Richard Epstein examines the difficult legal and philosophical questions that emerge when widespread opt-outs from vaccination threaten herd immunity.

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Richard Epstein breaks down the fight between the Justice Department and the House over the Mueller Report, providing a history of executive privilege (what it is, what it isn’t, and where it came from), an examination of what it really means for Congress to hold someone in contempt, and explains when and under what circumstances the White House can prevent congressional testimony.

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As congressional Democrats accuse Attorney General William Barr of deliberate deception and Trump Administration officials refuse to honor congressional subpoenas, the executive and legislative branches find themselves on a collision course.

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Richard Epstein examines the controversies attending the Mueller Report and finds few heroes amidst the partisan squabbling.

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Richard Epstein considers the practical and legal difficulties around setting up reparations payments, and explores alternatives that may be more effective in fostering black mobility.

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Richard Epstein analyzes a controversial new policy at the Yale Law School that would withhold financial support from students who work with “discriminatory” institutions — a category that may include large numbers of religious organizations.

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Richard Epstein parses the conclusions of the Mueller report, the implications for the Trump Administration, and whether the investigation justified the resulting political dislocations.

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Richard Epstein explains how the Electoral College has morphed from the Founding Fathers’ intent — but why it is still the best way to pick a president.

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Richard Epstein grapples with a new wave of anti-semitism on the left, and explains why progressive notions of ‘tolerance’ often undermine pluralism.

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Richard Epstein looks at the resurgent popularity of rent control, explains the factors driving high housing prices in some of America’s largest metropolitan areas, and explains the economic, legal, and regulatory possibilities for bringing costs down.

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Richard Epstein uses the controversy over Green Book‘s best picture win to discuss how racial tension in America has become completely unmoored from the reality on the ground.

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Richard Epstein dismantles the Green New Deal’s assertions about climate change, agriculture, labor, diversity, and transportation.

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Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss Senator Elizabeth Warren’s call for an unprecedented “wealth tax,” and the constitutional problems that it raises. They also discuss the Supreme Court’s upcoming case on judicial “deference” to agencies’ legal interpretations (Kisor v. Wilkie).

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Richard Epstein looks at the policy ideas coming from potential Democratic presidential contenders, including a wealth tax, Medicare-for-all, the Green New Deal, a ban on share buybacks, and more.

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Richard Epstein commemorates the passing of Harold Demsetz and explains the enduring influence that he and other figures that emerged from the University of Chicago have had on public policy.

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Richard Epstein uses the recent strike in the L.A. Unified School District to explain the ways in which teacher unions often impede meaningful education reform.

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Richard Epstein examines legal and historical evidence to determine whether President Trump’s could really build a border wall by declaring a national emergency.

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Richard Epstein examines a recent ruling out of Texas declaring that the entirety of Obamacare is unconstitutional.

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Richard Epstein considers a trio of European controversies — the UK’s struggle with Brexit, the fuel tax protests in France, and the backlash to immigration in Germany — and analyzes what it means for the future of Europe.

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Richard Epstein warns against the dangers of the president bullying private business, explains how attempts to help the working class could backfire, and cautions against the Trump Administration’s use of tariffs.

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