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Sep 8

Constitution Check: Is legislative gridlock unconstitutional?



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The legislative process created by the Constitution is based on majority rule. But constitutional ideals are not always backed up by constitutional mandates.



Sep 7

How Congress spent its summer: 2011 vs. 1787



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Congress is back from recess today. See how their summer stacks up against a famous summer long ago.



Sep 6

IS EUROPE HAVING AN AMERICAN HISTORICAL MOMENT?



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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]



Sep 6

Are you smarter than a twelfth grader? A back-to-school quiz



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Test your history knowledge. Just remember, no cheating!



Sep 2

THE CONSTITUTION IN OUR MIDST: A SAMPLE OF STORIES FROM JUST THE PAST FEW DAYS



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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]