Robert Kagan warns, in the Washington Post, of the mobocratic dangers that a Trump presidency would too likely bring to America.  A slice:

What these people do not or will not see is that, once in power, Trump will owe them and their party nothing. He will have ridden to power despite the party, catapulted into the White House by a mass following devoted only to him. By then that following will have grown dramatically. Today, less than 5 percent of eligible voters have voted for Trump. But if he wins the election, his legions will comprise a majority of the nation. Imagine the power he would wield then. In addition to all that comes from being the leader of a mass following, he would also have the immense powers of the American presidency at his command: the Justice Department, the FBI, the intelligence services, the military. Who would dare to oppose him then? Certainly not a Republican Party that laid down before him even when he was comparatively weak. And is a man like Trump, with infinitely greater power in his hands, likely to become more humble, more judicious, more generous, less vengeful than he is today, than he has been his whole life? Does vast power un-corrupt?

Sheldon Richman reviews Jacob Levy’s new book entitled Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom.

In this video, Johan Norberg counsels us not to overreact to terrorism.

The great Shikha Dalmia laments an unholy alliance of anti-immigrationists and population-control fanatics.

Columbia University law professor Robert Jackson, writing in the Wall Street Journal, explains the benefits of on-line peer-to-peer lending fora – and he sensibly advises us to beware of government regulation of this beneficial financial-market development.  (I’m certain that my GMU colleague Todd Zywicki would agree.)

Nick Gillespie weighs in on the impending damage that will be done to workers by the Obama administration’s new overtime-pay rules.

It’s official!  Despite some uncultured and unscholarly opposition, the George Mason University School of Law will be renamed in honor of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

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