Dean Baker for Truthout: It doesn't seem plausible that we can downsize the federal government by more than 40 percent relative to current levels and still expect it to function. Unfortunately, the Trump budget is not the first time the Republicans have proposed largely eliminating the federal government.
During this time of controversy on campuses over the place of free speech within current political struggles, the role of the Federalist Society provides an example of how the conservative movement successfully legitimizes itself and spreads its message.
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