“After the Constitution was ratified, foreigners and even monarchs from other nations believed the president was a king under the title of president. The president had many of the powers monarchs had — he was commander-in-chief, had the power to make treaties and judicial appointments, and could grant pardons. The U.S. Electoral College recalled the […]
A game of brinksmanship is being played out in the legislative and executive branches. Congress and the president must agree on a budget to avert a government shutdown.
Freedom also has its costs. That is precisely why we fear it. And the freedoms we have long honored – and that Egypt, Tunisia and other countries are now themselves seeking to embrace – is no different.
Last week I served as a judge for a high school civics competition and it surprised me a little that, unlike at the Constitutional Convention itself, there was not a single voice of dissent.
In this feature from the Washington Post, six new members of Congress relate the personal roots of their political ambitions and what it means to them to serve in Congress.
In a new series, Dissenters’ Corner, our columnists debate the recent turmoil in Wisconsin … and the conclusions may “shock” you.
A trip to the dentist, cursing and what it means for the future of civility in this nation.
With all the lip-service being paid to the Constitution these days, you’d think unions would get a bit more respect. Without the sacrifices of union activists, the Constitution’s promise of free speech might never have become a reality.
We asked eight Civility and Democracy panelists for their perspectives on the Egyptian revolution in less than 250 words.
In 2009 the national quit rate was 16.8 percent, a figure that reflected the depressed economy. In the Senate it was 18 percent. Why?