Monthly Archives: December 2013

How a Republic Dies

by Diane Rufino, December 30, 2013 One of my all-time favorite HBO series is ROME, starring Kevin McKidd and Ray Stevenson.  Borrowing on a theme similar to Forrest Gump, the series follows the journey of two men in Julius Caesar’s … Continue reading

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Two Ways of Educating

        by  Diane Rufino, December 24, 2013 At some schools, usually independent (not accepting federal dollars) and religious, students read old books, including Plato’s Republic.  In the Republic, they read the story of Gyges’ ring that makes the wearer of … Continue reading

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A Review of Federalism: The Significance of James Madison’s Report of 1800

‘ A Review of Federalism:  The significance of James Madison’s Report of 1800 in Transforming the 10th Amendment into the Predominant Provision Recognized by the Courts in Protecting Federalism  by Diane Rufino, December 8, 2013 **  This article is taken … Continue reading

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