Aug. 16, 2012
Was Madison's "cure" to a tyranny of the majority and the mischiefs of faction effective?
We didn't think the Vice President could give us any more gaffes to work with.
Organizations are suing the EPA demanding that they apply the law in a new, expanded way that increases the agency's jurisdiction, and the EPA is just settling out of court, granting itself expanded powers to wield its enforcement cudgel against people and job creators who were previously outside their grasp. And now the agency refuses to respond to FOIA requests on this issue.
While Vice Presidents have very few constitutional powers and roles, the role that Ryan now has in forcing a political debate on the future of entitlement programs will be his biggest.