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Monday, December 12, 2005 

Cato Unbound

I recently added a link to Cato Unbound to the right hand side of the page. Instead of just creating a blog, the Cato Institute has done something a bit different. Cato Unbound is blog-like, but more like an opinion magazine than a pure blog. For example, James Buchanan wrote an article outlining three Constitutional Amendments that he would support. Then, a series of responses are added periodically, analyzing and critiquing the original article. It reminds me of the Becker-Posner blog because of its depth (and slower pace as far as the updates go). The current discussion about amendments is incredibly interesting if you're into that sort of thing (and I am). I particularly enjoyed Judge Alex Kozinski's reply essay, especially the following part...
But if we do want to shake things up a bit, if we do want to cut down on the power and scope of the federal government, if we do want to make a radical-yet somewhat predictable-—change in the way we operate as a nation, we can accomplish this by a single amendment, comprised of only 15 words: "The sixteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed."”
I hope to see the day, Your Honor. I hope to see the day.

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