Constitution


Leave the Constitution Alone

Our new political environment continually prompts the question “Is nothing sacred?” The grudging reverence people of both parties once felt for presidents is gone. Large segments of the electorate categorically…

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America Had a Government Before the Constitution

Americans have started paying more attention to the Constitution in recent times, in part to see what wisdom it might hold, and also to better understand what constraints might bind…

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OPINION: The NRA’s America

Even before the horrific attack in Orlando earlier this month, life in 21st century America had become intolerably, pervasively fearful. Our mad proliferation of guns, and the obscene loopholes that…

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New $60M Project to Fight for 1st Amendment

The First Amendment is getting a new champion, with some deep pockets. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Columbia University on Tuesday announced the launch of a…

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Beware a Three-Way Race

In the next couple of weeks, Michael Bloomberg will decide whether to launch an independent bid for the presidency. That’s an enticing prospect… Nevertheless, before succumbing to centrist temptation, the…

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Invitations We Can Do Without

Representative Scott Allen, a Republican member of the Wisconsin Assembly, videotaped a seasonal message in the Wisconsin Capitol building and sent it via a state e-mail system to constituents and…

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House Republicans Could Support Ryan for Speaker

If rebel conservatives and establishment Republicans in the House can agree on anything, it’s likely supporting Paul Ryan for speaker. Across the Sunday talk shows, members of the Freedom Caucus…

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