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Please join us for the annual Walter Berns Constitution Day Lecture as Philip Hamburger considers recurring threats to the due process of law from extralegal power.

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Evidence from the recent nationwide Quinnipiac poll suggests millennials are souring on the Democratic candidates.

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a dinner at the USA Pavilion at the World Expo site in Shanghai May 22, 2010. Reuters

Hillary Clinton in 2009 set out to raise tens of millions of dollars from giant US corporations. In order to do so, she called on her cadre of lobbyist friends whose job was to hit up their clients and other corporations.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump signs autographs during the National Federation of Republican Assemblies at Rocketown in Nashville, Tennessee August 29, 2015. Reuters

There are many reasons the non-politicians — Trump, Ben Carson, and Carly Fiorina — are doing so well, but near the top is the fact that they haven’t internalized the language of political consultants and pundits.

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According to Fellow Marc Thiessen, Donald Trump and Jeb Bush have been engaged in a mutually beneficial feud. Bush has distinguished himself from the other Republican candidates, who have been unwilling to engage Trump, meanwhile Trump has solidified his position as the anti-establishment candidate.

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AEI Director of Education Policy Studies Rick Hess discusses GOP candidates and their criticisms of the Common Core.

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Polls from the summer demonstrate a disgust with Washington made evident by the fact that the top four Republican candidates — Trump, Carson, Fiorina and Cruz — are all political outsiders.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton directs a group picture with students and teachers after taking part in a roundtable of young Nevadans discussing immigration, as she campaigns for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, at Rancho High School in Las Vegas, Nevada May 5, 2015. Reuters

The vast majority of illegal immigrants would voluntarily cooperate with Trump’s plan. Sorry, Hillary Clinton, no “boxcars” necessary.

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Joe Biden grapples with decision whether or not to make a presidential run as political outsiders dominate Republican polls. Eventually, would Cruz be able to capitalize on a Trump failure?

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Will the roiling controversy over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server turn Democrats against her? One certain fact is that the email problem will not go away.

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The American voting public has not taken kindly to flip-flopping candidates. What this means for Donald Trump’s evolving positions moving forward.

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