US finds Russia in breach of nuclear treaty
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US finds Russia in breach of nuclear treaty

In light of these facts, the United States today declares it has found Russia in material breach of the treaty, and we’ll suspend our obligations as a remedy effective in 60 days unless Russia returns to full and verifiable compliance. It won’t come to a surprise as anyone what the United States is thinking, how […]

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The Founders and Us
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The Founders and Us

Peter Robinson: Welcome to Uncommon Knowledge. I’m Peter Robinson, a senior editor of National Review and a columnist for the New York Observer, Richard Brookhiser grew up in Rochester and graduated from Yale. He is the author of nearly a dozen books, including What Would the Founders Do? And most recently, George Washington on Leadership. […]

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21. A Union Without Power
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21. A Union Without Power

Today’s lecture basically is titled “A Union Without Power.” In past years I’ve titled it, “Powers — “Problems of the Confederation,” and you’ll see why, by the end of the lecture. On Tuesday I started to talk about the larger question of the legacy of the Revolution and the process of governance, and I started […]

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22. The Road to a Constitutional Convention
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22. The Road to a Constitutional Convention

Prof: Coming in to the home stretch. We’re moving towards the Constitution; it’s kind of amazing, kind of weird. And so, as a matter of fact, that’s what we’re going to be doing with today’s lecture, which is going to get us on the road to the Federal Convention. Now just a quick review before […]

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The American Revolution  – OverSimplified (Part 1)
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The American Revolution – OverSimplified (Part 1)

*Fancy music* “Hooooooly smokes!” Christopher Columbus! That is no way to address the King and Queen of Spain! What is wrong with you?” “Ok. Ok!” “So you know how we’re looking for a new trade route to India, right?” “Right” “And the earth is round, right?” “Right.” “So I’m thinking we can just sail the […]

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