A Constitution in Crisis?: A Discussion with Ross Douthat, Marc Thiessen, and Gary Gregg

The response to COVID-19 has only accelerated dangerous trends that grant government more and more power.

What does the staggering growth of the federal government—and of presidential powers especially—mean for our constitutional republic? How will it affect executive power? What will it mean for our representative democracy—how we vote, when we vote, and whether the Electoral College endures?

Explore these questions in a discussion with three leading conservative thinkers—all ISI alumni:

  • Ross Douthat, New York Times op-ed columnist and bestselling author
  • Gary Gregg, director of the McConnell Center for Political Leadership at the University of Louisville and an expert on the presidency and the Electoral College
  • Marc Thiessen, Fox News contributor, Washington Post columnist, and former chief speechwriter to President George W. Bush

America has a lot at stake—including our Constitution and the essential balance between order and liberty. But you won’t hear about what’s really happening from mainstream media sources. So tune in to hear this all-star panel of ISI alumni.

This discussion was recorded June 3, 2020.

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