Assume Bernie Sanders is president; what then?

It’s been kind of fun watching Bernie Sanders fans talk about all the things he’s going to do as president. Look, I get that kind of enthusiasm. I was a Ron Paul supporter in 2008 and 2012 AND I’m a Cubs fan, so I know all about believing despite the odds. But seriously, is there any way Bernie can do even a fraction of what he’s proposing? Not really, no. The most insurmountable problem in front of a potential President Sanders is Congress. Even in an optimistic scenario, Republicans are…

On Constitution Day 2015, Hatch Speaks on Responsible Governing [UPH Wire]

On Constitution Day 2015, Hatch Speaks on Responsible Governing Washington, D.C.—In honor of the 227th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution, Senator Hatch took to the Senate floor to discuss the vital role the Constitution plays in responsible governing. Hatch has spoken several times about the need to restore function to the Senate to ensure that the institution lives up to its constitutional duties. (Via  YouTube) In his remarks, Hatch quoted James Madison, widely considered the” Father of the Constitution.”                    James Madison called the…

Separation of Powers 101, or Stormont Wants to Be a Legislator

Capitol at night

Two hundred and fifty years after the US Constitution took Montesquieu’s The Spirit of the Laws seriously and separated the executive, legislative and judicial functions, some still want to be everything. Take for example, Charles Stormont, the Utah Democratic candidate for Attorney General. A Texas transplant to Utah, his campaign platform sounds not unlike someone who wants to impose Texas justice on every policy he can get his hands on. He doesn’t like Utah’s ethics laws, the three ethics committees and processes already in the Attorney General’s office, or the people who…