Richard Epstein examines efforts by the new Republican Congress to restrict the power of federal regulators, and explains the history of how unelected administrators came to hold so much political power. At the conclusion of this podcast, Professor Epstein states that President Trump is “heading for disaster” and calls for him to resign.

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Richard Epstein analyzes the major initiatives on health care, trade, immigration, regulation, and crime coming out of the first week of the Trump Administration.

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On an Inauguration Day installment of Law Talk, Professors Epstein and Yoo are casting one last glance toward the Obama Administration and taking on the big questions around the dawning of the Trump era.

First, the professors react to President Obama’s clemency for Chelsea Manning — and explore why the Founding Fathers gave the president such sweeping pardon powers anyway. Then, they take the long view: how will history remember the Obama years? (Spoiler alert: neither professor is anticipating Abe Lincoln being bumped off the $5 anytime soon).

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Richard Epstein examines efforts by the new Republican Congress to restrict the power of federal regulators, and explains the history of how unelected administrators came to hold so much political power.

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Victor Davis Hanson examines the constituent parts of Donald Trump’s political beliefs and attempts to deduce the animating principles of Trumpism.

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Light news week, not much to talk about. Let’s see, we’ve got Troy Senik sitting in for Rob Long. We’ve got The Washington Examiner’s Byron York guiding guys through the confirmation hearings, Trump’s battles with the media. We’ve got some marriage advice for Ricochet member @Josh. And we’ve got Lileks on sentient machines and Apple’s descent into irrelevancy. Ho hum.

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Richard Epstein breaks down the complicated path to replacing Obamacare without destabilizing America’s healthcare system.

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It’s the end of the year and Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are in a globetrotting mood. First, what effect will the Obama Administration’s acquiescence to the UN’s anti-Israel motion have on the future of the Middle East? Then, is the White House doing enough to sanction Russia — and is President-Elect Trump taking the threat seriously enough? Then, closer to home, will President Obama’s last-minute executive actions be able to survive the Trump Administration? Can your Alexa be used against you in a murder case? And what 2016 passing has John Yoo the most depressed? (SPOILER ALERT: it’s culinary in nature).

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Richard Epstein looks at how the modern regulatory regime has slowed development and hindered infrastructure projects.

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Victor Davis Hanson describes how higher education and the media have eroded — and provides recommendations for reforming each.

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Victor Davis Hanson looks at the controversies around Donald Trump’s relationship with the Russian government and analyzes the trajectory of Washington’s relationship with Moscow.

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Richard Epstein responds to the controversy over Russia’s meddling in the presidential election, Donald Trump’s national security team, and the president-elect’s skepticism of the One China policy.

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Richard Epstein explains why both the legal and policy complexities of immigration make the issue more difficult to tackle than most pundits imagine.

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Victor Davis Hanson provides cultural and historical context for Donald Trump’s presidential victory and speculates on what the early days of the new administration may yield.

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Richard Epstein describes how government interventions have driven the Golden State’s housing prices to extraordinary heights.

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It’s the first post-election Law Talk, and Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are here to answer all your questions about the Trump Administration: are there legal consequences for the incoming president’s potential conflicts of interest? Could a President Trump really strip flag-burners of their citizenship? Will Attorney General Jeff Sessions thwart marijuana legalization in the states?

Plus, what Obama Administration initiatives will be hardest to undo? And exactly what responsibility do members of the Electoral College have to voters? Then stick around to hear Epstein on California’s bizarre new IMDB law and Yoo on gambling in the Caribbean. In other words, just another day in the faculty lounge.

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Richard Epstein looks at the legal and policy controversies emanating from the office of the president-elect.

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Richard Epstein shares his reaction on learning that Donald Trump will be the 45th president and provides recommendations for the new administration’s policy agenda.

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Victor Davis Hanson explains why many Americans are increasingly removed from the nation’s core political, economic, and cultural institutions.

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Victor Davis Hanson explains why many Americans are increasingly removed from the nation’s core political, economic, and cultural institutions.

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