The legislative process created by the Constitution is based on majority rule. But constitutional ideals are not always backed up by constitutional mandates.
Congress is back from recess today. See how their summer stacks up against a famous summer long ago.
European leaders, concerned about the growing fiscal crisis on that continent are examining the structure of the European Union, specifically the constitutional provision requiring decisions on many issues of importance to be determined by a unanimous vote of the member nations. That repeats the mistake of America’s first governing document, the Articles of Confederation, that… [Continue Reading]
Test your history knowledge. Just remember, no cheating!
To our Fellows, and all other interested journalists, I suggest that you do what I did a few hours ago. I examined the news from the past week or so and came up with dozens of stories that have constitutional implications. Take a look at five of them… 1) “This is all about safety, not… [Continue Reading]
“History is bunk,” pronounced Henry Ford in an expression that was widely appreciated in his era and in eras since. So you have to admire the members of the Tea Party, if only for their earnest attempts to reverse Americans’ aversion to the past by injecting “history” into the public dialogue. This is a movement… [Continue Reading]
How did smallpox impact the American Revolution?
Here are 10 things you should know about the bipartisan committee charged with reducing the federal deficit.
The Medal is our nation’s highest award for valor in action against an enemy force.
The issue festered year after year while most national leaders chose to look the other way.