Jul 23

Next 10 Amendments: Eliminate the Electoral College?



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Should Americans be allowed to directly elect a president, or does the Electoral College represent the best way to fairly select a leader? Let us know what you think in our continuing debate about the Next 10 Amendments to the Constitution.



Jul 22

Despite royal buzz, Americans would still pass on a monarchy



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The story of a new heir in Great Britain has Americans abuzz about royalty again. But there are few signs than anyone in the former Colonies wants the monarchy back, for some good historical reasons.



Jul 19

Japan edging closer to constitutional changes with weekend elections



Posted 9 months, 6 days ago.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seems poised for a big win in elections this weekend as his ruling party is closer to a controversial goal: rewriting its American-based constitution to allow for an active military force.



Jul 18

FDR’s third-term decision and the 22nd amendment



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On July 18, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt accepted his party’s nomination to run for a third term in office—an unprecedented act that would be barred by a constitutional amendment a decade later.



Jul 17

A birthday tribute to the Founding Father of gerrymandering



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It’s the 269th birthday of a Founding Father whose name you know today as part of controversial political term: gerrymandering.