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- 01/05/18--05:57: _Against Skidmore De...
- 01/31/18--03:30: _The Trump Administr...
- 02/02/18--07:01: _Left-Liberal Justif...
- 03/21/18--02:00: _We the Bureaucrats
- 03/22/18--02:00: _Democratic Persuasi...
- 04/18/18--03:00: _Blurred Lines in Co...
- 01/05/18--05:57: Against Skidmore Deference
- 03/21/18--02:00: We the Bureaucrats
- 03/22/18--02:00: Democratic Persuasion and the Weakness of Social Democracy
- 04/18/18--03:00: Blurred Lines in Contemporary Warfare
Skidmore deference purports to be about recognizing expertise, but it operates to confer an advantage on agencies.
Mike Lofgren argues that the Deep State controls everything, but he attributes too much to malice, and not enough to ignorance and self-interest.
The bureaucracy possesses the power to make law and dictate how its statutes should be interpreted - this flies in the face of the separation of powers.
Gillian Metzger argues that the administrative state is constitutionally required, an argument possible only if you ignore original meaning.
Democracy is subject to many forms of persuasion, within and without: this should be cause to give central governments less power, not more.
There seems to be an inevitable erosion of limits to military power in the United States, and Rosa Brooks helps us understand how this happened.