For over 200 years the Federalist papers have been an important tool for legal scholars studying the Constitution and the thinking of the authors at the time of its writing. These “papers” were essentially “op-eds” published in various venues, used by the writers of the Constitution to sell the value of what they’d created to the American public. Originalists find them invaluable, but legal minds of all sorts have found them useful in clarifying the underlying debates and intent of various aspects of our seminal document. Federalist 10, in particular, written by James Madison, has loomed large in shaping our…

Joel Cawley

After 20 years as IBM VP of Corp Strategy Mr. Cawley retired in 2016 and now spends his time consulting and writing on business, economics and politics.

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