Federalist Papers – Essay #82

In Essay #82,The Judiciary Continued, Alexander Hamilton addresses the concern about conflicts arising from the existence of federal and state courts – the “doctrine of concurrent jurisdiction,” i.e., which courts have primary jurisdiction, and how appeals should be made from lower courts to higher. He is explaining the passage in the Constitution that states, “The […]

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Federalist Papers – The “Production Skill” in Action

It should be pretty clear by now that the authors of the Federalist Papers were quite well-grounded in the “Critical Skills.” One of those skills – the “Production Skill” – rather simple in concept, but sometimes hard to actually do. The Production Skill, as you may recall, is often referred to as “making it happen.” […]

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Biological and Cognitive Underpinnings of Religious Fundamentalism

Dr. Jordan Grafman, Neuropsychologist and Director of Brain Injury Research at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab (SRAL) and a faculty member at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine is the leader of a major international project on the neural basis of human beliefs that addressed the question: Is there any correlation between an individual’s cognitive […]

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