For years, the left has leveraged the power of the federal government — often through the courts — to enact broad societal change. Progressives weren’t interested in academic debates over federalism — the proper balance between state powers and federal powers. They just wanted to put their policies in place.
But now that the White House is occupied by someone with a very different agenda, they’re seeing things more clearly now; more power to them. Empowering states to experiment with these policies — and many others — is exactly the approach we should take.