30 Issues: The Tenth Amendment

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: The division of power between state and federal government. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.


Open Prep: Questions, Articles, and Links to Get You Started:

Key Questions:

  • Why does the Tea Party want to weaken Washington?
  • Which matters should be legislated by the states?
  • What are your key questions on this topic? Post them below and get the conversation going!


    Jeffrey Toobin, staff writer for The New Yorker and CNN legal analyst, talks about the 10th amendment struggles in the court and his new book, The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court

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    Comments [8]

    Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

    Did WNYC drop the BBC?

    Good to hear that the dollars WNYC begs for will not be leaving the US.

    Oct. 31 2012 02:25 PM
    Sheldon from Brooklyn

    Landless - what nonsense, NYC had the worst storm in its history and you care about a flippin' BBC news hour, that will spend most of its time covering the storm all the way from London anyway.

    You need the BBC for your daily Syrian bodycount? They have a website and a podcast - go use it.

    Oct. 31 2012 11:55 AM
    Etienne from Park Slope, Brooklyn

    Do we have info on cell phone service?It seems to be still down.Thank you

    Oct. 31 2012 11:15 AM
    The Truth from Becky

    There will not be a "president romney" -Mr. "Self Deportation"

    Oct. 31 2012 10:46 AM
    Calls'em from McLean, VA

    The 0bama regime proves the point that was started during the Bush admin that Executive is too strong and will be broken up under Romney. The strongest office in America should be at the County level. That will never happen again, but restoration of the State and Local power is imperative and I can see 4-6 federal agencies being dismantled under President Romney.

    Oct. 30 2012 11:28 AM
    Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

    I'm Valerie Jarrett .... and I approve this message for my BFF Barry.

    Well, gee, who couldn't thank Brian enough for his bias in our favor every day on his show? (...and he NEVER mentions the Benghazi cover-up.)

    Oct. 30 2012 11:24 AM
    David from Flatbush

    Did the internet steam just die? Stopped and doesn't seem to be coming back.

    Oct. 30 2012 09:05 AM
    landless from Brooklyn

    Shame on WNYC for canceling the BBC Newshour. The storm will last for hours; I can look out my window, but I don't know what is happening in Syria or Lebanon. The media has done a fine job alerting the public to the hazard of the storm. Now the media should continue to report on the state of the world.

    Oct. 29 2012 09:11 AM

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