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Dec 14

Why presidential elections are such a puzzle



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It was just as challenging for the 18th-century authors of the Constitution, as it is for us today.



Dec 13

Political trouble ahead for the Supreme Court



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Hard to believe, but the controversies that followed Bush v. Gore and Citizens United may be more than matched in the new year.



Dec 13

In praise of “America’s Game”



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For the last several years, I have had the privilege of witnessing the Army-Navy game up close and personal. The game never disappoints, and this year was no different.



Dec 12

A Christmas (or is it holiday?) carol



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Prompted by fears of constitutional heresy, my son’s school had concluded that in order to satisfy the First Amendment, they needed to either trivialize religion, trivialize music, or both.



Dec 12

Happy anniversary, Pennsylvania



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On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the Constitution, but it’s home to many firsts.