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Mar 2

A KING UNDER THE TITLE OF PRESIDENT?



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“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… [Continue Reading]



Mar 2

Everything you need to know about a government shutdown, in 4 links



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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.



Mar 1

In Middle East & America, nothing left to fear but … freedom itself?



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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.



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.