Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 73)

  • “A Candidate for Our Time”

    That’s what Matthew Iglesias called Hillary Clinton in a recent Vox post. Why? Because she’s willing to bend–or even break–the law in order to get what she wants: From her adventures in cattle trading to chairing a policymaking committee in her husband’s White House to running for…
    Jon Guze, October 8, 2015
  • This Must Have Implications for Prison Reform

    Yesterday, the Guardian reported that: Months after winning a national title, Harvard’s debate team has fallen to a group of New York prison inmates. The showdown took place at the Eastern correctional facility in New York, a maximum-security prison where convicts can take courses taught…
    Jon Guze, October 8, 2015
  • Good News

    They say that good news travels fast, but, as John Goodman explains in a recent post at, the good news about the global economy doesn’t seem to be travelling very fast at all: It’s a “moral outrage,” Barack Obama told the United Nations delegates last week. He…
    Jon Guze, October 6, 2015
  • Walter Russell Mead Explains How the TTP “Exposes Contradictions in the American Left”

    Yesterday the US and 11 other Pacific rim countries announced agreement on the terms of a huge trade pact called the Trans-pacific Trade Partnership (TTP). Bernie Sanders immediately tweeted his opposition (“I will do all I can to defeat the TTP agreement”), perfectly illustrating a point that Walter Russell Read makes in a recent post…
    Jon Guze, October 6, 2015
  • Do Armed Civilians Ever Stop Mass Shootings?

    The answer is, Yes! In a blog post published yesterday, Eugene Volokh describes 8 recent examples and notes that: Naturally, such examples will be rare. Even in states which allow concealed carry, there often aren’t people near a shooting who have a gun on them at the…
    Jon Guze, October 5, 2015
  • Beyond “Kludgeocracy”

    Two years ago, in an article entitled “Kludgeocracy in America,” a political science professor from Johns Hopkins named Steven Teles suggested that: In recent decades, American politics has been dominated, at least rhetorically, by a battle over the size of government. But that is not what the next few decades…
    Jon Guze, September 25, 2015
  • A Cautiously Optimistic Prognosis for Traditional North Carolina Barbecue

    Washington Post food critic Jim Shahin says he came to North Carolina expecting to prepare an autopsy for traditional wood-smoked NC barbecue. He begins with an example of NC barbecue at its best–Grady’s BBQ in Dudley: Its barbecue is so good, it’s worth driving nearly three hours round-trip for a plate.
    Jon Guze, September 24, 2015
  • We’re number 16! We’re number 16!

    That’s the title of a recent post by David Henderson at Econlog, in which he discusses America’s continuing fall in the economic freedom standings: Four years ago, when the then latest issue of Economic Freedom of the World was published, I wrote a post titled “We’re Number 10!…
    Jon Guze, September 21, 2015