators to break rank, leading to a 50-50 split on her confirmation vote and forcing Vice President Mike Pence to cast an unprecedented tie-breaking […]

In 1962, leading libertarian economist Milton Friedman published Capitalism and Freedom, a treatise on the value of free markets for a liberal and open society. In it, he attacked the Federal Reserve, consumer protection, occupational licensure, and many other forms of government intervention in the economy. However, far from what one would expect from a […]

Rex Tillerson has brushed up against China before. So have his competitors. In 2006, Chevron executives thought they had spotted a golden opportunity to expand their operations in Asia after noticing a body of water in the South China Sea that potentially contained a plethora of reserves. The area has a history of conflict with […]