Mar 25

Libya, war powers, and the power of persuasion



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Since Vietnam, presidents have continued to send the military into action without prior congressional approval. But is it constitutional?



Mar 16

The Islam hearings: What would James Madison do?



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What would Madison have thought of the hearings on radical Islam in Congress?



Mar 10

Westboro Baptist Church teaches us humility in SCOTUS ruling



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Let us now thank Pastor Fred Phelps and the members of his Westboro Baptist Church for teaching us all a lesson.



Mar 1

Are our children too … nice?



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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.



Feb 28

The road from historic Philadelphia to Capitol Hill



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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.