States' Rights, designed to curb federal power by the 10th amendment, led to the Civil War and helped the Solid South resist school integration. Now the doctrine is being invoked on behalf of undocumented workers, minority voting, legalized marijuana and regulations to curb climate change. With Trump Republicanism installed in Washington, California and other blue states say they're “strangers in a foreign land.” Why should they subsidize less productive states with federal taxes — when the Electoral College gives them less voting power?
A new 'Tea Party' emerges from the left
- Kevin de León - member of LA City Council and mayoral candidate - @kdeleon
- Steven Johnson - journalist - @stevenbjohnson
- Michael Barone - Washington Examiner / American Enterprise Institute - @MichaelBarone
- Heather Gerken - Yale Law School - @gerkenheather